Hi My friends
I am Jeweller and Watchmaker 23 Years and now is time to write some thinks about the service price of the watches.
The Swiss watch industry have really big problem with this.There are many times I sold a watch from Swiss brand names and after 2 years when the warranty stop for this watch the customer is really on the Air about the service and the parts.
And why say That??
The Swiss brands stop sell parts to the watchmakers and if you want to repair your watch you can make it only in the official service center of the Brand name.The Swiss brand names see the profit Cheese but didnt see the trap.
I sold a watch before 4 years to one of my customers 390 Euros and now is the time of the service because the watch stop working.The official Service center ask from my Customer 190 euros without the shipping cost +20 Euros.
This is the 60% of the value of the watch and this situation is really Good.There is customer with 750 euro value watch and the service center ask 430 Euros.
The parts of Brands if you want to Change battery and need the official Hard Gasket the service must change all the Gasket kit including the Button and the glass o Ring.This cost 50 until 70 euros The Kit and 18 euros the battery replacement and the cost for some watches 10% until the 25% of the value of the watch.
The other is the Service.
You call it service but it isn’t.When someone send a watch in the official service you tell him service of the watch 250 euros.If the customer accept the price you make a movement Replacement and you send the watch with a new movement.The price of the movement cost to any watchmaker 15-30 euros and in some chronograph 40 euros.I accept you can make a profit But 210 euros difference is to big.
Of the Swiss watch industry if you send your luxury car for service and want you 90000 euros for service I think you find bad idea to send it next time to the same service and you try to search another Service and pay 500 euros for service.This is an example for you.I hope you understand because the Times change and the solution for the customer of the beautiful Smartwatch with cost 25 euros until 200 euros with pedometer,compass,heart rate,Bluetooth and many more is ready to make the watch customers very Happy and forget the service prices of 300 euros.
Dear Mr CEO if your mind is to show profits to shareholders I think you are wrong and you must change direction to the best ways because you are in driver seat of 200 years brand and you must have respect to the history of the company and the customers.
Another Great Watch From a Swatch Group Brand is Rado watches.
This Brand is famous for the uscratched bracelet and for ceramic Material use for the watches.Many Brands take the Rado ceramics for Bazel ceramics and Ceramic Crown and many other parts.
The watch of the Days is the Rado Diastar and thanks Mr Elio From Brussels send this watch for Battery Replacement.
I start Again With Cleaning and open the watch to see the inside the case condition.The movement is Good Condition but I think in the next 5-7 years need a very good service.
The Watch have many dust on back case and many from outside case and I must clean it.
The case is ready and the new Battery replaced the movement is in working condition and the watch is ready for close and ready for use.
The Battery replaced and the watch is ready for shipping to brussells again.
Hi From Greece Again
Today a special watch need a battery replacement.Vacheron Constantin 25040 is a lady watch made from 750 Gold or 18K.
Is a very beatyfull watch and need extra care when you replace the battery.
The first is clean the watch before you open the backcase and with a small screwdriver open the screws.This is the most carefull step because with the screwdriver you can make scratches or damages on the backcase or you can destroy the screw heads.
Remove the screws and clean it with clear benzin,and continue with open case remove.Before you remove the back case please remove the strap from the case.
Now we are ready for the second part.And this is cleaning cleaning again and again.
Now i am cleaning the case and the place of o ring gasket.
I finish with cleaning and i just install the Gasket with the baysilone and i continue with the battery replacement.
In watch like this watchmakers dont play with the quality of batteries and replace with the best battery on the market.
Personally i work only with Energizer.The empty battery is Energizer and the battery for this movement of Vacheron Constantin cal 1202 is the Energizer 321.
I remove the old battery and the battery is very old.Some bAtteries brands when the battery is empty have little oxid liquid and if you forget to change the battery loose this oxid into the movement.
Now is last Part of the Battery replacement,and this is the most carefully step.
Intall the back case with the gasket carefully on the case of the watch install all screw in X position and the watch is Ready for use.
Thanks Ms Maria from Athens for the trust this watch for Battery Replacememt.If you want to send me your watch for Battery Replacement my email is email@example.com
Hi From Greece.Today i will post and explain how can we replace the Battery on Tissot Touch Expert.You can DIY and the level is Easy.
If you see another one video in my youtube channel about the change battery from Tissot Sea Touch you can see the practice for the repla ememt is same because the movements is really the same.
Many emails ask me to make a video from Tissot Touch Expert and I make it my friends.
The First you must see if the hands is calibrated.
