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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I just received my watch and it looks great and runs well too! Thank you.
Nanette - Brighton, TN
Just got my watch Back yesterday:)) Thank you so much - it looks like new and runs great!!!!! Fantastic!!!!!!
Margaret G. - Mineola, NY
Thanks for the repair. My watch looks like new. I will be in touch with you soon for an overhaul on my wife’s Rolex.
Mike H. - Columbia, MD
I received my watch yesterday. It was in perfect working order and looked new, thanks to a new crystal and polishing the band. My thanks to everyone there who took such good care of it. I am so grateful that it was able to be repaired as it means a lot to me. You can be sure I will recommend you to any of my friends who need their watch repaired. Many thanks again!
Judy F. - Ormond Beach, FL
I received the watch back and it looks great. Brett was great to deal with. He was very reactive to any request that I had. I would recommend Govberg to others.
Kenneth - Suffield, CT
Thank you! The watch came back looking better than new. I really appreciate the process you have that lets me check the status of the watch during shipment, repair and return. Excellent service. I’ll definitely use your services in the future.
Michael B. - Mesa, AZ

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