When you receive your watch, if it is an automatic (self winding) watch like a Rolex, you will need to manually wind it from the crown at least 25 turns. Then set the time, make sure the crown is screwed down tight to the case and wear the watch for at least 12-14 hours a day, staying active in order to “charge” the mainspring. The power reserve on your watch will depend on your activity level while your wear it, the condition of the automatic, and how well the watch has been cared for in its lifetime. Power reserve will vary from watch model to model…
I strongly suggest that EVERY watch stays as clean and dry as possible, Keep your watch out of the pool, shower and salt water to help prolong its lifespan. A watch with a plastic crystal should Never go in the water.
Please take a moment and check this page on my web site for more info on “Water Resistance”
Please click on this link to read my Blog post on how an automatic watch works.
I will give you a 1 year guarantee on “my work”. I won’t be responsible for any original part that may fail after service. ALL warranty work must be returned to me for repair.
I will NOT guarantee any vintage watch to be waterproof even if it has just had new seals and gaskets. I would suggest that every vintage watch be kept as clean and dry as possible.
I will only pressure test a Rolex or NEW Omega Seamaster to check water resistence.
The warranty is voided if: The watch has moisture inside the case; The balance staff is broken (This means the watch was dropped); The crystal is scratched or broken; If the case has been opened / tampered with, the guarantee is void. Most all wristwatches need to have their case backs opened by a professional with the proper tools. The warranty is not transferable if the watch is sold.
Accuracy levels will vary with the age, condition and service history of your watch. A newer Rolex in good running condition should meet Chronometer standards of -2 to +6 seconds a day. An older model (1570) may meet those standards but it will vary according to movement condition and its service history. Rolex recommends that their watches should be serviced every 3-5 years.
A vintage mechanical watch from the 60-70’s can’t be expected to run this accurately. It may run this well, but I can’t guarantee it. Depending on the movement, it should be in the 10-15 seconds fast a day. Most of these watches also can’t be considered water resistant because of their age and case, crystal and crown wear. Vintage watches should be kept as clean and dry as possible.
Please keep in mind that no watch, not even a Rolex will last forever, everything wears out at some point!! I will do my best on each overhaul to get the watch as accurate as possible, but there are limitations of what I can and can’t do on every repair job.