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Watch repair shops that fix men and women’s wrist and pocket watches keep timepieces accurate and well maintained. If water gets inside a watch, a band becomes damaged, or a replacement battery is needed on an electric watch a repair specialist can help. The following are some common watch repair terms to be familiar with.

  • Swiss – Swiss made watches have a reputation for being incredibly accurate and of high quality. The first electronic wristwatches made with quartz were developed in Switzerland, which contributed to the Swiss watchmaker’s reputation for innovative products.
  • Pocket – A pocket watch is designed to be carried in an individual’s pocket, rather than worn on the wrist. They often have chains that can be attached to clothing to prevent them from getting lost. Some are open faced, while others have covers.
  • Mechanical – A mechanical watch operates through mechanical mechanisms driven by a spring. Mechanical watches come in a variety of styles, including pocket watches and men and women’s wristwatches. Antique watches are exclusively mechanical. They will require repairs over time and winding to keep them accurate.
  • Automatic – An automatic watch used electric mechanisms that are powered by a battery or quartz crystal. These watches may derive energy from a wearer’s movement to keep them accurate or need occasional battery changes.
  • Winder - Winders keep watch movements accurate. Older mechanical watches and clocks require cleaning and lubrication as well as winding to maintain accurate time keeping. Automatic watches that depend on movement should also be kept in a winding device when not being worn.
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    Geneva Watch Repair
    210 Post St Ste 922, San Francisco, CA 94108
    The source for all your watch needs. We repair all types of watches! Certified Swiss graduate watchmaker and onsite repairs!
    (415) 391-6455
    M & S Watch Repair
    1040 Grant Rd, Mountain View, CA 94040
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    (650) 969-5601
    User Review: "They have no idea what they're doing. I went there for a simple battery change. It took them 25 minutes of struggling and..." - frank (CA)
    Doman Watch Repair
    467 N Santa Cruz Ave, Los Gatos, CA 95030
    Visit Doman Watch Repair for timepiece restoration services. Contact us in Los Gatos, CA, for the repair of basic and high-end watches.
    (669) 244-4161
    Watch Gallery
    1405 Hilltop Mall Rd, San Pablo, CA 94806
    (510) 223-8463
    Watch Gallery
    1402 Hilltop Mall Rd, San Pablo, CA 94806
    (510) 223-8463
    Frank's Watch Repair Center
    4026 Macdonald Ave, Richmond, CA 94805
    (510) 232-3381
    A Jr Watch Repair
    10650 San Pablo Ave, El Cerrito, CA 94530
    (510) 525-3800
    Woulf & Ury Jewelers
    10572 San Pablo Ave, El Cerrito, CA 94530
    (510) 524-3600
    Gold Center
    512 San Pablo Ave, Albany, CA 94706
    (510) 525-3176
    Oaks Jewelers
    1783 Solano Ave, Berkeley, CA 94707
    (510) 526-7563
    Greer's Jewelry Shop
    2983 Sacramento St, Berkeley, CA 94702
    (510) 848-7810
    A Jr Watch Repair
    2055 Solano Ave, Vallejo, CA 94590
    (707) 554-3500
    Bill's Trading Post & Gem Gallery
    2945 College Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705
    (510) 841-1615
    Fleury Andre Swiss Watch Maker
    523 4th St, San Rafael, CA 94901
    (415) 459-7755
    Demares Jewelers
    3555 Sonoma Blvd, Vallejo, CA 94590
    (707) 552-2000

    Watch restoration or repair stores will work with every type of watch available with the proper equipment so your old pocket or wrist watch will have a battery that works and a clock that ticks. Antique models that require winding may sometimes need to be fixed for it to work as if it were new. You can easily find a company that knows how to fix both women's and men's versions, whether they're new or part of a vintage collection. If you dive underwater a lot, you may find that the mechanical clock has stopped working. Finding what is wrong can be time consuming, especially if you aren't sure exactly what you're doing. Automatic, luxury, and military clocks will come in gold, silver, platinum, or leather. Of course, if you have broken the device you may find that it's hard to replace certain parts unless you take it to a watch repair and restoration company. You can find one online or in a phone book. Let them know what materials the watch is made out of so they can make the proper arrangements if you need to replace or install a new link. Compare prices with different companies and see who can fix the watch in the least amount of time if you're under a time limit. Broken equipment can be hard to locate if you aren't sure where to look, while a professional knows where to look immediately depending on the problem. If you aren't happy with the level of service you're given, take your watch to a different store and get an estimate from them before making a decision.
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