Mechanical watch movements are like engines in luxury automobiles; they need to be serviced on a regular basis. Lubricating an automatic movement is similar to getting an oil change in your car. When an automatic watch is not serviced every 3-5 years the oils dry out and parts can begin to wear.
A complete watch service at Leo Hamel Fine Jewelers® consists of disassembling the watch movement, cleaning out old lubricant, re-lubricating all friction points, re-assembling the movement, and adjusting the timing to factory specifications. Included is a one-year warranty on timekeeping and a 90-day warranty on parts.
The exterior of the watch is then fully refinished; removing all scratches and restoring the factory finish to the case and bracelet, making your watch look new again.
If you wish to keep your timepiece in optimum working condition and perhaps someday pass it on to an heir, it is crucial to perform regular maintenance. Fine watches can run for decades, perhaps even centuries, as long as they are properly maintained.