For the example of my video the batt indicator is in warning condition in my Display,But there are many watches loose the calibration without this batt warning.
How can See if the battery is on the end without batt warning.
1)We press the Compass function and if this function dont work means the batt is on the end.And Why that?because the compass function needs more energy from the other Functions.
2)We push the middle button to activate the touch and touch the center of glass until the Opt.We push the middle button again to enter to Options.We Touch again the center until we see the function Sleep and we leave it for 10 sec to activate the sleep mode.
When the Sleep mode activated the display stop working and the hands show exactly 12 o clock.If one hand is not at the 12 o clock,then the Hands need calibration.
Please see The next video.
The Battery Replacement on Tissot Touch Expert
This is the most carefully step on replacememt of the battery.
And you must carefull with the cleaning of the case and the Gasket too.Because many watchmaker play only on the target to replace the battery and close the watch and give it to the customer.
On Everytime you open the watch you must clean with clear Benzin all the parts of the back case and leave it 3 minutes open.
For this Reason first clean the watch and then replace the battery.
When you finish the clean,replace or GHANGE the Gasket again with basylone silicone.(Read a previous post for this Silicone).
And Now is the time of Battery.
The watch have same movement with the Sea Touch and take the same Battery also.The battery is the Cr 2032 and personally i use only Maxwell on 3V lithium Batteries.(I will make a post about the batteries in the next days).
Replace the battery and dont touch any button until close the case.
And why the that.Because when push any button the watch will activate without the sensors.
Please continue and close the clean back case and install all the screws and you are ready.
Please enjoy the next video from my Youtube channell
The third part is the Reset and the Hands calibration or Synchro
In this part the watch must reset like a sea touch video.
You are going to the sleep mode
Middle button>activate the touch>touch the center>and touch until the sleep mode.
When you activate the sleep mode push the + button for 6 sec and the then the compass function.
The display is in the Factory reset and show if all the sensors working and the battery Level and in the last the reset.
When you finish with that you can synchro the hands
The syncronization start again from the middle button for Touch activation and touch the glass center until the mode 24h Cm.
In this Mode push the middle button for 5 sec and you are in synchro.
With + or – button you can set the minutes hand at 12 o clock.
When you finish with the minutes hand touch the center of Glass and now you can set the hours hand with + or -button to the 12 o clock.
When you do that push the middle button again the watch is Ready
Please enjoy the next Video.
Thanks for Coming to my Blog and any comment is acceptable
If your watch have problem with the touch or the sensors
Please dont hesitate to contact with me. Info@watch4maker.com
Hi Watchmakers and Watch Fans
I buy before 1 week a pocket watch in flea market in Athens a pocket watch.The Pocket watch made from watchmaker William waldie.The number of the watch is no200 and is hard for me to find something on internet.I try to restore it because all the parts is in Good Condition.
The case is Double and it is silver but the condition is Bad.The connector from the case to movement is broken and Case have some damages.The second case is in very good condition..
The Dial have some haircracks but the condition is good.
The hands is missing and I must find new.
The watch have good work if I proceed to restoration but first I want to learn for the watchmaker and if this collectible pocket watch.If the watch is from Simple watchmaker I resell it as parts.
Anyone have info about this watch4maker please send me info or leave a comment. Info@Watch4maker.com
ETA 2824 – Winder stuck in calendar position.
Many times from many watches the winder stuck mostly from our mistake in the of assembly.Other times the customer makes the mistake and the winder stuck in the position of the date.Please look a great video how can you fix it.
Before 2 Days I Receive a watch from Germany.The watch is in Bad condition with With Big Scratches in bracelet and Case.The movement is on good condition but the legs from the Dial was broken and make a damage in one hand.
I start from the hands removing and next I remove the Dial just to see if the day disc and have moisture under the Dial.The Dial have only one leg and the other is broken.I install the dial with Double stickers and install the Hands Again.
I Dissamble the Case and Bracelet and start The Polish and scratch Removing.
I polish first the one side of the bracelet just to see the difference,and then I polish all.
The Job is Finish and now we have a watch ready for use.
Thanks Mr Hans
If you want to send me your Watch for Repair just email me first
In This post I want to thanks Mr Emanuel From Stuttgart Germany send me his watch.
The watch is a Tag Heuer Formula 1 the old model.The watch never serviced and the Disc of Date have Damage inside with broken Part.
I have this part and I make very Good clean of the movement and with new oil and the watch is ready for use.With the service I change the battery and the Gasket.Mr Emanuel tell me the Gasket never changed for the day he buy this watch in 1992.
If You want to send me your watch for service or Repair email me first