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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Watch came out amazing! The mechanics and accuracy are better than it was when it was brand new.
Junstin G.rye, NH - Rye, NH
 
Thank you, my Ebel watch looks like new!!! This was my birthday present to myself and it's the best gift I have ever given to myself!! I'm really glad I sent it to you.  
Ann P. - Waltham, MA
 
Thank you. My Rolex looks great and I'm very happy with your service!
Robert B - Mason, OH
 
I was pleasantly surprised to receive the repaired watch two weeks prior to estimated completion date. Your prompt service is appreciated as well as the care in packaging the repaired watch for shipment. I am completely satisfied with the repair and service.
Irene G. - Lyman, ME
 
Thank you for repairing my Rolex. It is keeping accurate time, better than any time previously. Thank you again!
James L. - Austin, TX
 
Thanks for the updates along the way. The watch looks great and I was pleased with the communication and the work completed.
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