Entrust Our Experts at ALKU With All Your Watch Repair Needs
Did you know we offer expert jewelry repair onsite? Whether you are into collecting watches as a hobby, stick to one watch that your family has passed down for generations, or anything in between, our repair expert at ALKU Modern Jewelers can help you.
Common Reasons for a Watch Repair
Customers come into our Katy watch repair room for a plethora of reasons. Some of the most common reasons are listed below, but keep in mind that these are not the only instances in which we repair watches. In fact, we offer many more jewelry and watch repair services onsite.
We can easily replace your battery for a new watch, or an older watch that has been in your family for generations.
Over time, metal or leather watch bands can break and require a full replacement. Other times, a simple repair may be needed. Sometimes a customer will see that one of their metal watchband links has fallen off as the result of a pin that came loose and fell out. In the case of leather watchbands, sometimes they dry out so much that they begin to crack.
As you wear your mechanical timepiece more and more, you may find it runs too slow or too fast. You can bring it to us and we will recalibrate it in order to ensure it gives you an accurate reading at all times.
Leave Watch Repair to a Professional
When you entrust your need for a repair to a professional watchmaker and repairman, you risk less damage. Although home repair kits are available to the DIY-er, we advise against using them. Higher-end watches like Omega's, for example, have a certain level of artistry and craftsmanship. It can be a little too easy to accidentally disrupt the craftsmanship, meaning your watch will turn out worse than it was at the time of initial repair. Regardless if you have a high-end watch or a less expensive alternative, it's best to let experts pinpoint the exact part causing the problem.
The Right Watch Repair Tools
Professionals have full access to the right tools, as recommended by the watch manufacturer. Some household tools, like pliers or screwdrivers may be used in a watch repair, but there is an array of specialized tools that may be required, and some may be hard to come across in the same quality that our repair people are provided with.
While the watch is in for repair, the watchmaker will take a close look at every single component to ensure the rest of the watch is working well. In some cases, our repairmen have found causes for watch issues that may not have been thought of before. Trusting professional watchmakers means they can take preventative measures so your watch can last another while until the next repair is needed. Don't fret; repairs will always be needed, even if you take the best care of your watch. At ALKU Modern Jewelers in Katy we will treat your watch with the utmost respect and care it deserves.