The invention of the quartz movement revolutionized the industry and nearly drove the mechanical movement into extinction. The combination of relatively accurate timekeeping, low maintenance and simplicity was a winning combination for the consumer. However, modern Swiss Made quartz timepieces still require testing and verification that they are functioning correctly. For most clients, the water-resistant gaskets will wear out far sooner than the quartz movement. With professional care, Swiss timepieces can last decades.
A Battery Service on a high-grade Swiss timepiece includes the following operations: • if timepiece is designed as water-resistant, before the case is opened the water-resistance is confirmed with industry leading and approved equipment, to the appropriate rating; • the bracelet is removed from case; • the case is hand cleaned and the bracelet is cleaned in an ultrasonic bath; • the case is opened; • the voltage of the old battery is tested and recycled, if discharged; • the following electronic circuit and analog parameters of the quartz movement are tested: • Rate; • Consumption; • Lower Working Limit; • End of Life Indicator, if possible; • Coil Resistance; • the voltage of the new battery is tested and installed; • the case-back gasket is exchanged; • the crown tube gasket is exchanged; • the case is closed and sealed; • if timepiece is designed as water-resistant, the water-resistance of the case is confirmed to not have been affected during battery service; • the bracelet is checked for pin/screw tightness and clasp is adjusted for security; Starting price: $87