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Watch Repair & Restoration Services

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Watch Repair Services

We specialize in watch repair of vintage, luxury watches. We service modern quartz watches, high grade Swiss time pieces such as Rolex, Cartier, Breitling, Tag Heuer, Omega, Baume & Mercier, complicated mechanical chronographs, and more.

No matter what your needs are, Carignan Watch Company is fully qualified and equipped to assist you with repairing and maintaining your fine watches. Watches are meticulously restored both mechanically and aesthetically and electronically timed. All watch movements are manually, mechanically, and ultrasonically cleaned. Cases, dials, hands, crystals, are replaced or refinished. See below for complete details.

Watch Restoration Services

Even an older timepiece can look and work like new again. Restoring an older watch to its original condition requires more attention than a routine service. Over the years some movement parts might have become worn or damaged and need replacement. When these parts are discontinued and no longer available from the manufacturers, we have the ability to make them manually.

Part of the restoration is to refinish the watch case and bracelet. Removing scratches and dents and repairing worn hinges on pocket watches. Once cleaned and buffed the exterior is returned to its original “like new” condition. While watch restoration is more time consuming, and hence more costly, it is well worth the added expense for valuable or sentimental pieces that demand the utmost attention. See below for complete details.

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The watch crystal is the clear glass or plastic that covers and protects the dial of the watch. We offer professional watch crystal replacement and refinishing. We custom cut and fit both mineral glass and optical plastic crystals. We have a large stock plastic, glass and sapphire (round only) crystals, including G-S and BB brand crystals. We have many crystals that have been long discontinued and hard to find. Crystals can also be made to order per your specs. Our services include:

  • Some plastic crystals can be polished if unavailable (no glass polishing)
  • Crystals professionally cut, polished, and fitted
The watch crown is the button used to wind and set the watch. We offer professional watch crown replacement and refinishing. We have thousands of genuine and generic watch crowns in stock. Included in our large inventory are antique pocket watch crowns, dustproof watch crowns, waterproof O-ring and screw down style watch crowns, as well as antique, vintage, and modern, genuine OEM crowns for omega, Movado, Tag Heuer, Mido, Waltham, Hamilton, Longines, Wittnauer, and Bulova to name a few. We rebuild and replace watch crowns and watch buttons / pushers of all types. Custom machining of worn and damaged cases performed on site.
We can completely refinish or completely restore most watch cases. We have thousands of gaskets and seals in stock, and can manufacture cases and case parts as needed. Our services include:

  • Dent removal
  • Scratch removal
  • Repairing bent case parts
  • Replacing broken, worn, or missing parts
  • Soldering
  • Customizing
  • Cases resealed and pressure tested
The dial (watch face) of a watch is where the time is displayed. We offer complete watch dial refinishing and restoration for most watches, including:

  • Refinish dial as original or custom
  • Create new, custom dial
  • Change color
  • Many finishes and treatments
  • Luminous paint refinished with Super Luminova
  • Replacement Dials made to your specs
  • Markers replaced, repaired, re-painted
If the hands on your dial have fallen off, are bent, or have lost their luster, all is not lost. Our services include:

  • Refinish hands as original or custom to your specs
  • Change paint color
  • Many surface finishes and treatments
  • Luminous paint refinished with Super Luminova
  • Replacement hands made to your specs
  • Hands replaced, repaired, re-painted
  • Hands polished
  • Hands re-plated
We offer complete repair and restoration services for mechanical and quartz watch movements. Antique, vintage and modern, mid to high grade. We have thousands of new and pre-owned movements in stock and we can custom manufacture obsolete and unobtainable parts. Our services include:

  • Movements professionally cleaned and oiled
  • Missing or broken parts replaced
  • Damaged parts refinished
  • Restoration of plating on plates, bridges, and parts
  • Parts manufactured to match originals as needed
  • Digitally timed and professionally regulated
  • Movements replaced if needed
  • Movement customizing
When watch parts are discontinued and no longer available from the manufacturers, we have the ability to make them manually. We offer extensive horological machining services to make custom watch and clock wheels, pinions, balance staffs, re-pivoting both pinions and staffs, arbors, barrels, levers, springs, plates, bridges, dials, cases, etc. If we can’t do it we probably know someone who can.
In every watch, there are several gaskets, including a back gasket, crystal gasket, bezel gasket, and crown gasket. Gaskets are installed to protect your watch from things like dust, water, perfume, oils, dirt, and other residues that wristwatches and pocket watches are exposed to. By protecting your watch’s precision mechanical and electrical components from moisture and dirt with gaskets you will dramatically increase the life expectancy of your watch.

