At Gold Unlimited we’re known for our high quality precious stones and exquisite valuable pieces. While we hope you always choose us when trying to make that special occasion even more special, we’d also like you to consider Gold Unlimited when it comes to your everyday Rolex watch repairs. When it comes to high-end watch repairs, especially Rolexs, you don’t want just anyone opening them up and trying to diagnose the problem. These custom made pieces are some of the most expensive and complicated time-pieces created today. So when your watch starts slowing down or missing time you want to make sure you’re putting it in the hands of someone who knows what they’re doing. Here a 2 things you should consider before paying for watch repairs.
Be Wary of Price
If you own a Rolex or other high-end timepiece, then you’re probably aware that you made quite the investment. The good thing about these watches is that they tend to keep a significant portion of their value over their lifetime. When your stops working or has an issue and you go shopping around for watch repair shops, make sure you don’t have the lowest price in mind. Your watch took a lot of time to design, construct and tune. It literally has hundreds of minute moving parts that work together almost like a living organism. If you see advertisements for “same day watch repair” or call and hear that a repair shop does work for a low, flat rate – move along. You don’t want someone charging you $25 dollars to tinker around inside your $10,000 dollar timepiece. An average rate for an expert watch repairman is typically around $50/hour and a routine maintenance procedure like cleaning can take upwards of 4 hours. At best you can expect to pay close to $200. However, this is a small price to pay for keeping your investment in great working order and it also give you peace of mind knowing you’re in knowledgeable hands.
Be Certain of Expertise
Be careful of going to Jewelers whose main area of expertise is simply buying and selling valuables. Yes, they may advertise watch repair, but they may not perform it all that often. If your watch simply needs to be oiled and cleaned you could end up with a bigger problem on your hand when it’s returned to you. Remember that these expensive pieces are calibrated to an incredible degree. Your watch repairman should have a variety of tools suited for about every part and scenario, including tweezers, sharpeners, screwdriver sets, oils, and cleaning solutions. You can also ask if they are a part of any organizations like the AWI (American Watchmakers Institute). If they aren’t, that doesn’t necessarily mean they don’t have the expertise as many have apprenticed under a professional.
Get your watch repaired at Gold Unlimited
If your Rolex watch or other expensive watch seems to be acting up or just needs a cleaning, bring it into Gold Unlimited today and we’ll take a look at it. We’ve been buying, selling, and repairing watches in the San Antonio area for over 25 years. Come into our showroom today experience truly unlimited quality and service.
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