You made the decision to invest in a luxury watch and so far, you’ve been more than pleased with it. People can’t help but notice the luxury item on your wrist, and you can help but roll up your sleeves to show it off. Yet one morning, it stops working. What gives?
Most people agree that they feel “naked” when they don’t have their watch on, as they’re used to wearing it on a daily basis. Since you want to get your timepiece fixed as quickly as possible, it’s important to get down to the bottom of the issue. Most technicalities are not apparent to the average user, but will be to a watch repair person. Let’s take a look at some of the most common reasons for why watches stop working and what you can do to troubleshoot them.
Battery Life – A dried out battery is the most common reason why watches stop working. Even if your timepiece isn’t digital, the battery can still be affected by the oils that are added during the construction phase and place strain on the gears. Really, the only way to troubleshoot this issue is by replacing the battery. If the watch hasn’t gone through any trauma and was in good working condition the day prior, you can hope that it’s the battery causing the problem.
Physical Damage – You don’t have to drop the watch for it to suffer some sort of physical damage. Using our hands on a daily basis, it’s easy for wrist watches to fall victim to trauma, and the internal gears or mechanisms can break or become detached. The only way to troubleshoot this issue is by taking it to a repair person to be looked at. They are the only people that are qualified to take apart luxury watches without causing further damage.
Water Damage – If a wrist watch suffers any type of water damage or moisture, it will stop working. In order for the gears to work properly and not become rusted, the internal pieces must be kept dry. Watches are even sensitive enough where they can be affected by extreme temperatures. Once again, you will have to take the watch to a repair person to be looked at to determine if the gears are rusted.
Magnetic Energy – This may seem far-fetched, but it’s very true: Some people generate more electrical currents than others – we all have currents running through our bodies – and higher currents can interfere with the watch working. You’ll know that this is the case if all watches that you wear deplete their battery life early on or if your watch works fine with another person.