5 most common watch problems you may face
Wrist watches, both mechanical and digital, are usually heavily relied upon, not just to tell the time, but also to add style to your outfit. They’re usually smart, stylish statement accessories, and it doesn’t hurt that they also help to make sure you’re punctual.
However, watches often give trouble for no apparent reason. Whether you’re a collector of watches, or just have one classic, loyal time-piece, you may be subject to these problems with your watch.
- Your watch completely stops working: This is the most common issue you might face, and usually happens because the watch’s battery has died. Most watch battery replacements last for about 2 years. However, a few Quartz watches have batteries that might last up to 4 years. If you’re not sure how to change the battery of your mechanical watch yourself, you may want to consider taking it to a watch repair shop.
- It works only when you aren’t wearing it: This problem defeats the purpose of the watch itself, doesn’t it? Your watch functioning well only when it’s off your wrist generally indicates a problem with its electrical circuitry. When your timepiece is in contact with your skin, it adds heat, causing the circuitry to malfunction. We’d recommend taking it to a professional as soon as you can, because this is an issue that can get worse with time, if left unresolved.
- Your watch glass has fogged up: This usually happens when water has entered the dial of the wristwatch. If your watch is waterproof, this shouldn’t be an issue, but if it isn’t, it could eventually cause damage to its functioning.
This usually happens with dive watches, which have an extra screw on glass to prevent water damage. Ensure the cap is tightly screwed on before water-based activities like swimming or scuba diving, and you can avoid your watch fogging up.
- Second hand skipping: This is often noticed for mechanical watches. The second hand, or minutes hand, often skips ahead, resulting in inaccurate time display, and of course, frustration. This usually happens because of a bad battery. The second hand tends to move faster when the battery is approaching the end of its life, so all you have to do to solve this, is replace the battery.
- Watch buttons not functioning well: Sometimes, the buttons on the side of your dial don’t perform the function they’re supposed to. This could be an alarm setting, date and time resetting, or even winding the watch. You may face this problem because of dust and first accumulated on the delicate systems. Taking your watch to a professional watchmaker to get it cleaned will usually help resolve this.
At Fixperts Shop, we offer watch repair and watch maintenance services in Dubai. We can replace your watch battery, change and replace watch straps, and fix any watch related issues. You can contact us by calling us on our Toll Free number – 80081, or visiting our office on Level 2, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai.