Preserving Legacy One Repair At A Time
There is no telling how many vintage watches are tucked away in old shoeboxes, underneath bedframes, in safes, and old collections. These watches were prized possessions for someone, and to the modern-day collector, these watches are priceless. When you find an old watch, it is an exciting prospect that only a few people get to experience in their lifetime. It is like holding a piece of history, frozen in time, waiting to be opened up and discovered.The old watch will need to be restored to attain its old functionality and appeal. There is some debate, however, as to how much restoration is necessary before it begins degrading the value of the watch. This is important to collectors and resellers, but for a sentimental piece, watch restoration can be as simple as repairing any missing functionality and ensuring the watch is in good condition, but retaining any old weathering and defects from wear and tear.In this article, the repair specialists at Watch Technicians will help guide you through the process of watch restoration, how much it costs, how often you should maintain a restored watch, whether polishing the timepiece devalues it, and many other tips that are essential to the new timepiece collector or someone who found their grandfather’s old timepiece.
For general care and maintenance, you should get your restored watch serviced every 3 to 5 years with regular wear. If the watch begins to show signs of damage or a need for repairs before the three-year mark, then bring it into a certified watch restoration and repair service center in Des Peres to have it inspected.