Gaskets do no last forever and need to be replaced at some point. We have thousands of gaskets and seals in stock, including rubber, crystal, o-ring, lead and plastic “I” seals. When a gasket is replaced we perform a 15ATM pressure testing to ensure it is properly sealed.

We have all popular watch batteries in stock, including Energizer and Swiss Renata brand watch batteries. Don’t take any chances with chain stores or department stores to replace your battery, bring your watch to us to have it replaced the proper way. Batteries are guaranteed for one full year.

We will replace any battery in any watch unless the cell is no longer available. We have yet to find a watch brand that we couldn’t replace the battery in. We also replace batteries in many other electronics such as car remotes, cameras, hearing aids, timers, meters, testing equipment, etc. Cases are resealed when possible and pressure tested upon request.

Electroplating is a great way to rejuvenate a beloved timepieces that is old and worn or scratched from accidental damage. This process involves electroplating a precious metal over existing precious or non-precious metals such as stainless steel, brass or copper. We offer various electroplated finishes for watches and jewelry items, including yellow, white, rose and green gold, nickel, brass, copper, silver and rhodium. Thickness is usually around 10 micron however thicker finishes are sometimes possible.

 

Watch Repair services overview

Overhaul service
Restoration for fine watches
Case refinishing and restoration
Dial and hand refinishing
Crystal replacement
Crown replacement
Movement repair
Antique and Fusee Restoration
Gaskets, and pressure testing
Batteries
Watch parts made
Electroplating of watch cases, parts and dials

What to expect when you trust us with your watch.

WARRANTEE AND CARE INFORMATION

A few of the many brands we repair- Tag Heuer, Patek Phillippe, Rolex, fine Swiss, Rado. Swatch and Movado group brands, etc. We do also service Seiko and Citizen watches.

OTHER SERVICES

Gold, platinum and Silver items made and/or repaired including cases and jewelry.

Clocks repaired.

Antique mechanical items restored such as old measuring equipment, guns, gauges, etc.

Music boxes repaired.

Antique fishing reels repaired.

 

See the links below for individual services and added information!

Watch case restoration

Watch case refinishing

Complete watch case refinishing / restoration

We can completely restore most watch cases.

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Dial refinishing

Watch dial and hand refinishing

The dial (AKA Face) of a watch is where the time is displayed. We offer complete watch dial refinishing and restoration for most watches. We can even make the dial from scratch if needed. We also perform watch hand refinishing and restoration

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Watch crystal Replacement

Watch crystal replacement

The watch crystal is the clear glass or plastic that covers and protects the dial of the watch. We offer professional watch crystal replacement and refinishing. We custom cut and fit both mineral glass and optical plastic crystals. We have a large stock of antique pocket watch crystals such as bull’s-eye, thick beveled edge, high dome, and hunter. We also have G-S and BB brand crystals in stock even many that have been long discontinued and hard to find. Crystals can also be made to order per your specs.

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Watch Crown Types

Watch crowns

The watch crown is the button used to wind and set the watch. We offer professional watch crown replacement and refinishing.

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Watch movement Overhauls

Complete professional watch movement repair and restoration

We offer Complete, professional, repair and restoration services for mechanical and quartz watch movements. Antique, vintage and modern, mid to high grade.

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Antique Fusee resoration

Antique and Fusee watch repair and restoration

Complete, repair and restoration services for Antique and fusee, American and European watches.

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Watch Case parts

Watch gaskets replaced, watches resealed and pressure tested

Thousands of gaskets and seals in stock

15ATM pressure testing

Cases and case parts made or refinished if needed

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Watch batteries replaced, watches resealed

All watch batteries are professionally replaced at Carignan watch company ensuring proper function and longevity, don’t take any chances with chain stores, department stores and hacks, bring your watch to us to have the battery replaced the right way every time.

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Watch parts custom made for nearly any obsolete timepiece

We offer extensive horological machining services. Watch and clock wheels and pinions, Balance staffs, Re-pivoting both pinions and staffs, Arbors, barrels, levers, springs, plates, bridges, dials, cases, etc. If we can’t do it we probably know someone who can.

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Omega Watch

Electroplating

We offer various electroplated finishes for watch, and jewelry items.

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Complete professional watch restorations

We offer complete restoration of your entire watch. This includes the case, dial, hands, movement, crystal, band, Etc.

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