With the complexity of mechanical watches, manufacturers recommend having them serviced every couple of years. As with any machine with moving parts, friction will cause wear and tear over time, and special lubricants will deteriorate. At Arlington Watch Works, our certified watchmaker can perform full mechanical overhauls, ensuring your timepiece will remain healthy and precise. The process for a mechanical overhaul is as follows:
1. Diagnostic and Estimate
Our certified watchmaker will conduct a comprehensive analysis of your wristwatch to identify any signs of wear, deterioration, or mechanical failures. We'll then discuss our findings with you and provide an accurate estimate for the necessary repairs.
Every part is delicately removed, categorized, and inspected for signs of wear or damage. This includes the watches movement, casing, dial, hands, and any other internal or external components.
Following disassembly, each component of the watch movement is put into an ultrasonic cleaner, which uses specialized cleaning agents to remove old lubricants, dirt, and other residues.
4. Reassembly & Lubrication
After each component of the movement has been cleaned, we will completely reassemble the watch movement. If there were any broken or damaged parts, they will be replaced with genuine replacements from the original equipment manufacturer. Special synthetic lubrications will be applied, which will provide smooth and long lasting operation.
We use specialized equipment to 'listen' to the watch movement, and fine-tune it to ensure that it runs according to the manufacturers' original specification.
6. Case Reassembly
The cleaned case will be put back together and includes resealing or replacing the gaskets to ensure proper sealing.
7. Quality Control and Testing
Your wristwatch will undergo rigorous quality control checks, including water resistance testing (if applicable), and a minimum of 72 hours of continuous testing to ensure it performs to its optimum capabilities.
Our mechanical overhaul comes with a one-year warranty, covering any work done during the service. We stand behind our craftsmanship and are committed to ensuring your complete satisfaction.*Note that not all watches will be able to be repaired, and vintage watches may not adhere to the original specifications.