With our in house watch maker, SVS Fine Jewelry takes pride in over 40 years of experience. Our top rated trained master watch maker has completed just about every type of watch repair imaginable. Whether you want to stop in for a battery replacement while you wait or are looking for a complete overhaul and replacement of movement, with our in-house watch repair facility we will have your watch back to ticking in no time regardless of where it was purchased!
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Our Watch Repair Process
Drop off your watch or make an appointment to meet with the watchmaker
Free estimate and customer approval
Repair ETA is given and work is completed
Our Watch Services
The SVS Fine Jewelry showroom in Oceanside, NY offers a full range of watch services
Battery Replacement- can be done while you wait, all replacements done with premium batteries. Starting price $15
Band Repair & Replacement- Replace broken links, pins, or clasp. Customized bands are also available. Starting price $18
Band Resizing (Link Additions & Removal). Starting price $10
Complete Watch Overhaul - Quartz Movement - Disassembly of movement, replacement of quartz movement, and Cleaning of external parts. Starting price $95
Complete Watch Overhaul - Mechanical Movement - disassembly, deep cleaning and lubrication of all internal components. Starting price $325
Crystal Polishing- Starting price $25
Crystal Replacement - Replacement of cracked, scratched, or broken crystal. Starting price $75
Hand Restoration & Replacement- Replace or restore broken, water damaged, loose, or missing hands. Starting price $35
Full Restoration of Watches & Pocket Watches - Starting price $675
Refinishing of watch case- Starting price $250
Refinishing of watch bracelet- Starting price $150
Servicing and Cleaning of all EXTERNAL watch parts. Starting price $40
Stem & Crown Repair - Missing or broken crown and stem replacement. Starting price $35
Pusher Installation - Installation of pusher buttons and testing of functions. Starting price $35
Urgent Damage Repair- water and/or moisture damage. Starting price $175
Vintage Watch Restoration- Starting price $750
Water Resistance testing. Starting price $15
Long Island's Top Rated Watch Repair Center
Our Oceanside showroom features a state of the art watch repair center. Our in house watch maker offers the highest quality skill and craftsmanship, backed by years of experience, done in our repair center full of the latest tools and technology at a price that will make you comfortable. We guarantee that your watch or timepiece gets the SVS VIP treatment, everytime.
Just like any other piece of intricate equipment, a watch should be serviced from time to time. Most manufacturers recommend that you have your timepiece serviced every three to five years. At SVS Fine Jewelry our master watch makers love the art of watch making, and they strive to bring each watch to the back to the beauty and accuracy with which it was born.
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Watch Makes & Models
We Repair Most Makes & Models of Watches, including but not limited to:
A. Lange & Söhne
Vintage Pocket Watches
"I got my Rolex polished and they far exceeded my expectations. My watch looks brand new! The salesperson Chris was excellent, extremely attentive and went above and beyond to answer all of my questions thoroughly." ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ -Nick Dellorco on GOOGLE
"Chris was excellent to work with from start to finish. He explained everything in detail about my watch battery change + the crystal change due to a scratch in it. Chris even understood I had a very hectic work schedule and called during hours I told I would be available to discuss any possible changes or things that were going on in the order. The watches work great and the new crystal for one of the watches looks great. Excellent customer service experience. Chris truly listens to the customer as can be seen by understanding my work wchedule and providing phone calls during times that would be more opportune for me to answer the call. Experiences like this make you want to come back for small repairs to bigger purchases because you know you are dealing with someone reliable and they are there to help you and not turn you away! Excellent job overall and I will be back for any further needs." ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ -Craig Menezes on GOOGLE
"Needed a watch repaired. Chris was very helpful and the repair shop never disappoints!! The best." ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ - Amy Allred on GOOGLE
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Meet Our Watchmaker
Tony keeps all of SVS Fine Jewelry's guests ticking. He is an expertly trained watchmaker that is able to fix any of your watch needs. Whether it is servicing of your Rolex, an overhaul on your Tag, or simply changing the battery of your Michele watch, Tony is your guy!
