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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- Some plastic crystals can be polished if unavailable (no glass polishing)
- Crystals professionally cut, polished, and fitted
- Dent removal
- Scratch removal
- Repairing bent case parts
- Replacing broken, worn, or missing parts
- Cases resealed and pressure tested
- 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
- 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
- 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
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 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.
Watch Repair services overview
Restoration for fine watches
Case refinishing and restoration
Dial and hand refinishing
Antique and Fusee Restoration
Gaskets, and pressure testing
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.
Gold, platinum and Silver items made and/or repaired including cases and jewelry.
Antique mechanical items restored such as old measuring equipment, guns, gauges, etc.
Music boxes repaired.
Antique fishing reels repaired.
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Watch case refinishing
Complete watch case refinishing / restoration
We can completely restore most watch cases.
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
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.
The watch crown is the button used to wind and set the watch. We offer professional watch crown replacement and refinishing.
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.
Antique and Fusee watch repair and restoration
Complete, repair and restoration services for Antique and fusee, American and European watches.
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
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.
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.
We offer various electroplated finishes for watch, and jewelry items.
Complete professional watch restorations
We offer complete restoration of your entire watch. This includes the case, dial, hands, movement, crystal, band, Etc.