Watch Overhauls

Just like a car needs a tune-up to maintain peak performance, your cherished watch also requires periodic maintenance to ensure its continued accuracy and longevity. At Sangamon Watches, we offer comprehensive watch overhauls, a meticulous process that revitalizes your timepiece both inside and out.

Why Does My Watch Need an Overhaul?

Over time, natural wear and tear take their toll on a watch's movement. Oil dries out, lubricants lose their effectiveness, and tiny particles can accumulate within the delicate mechanisms. This can lead to several issues, including:

  • Loss of accuracy: Your watch may start to run slow or gain time significantly.
  • Difficulty setting the time or date.
  • Reduced power reserve: The watch may not hold a charge as long as it used to.
  • Increased risk of damage: Without proper lubrication, the movement's components can grind against each other, leading to wear and tear.

A Labor of Love: The Watch Overhaul Process

A watch overhaul is a complex and time-consuming process that requires a skilled watchmaker's expertise. Here's a glimpse into what's involved:

  1. Complete Disassembly: The watch is meticulously disassembled, taking each tiny screw, spring, and gear apart.
  2. Deep Cleaning: Each component is thoroughly cleaned in specialized solutions to remove old lubricants, dirt, and debris.
  3. Expert Inspection: Every part is carefully examined to identify any worn or damaged components that need replacement.
  4. Precise Lubrication: Fresh, high-quality lubricants are applied to specific points within the movement, ensuring smooth operation.
  5. Case & Bracelet Refinishing: The watch case and bracelet are meticulously polished to restore their original shine.
  6. Water Resistance Testing: The watch undergoes rigorous testing to ensure it maintains its water resistance specifications.

The Investment of Time & Expertise:

A watch overhaul is a significant investment, both in terms of time and cost. Overhauls typically take several days to complete, as each step requires meticulous attention to detail. Our rates start at $100, but the final cost can vary depending on the watch brand, movement complexity, and any necessary part replacements. Luxury brands, vintage pocket watches, and intricate wristwatches may require a slightly higher investment.

Free Consultation & Estimate:

To provide you with a transparent cost breakdown, we recommend scheduling a free consultation and estimate. Our watchmaker will assess your timepiece and discuss the specific needs of your overhaul. Note: Minimum bench charge $30 (open case examination, diagnosis, report findings, etc. for any watch received and not repaired)

Restore Your Watch's Legacy:

A watch overhaul is an investment that preserves the functionality and beauty of your cherished timepiece for generations to come. Contact Sangamon Watches today to discuss your watch overhaul needs and let us help your watch tell its story for years to follow.