The answer to this question varies based on the type of watch, as well as the type of repair. A simple battery replacement can be turned around while you wait in store, while a vintage restoration of a century old pocket watch can take several months. We do our best to give an indication of the length of time required in the estimate. Parts on order can add another layer of uncertainty to the timeline.
We understand the sentimental value of the timepiece can be priceless, therefore in rare cases repairs may be equal to or exceed the monetary value of your watch. No repairs will be performed without your approval. When you stop in our in-store evaluations of the timepiece are completely free! If you wish to not proceed with any service we completely understand. Depending upon the value of the watch as well as the desired or necessary service, a customer’s costs tend to stay under 1/3 the value of the timepiece.
The brand of your watch (ex Michele, Rolex, Skagen) can assist us in giving you swift response regarding a range of prices on parts and a number of different services. Based upon the outstanding skills of our technicians, the individualized care and attention afforded, as well as the prompt turnaround time of repair, we aim to provide a fair and competitive price.
Yes, we do carry original parts, internal and external. Most manufacturers use parts which are made by an outsourced company, so a crystal for a Omega can be produced side by side with a crystal for a Hamilton. For many repairs a generic part is all that available, this option would be as similar to the original as possible at an affordable price.
Yes, all of our batteries are guaranteed for a 1 year after installation! If your new battery dies before 365 days pass, please stop back in and see us. At SVS Fine Jewelry, we replace so many batteries that we constantly replenish our stock. The rapid turnaround rate means that our batteries don't exhaust their shelf lives in our showroom. That said, watch batteries have a life expectancy of approximately 1 year. When a watch stops working in less than a year, this often indicates a movement issue instead of another battery problem.
As stated above, our watch batteries are guaranteed for 1 year. If yours stops working within that time frame, stop into the showroom and we replace it again for FREE or issue you a credit for a new battery in the future. Occasionally, we attempt to replace a battery in our showroom and discover an unrelated or underlying defect. We will not proceed with any further maintenance until we obtain your approval via phone or email.
The lifespan of the initial battery is always the longest but after it's first change you should be getting at least one year. If your watch battery is lasting less than this, bring it in let us take a look to see if something deeper is going on.
Opening up the watch case for battery replacement may compromise your watch's level of water resistance. If this feature is important to you, then we suggest paying for a water testing at the time of service ($15). We will put your watch inside of a high tech pressure chamber that monitors air pressure inside the watch case. In the event that your watch fails the test, it will continue running properly; however, it won't be able to withstand the elements. We will of course present you with an estimate to bring back your watch to its original factory specs if possible. If your watch passes the examination, we will issue a 120 day warranty applicable to its water resistance. Many modern watches are designed to meet various levels of water resistancy. Even if your watch was manufactured to that standard, the seals that establish water resistance need to be maintained. The gaskets and seals that keep the watch watertight, dry and decay over time allowing moisture to penetrate the case. It is imperative to change those seals in any watch that is exposed to excessive moisture on a regular basis.
Seiko Kinetic and Citizen Eco-Drive watches do not use silver oxide or lithium batteries like other watches. They use a capacitor sometimes called a 'power cell' or 'secondary battery' to collect energy generated by the spinning weight on a Kinetic or the solar cell in an Eco-Drive. We specialize in replacing the capacitors in these watches.
No, unfortunately, we cannot. When you have a watch under warranty, the warranty house sends those pieces to only specific repair facilities that they regularly do business with. As we are a business to consumer operation, we do not perform work for any watch warranties. We can, of course, repair the watch for a cost.
We are glad to provide appraisals free of charge with any complete service. The price for an appraisal alone starts at $125 and varies according to the complication of the watch. We complete a full inspection of the watch and document all of our findings on a certificate suitable for insurance purposes.