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Caring for Treasured Watches Passed Down Through the Generations

Whether it is a pocket watch, classic Rolex, or a vintage watch passed down to you from generation to generation, you want to take care of it and ensure that you can then pass it down to your children and grandchildren. You can keep that treasured family heirloom in good working order just by having it regularly maintained by a watch repair company like our jewelry store in Pasadena, Texas. Closeup of gold jewelery with precious stones Here are some things that we do to ensure your treasured watches stay in the best shape possible: Clean and oil the watch or pocket watch, including taking the watch movement apart. All parts are washed in benzene, including jewel mountings, wheels, screws, balance, jewels and more. This removes any dirt and old oil that has accumulated over time. The parts are also washed in a special soap solution, cleaned in cyanide, put back into soap and water, and then immersed in alcohol before being left to completely dry. Each part of your watch or pocket watch is then polished and reassembled. All bearing surfaces are oiled. While not in use, you should keep your antique watches and vintage pocket watches [...]

By | July 22nd, 2016|Categories: Pasadena Gold & Jewelry|Tags: , |Comments Off on Caring for Treasured Watches Passed Down Through the Generations

Most Common Jewelry and Watch Repairs

You love your jewelry and watches, so the last thing you want is for them to break. The good news is that most items can be repaired by a jewelry store. Most repairs are related to wear and tear. Here are some of the most common jewelry repairs and watch repairs we see in our Pasadena, Texas jewelry store: Closeup of gold jewelery with precious stones Common Jewelry Repairs Worn metal: On wedding bands and other rings, the metal can be worn down and weaken. A gold or platinum-smith would need to take care of this common jewelry repair. Broken prongs: Diamond and gem settings use prongs to hold these in place. Over time or with poor care, these prongs can wear down or just simply break. You don’t want to lose a precious gem so this needs to be fixed by a jeweler. Broken chains and links: Necklace and bracelet chains and links also break over time. Depending on where or what breaks in the chain or links, it may be repairable or it may need to be replaced. A jewelry repair shop will be able to tell you what is involved upon closer inspection. Lost stones: [...]

By | May 21st, 2016|Categories: Pasadena Gold & Jewelry|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Most Common Jewelry and Watch Repairs

Facts About Jewelry and Watch Repair

If you have a watch or some jewelry that is in need of repair, it may be time to consider taking it into a reputable jewelry store to get it back to looking new. Before you go the next step, consider these general facts about watch and jewelry repair. Things to Know About Watch Repair Some watches just need cleaning while others may require a complete overhaul. An overall for a watch involves taking the complete movement apart, ultrasonically cleaning and oiling it, and putting it back together. This typically should be done every five years. Your watch may need a quartz conversion, which means that the mechanical/electric movement is replaced with a modern regulated quartz movement. It is a great way to update a treasured watch. Watch stem and crown repair involves the little knob on the side of a watch, which helps you set the time on the watch. Simpler watch repairs include replacing the watch battery. This is necessary when your watch stops telling the correct time or just stops running altogether. Other changes that may be needed include replacing the gasket on the watch as well as polishing the metal band or replacing the band or [...]

By | February 27th, 2016|Categories: Rolex, Rolex Watch, Watches For Men|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Facts About Jewelry and Watch Repair