One of the cotter pins in the stainless steel band of my Citizen watch has come loose to the point that it slides out on its own rather easily, separating the links of the watch band. The watch is still under warranty, but I'd rather not deal with shipping it away and waiting for such a minor repair. Are local jewelry shops likely to have a replacement pin, or [more inside]
posted by tonycpsu
on Dec 20, 2013 -
I have this
type of watch. The manual suggests that I should get Timex to repair the battery. I'm hoping to be able to do it myself and save a few bucks. However, I don't really see any way to get the back off. I also want to adjust the band as it's too large for my wrist. But, again, I really have no idea how to do this. Hoping someone here can tell me if this is something I'd be able to do from home (and tell me how to do it) or whether I should take it to a jeweler.
posted by Proginoskes
on May 19, 2013 -
Can the hive mind recommend a reasonably-priced Seiko watch repair place in San Francisco? [more inside]
posted by Quietgal
on Mar 20, 2010 -
Please help me determine whether this watch-repair business is legitimate, or help me find a reputable Accutron specialist in the Bay Area. [more inside]
posted by mattdidthat
on Sep 16, 2009 -
What is the best way to restore/repair an antique watch that has priceless sentimental value? [more inside]
posted by eisenkr
on Apr 9, 2009 -
I need a recommendation for a watch store or jeweller in New York City. [more inside]
posted by cazoo
on Dec 14, 2008 -
Where is a cheap place to go in Manhattan (Chinatown?) to get a new leather brown wrist band as well as get the battery replaced for my watch. [more inside]
posted by Juggermatt
on Nov 1, 2008 -
I have several Swatch watches that have all lost a small piece of glass set in the knob used to change the time. Can this be replaced? I've been to several Swatch stores that have told me they can't fix this. What about a jeweler?
posted by anonymous78
on Jan 16, 2008 -
I have a 15 year old Seiko chronograph watch which needs a new movement. Can you recommend a good, honest watch repair service to replace the movement? [more inside]
posted by tristanshout
on Oct 13, 2007 -
I'd like to find a San Francisco based antique watch repair shop that does impeccable work. Price is not an issue, as the watch is the only thing I have from my great-grandmother and is of the utmost sentimental value. The wristwatch is silver, with no visible manufacturer's mark, and is approximately 85 years old. The face needs cleaning and the mechanism likely is in decent shape, but needs cleaning as well.
posted by judith
on Jun 12, 2007 -
I own a windable Timex watch given to me about twenty years ago. I have been using it for the past few years without problem, but now it doesn't seem to keep time very well. Timex HQ says that they won't fix it because of its age and parts likely being unavailable.
How can I get this watch tuned up/repaired? I'd like to keep it - great sentimental value plus my name engraved in the back.
posted by cadge
on Dec 6, 2005 -