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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My Rolex GMT looks awesome. You guys did a great job polishing the case. I held it up next to a case that has never been polished and I can't tell the difference. Really impressed!
Will P. - Anacortes, WA
 
I was speechless when my vintage Tissot was returned. The watch looked the same as it did the day I bought it back in July 1965! Your refurb was outstanding.
Larry W. - Huntsville, AL
 
Thank you for doing such a great job of repairing my Rolex! I appreciated your updates during the process, and especially the care that was taken in shipping the watch back to my residence. I will defintely tell my friends about the great service at Govberg.
Dirk Z. - Woodland Hills, CA
 
Thanks for the prompt repair work on my Patek Philippe watch. That was excellent customer service!
John M. - Chicago, IL
 
Just a note to say thanks for the great service. My watch was returned to me in good working order faster than promised. Price was fair, turnaround time reasonable, and I'm very satisfied with the service provided. If I need a watch repaired in the future, or know someone who does, I'll be sure to use or recommend GWR.
Ronnie G. - Liverpool, NY
 
Great job. Thank you for bringing my prized Rolex back to life. I'm extremely happy with the quality of work Govberg provided. I'll be back.
Joe B. - Whittier, CA
 

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