Is there a particular reason why your automatic watch stopped working? While the look of a stopped watch may put fear in your heart, it is a frequent problem for watchmakers to fix. Despite the watch functioning normally for a long time, buyers frequently report that it eventually stops.
Although this is common for those who repair watches, it is essential for consumers to also understand why and what factors may contribute to it. Read on to find the most common causes of your automatic watch’s failure.
1. Physical Impact
Several problems, such as a shattered rotor axis from a hard impact, might lead to an ineffective winding mechanism. That’s why giving accurate price quotes is so challenging: many variables exist. There are dozens and dozens of tiny little parts in a watch, and any of them can be the culprit since all are needed to work cohesively. Watches with older mechanisms (such as the automated “bumper” mechanism) can be challenging to repair since new parts might be costly or hard to come by.
2. Water Damage
As a standard feature, water resistance is included in most watches. The gaskets, often soft rubber or nylon, that produce waterproof sealing at the joints where the crystal, a back case there, and a crown are attached to the watch case seem to be the most crucial part of a waterproof wristwatch.
These seals will eventually wear out and require replacement due to everyday use. If you dropped your mechanical watch into the water and the water resistance mechanism was broken, this might cause the watch’s unusable condition.
3. Wear and Tear From Overuse
Some damage to watches is expected when people routinely and constantly use them. This can result from various factors, such as routine use at work, loosening or breaking a component, or an accidentally dropped watch breaking internal wheels or gears. Depending on how badly the watch has been damaged, the jeweler may have to send it back to the manufacturer for repairs.
Our 8215 Movement Kit includes everything you need to make a mechanical automatic movement. A whole kit with over fifty individual parts is included. Everything you need to get started, including the activity and the necessary equipment, is included in the package. The parts for a movement are factory installed and pre-lubricated for transport safety.
Disassembly is covered in the guide’s first part, while the assembly is covered in the second. Learning how to disassemble a watch and put it back together again are two different but equally essential watchmaking skills. Order early through Rotate Watches and receive a free organizing case (limited offer).