What’s an Overhaul?

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Our most popular watch repair service is a complete overhaul. Your watch is a complicated piece of machinery, and like any precision instrument, needs periodic maintenance to keep working to factory specifications. Think of an overhaul like an oil change and tune up for your watch. Most Swiss watch brands recommend a complete overhaul every five years to keep the watch in perfect working condition, though the period of time between overhauls will vary depending on how the watch is used and the conditions under which it operates. If you are frequently exposing your watch to dust, dirt, liquid, etc. you might want to service your watch more frequently than if your watch is operated in more pristine conditions.

During an overhaul, your watch is completely disassembled and every part is meticulously checked and repaired/replaced when necessary. The watch is demagnetized and all functions of the watch are tested and repaired. All components are cleaned and lubricated, the gaskets are checked and replaced, and the watch is reassembled. Then the watch is adjusted for accuracy and pressure tested to ensure water resistance.  See the video below for an overview of a Breitling overhaul.

An overhaul is a very complex and manual process that should only be performed by highly trained watchmakers that are certified by your watch’s manufacturer. The process takes many hours to complete and typically costs several hundred dollars, reflecting the cost of both manufacturer approved parts and the specialized labor of a certified watch maker. At Govberg Watch Repair, we utilize only the best trained technicians that have been certified to work on your watch brand. We offer authorized overhaul service on the top luxury brands including Rolex, Breitling, Omega, Patek Philippe, TAG Heuer, IWC, and many, many more. All Govberg Watch Repair overhauls are backed by our 1 year warranty on all parts replaced as part of the overhaul service.

 

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Only one word to describe my watch upon its return, WOW. Thanks, my Rolex looks brand new and it is 13 years old and has been ridden hard. Great work!
Bob H. - Oklahoma City, OK
 
My 100 year old pocket watch is now showroom perfect. Superior professional workmanship. Thank you for courteous customer service as well!
Frank F. - Lilburn, GA
 
Thank you for your service. I’m happy to have my Omega watch back like new.
David A. - Mechanicsville, VA
 
Thank you for giving me such great service for my Ebel watch. I will get in touch with you any time I need service in the future.
Linda R. - The Villages, FL
 
I received my refurbished Omega several days ago and I am extremely pleased with the results... the watch appears to be fresh from the factory thanks to your careful reconstruction... Thanks to your overhaul and subsequent adjustment my Omega is more accurate than it has been in years.
John F. - Annandale, VA
 
Thank you so much! I sincerely appreciate how effortless you made the process of having my Ebel watch repaired and refurbished. It looks brand new, and I'll be as delighted to wear it tomorrow as I was the first time. I'll definitely use your service whenever I need to have a watch serviced.
Johanna P. - New York, NY
 

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