Crystal Replacement or Refinishing

The transparent “glass” which protects the dial of the watch is called a crystal. There are three common types of crystals: acrylic, mineral and sapphire. A sapphire crystal is the most expensive, scratch-resistant and durable type of crystal. Watch crystals can break or crack from impact or by dropping a watch on a hard surface. The watchmakers at Govberg Watch Repair can replace almost any watch crystal, and when possible, will carefully buff the crystal of your timepiece to remove unsightly scratches or marks, restoring it to its original condition. When you would like to have your watch’s crystal replaced or refinished our watchmakers use the following procedures.

Crystal Refinishing

  • Disassemble the watch case and remove the movement to protect it while the crystal is being repaired
  • Carefully remove the crystal from the case
  • Cautiously buff the crystal to remove scratches or other distracting imperfections
  • Reinstall the crystal along with the movement and perform a time test to ensure accuracy

Crystal Replacement

  • Disassemble the watch case and remove the movement to protect it while the crystal is being repaired
  • Carefully remove the crystal from the case
  • Search our extensive parts supply and/or the manufacturer’s inventory for a genuine replacement crystal specific to yor watch brand and model
  • If no such crystal can be found, we may be able to custom make a new crystal for your watch.
  • Install the new crystal along with the movement and the watch and time test the watch to ensure its accuracy

Service to your watch’s crystal can greatly enhance its overall appearance and value. Govberg Watch Repair offers Free Estimates and Free return shipping on all watch repairs. Plus, all repair work comes with a 1 year Govberg Warranty. We perform quality crystal refinishing and replacement on over 200 top luxury watch brands.

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Thank you for your great service. I appreciate the good communication, reasonable turn-around time, and fair cost to repair my watch.
John - Gates Mills, OH
 
I received my watch back and I am very pleased. My old friend is alive and well again! Thank you for your fine work.
Arthur - Naples, FL
 
My Baume & Mercier watch looks great – brand new in fact! Thanks so much, especially for rushing it back to me in time for my travel this week.
Adele R. - Friday Harbor, WA
 
I just opened the box with my dad’s Gruen watch in it. I cannot believe how spectacular it looks-like a new watch. I am very pleased with what was done to it.
Bland N. - Aspen, CO
 
I was EXTREMELY pleased and impressed with your service, follow up etc. Your turnaround was quick too.
Christine A. - Boston, MA
 
I want to sincerely thank you for your excellent repair of my Omega watch. I feel that it looks better than the day I bought it. Your attention to detail on the cosmetics of the case and bracelet restoration, only assures me that the same attention to detail went into the movement repair, bringing the watch back to life. I will recommend your services and if need be, use you again.
Don P. - New Brockton, AL
 

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