Overhauling your watch. (Clean and Oil).
We remove the inside of the watch and disassemble the parts. We then place the parts into a 4 cycle cleaning machine that removes dirt, old oils, film, and any debris that may have cause the watch to not work properly. Once the 4 cycle process is completed the technician oils and assembles the watch movements accordingly applying proper amounts of oils and grease as needed. The skill is in how much and where to place the oil and grease. Too much or too little will place too much friction on axial, pinion, gears, and other sensitive components.
Star Time cleans the outside of the watch by placing the watch without the inside into an industrial ultrasonic machine that vibrates the dirt off the watch. The watch is placed into the machine that has a cleaning solution. The solution helps loosen and remove the dirt.
Cleaning your watch with a toothbrush.
Before you start.
1. Make sure the crown is locked.
2. Make sure there are no crakes in the watch.
3. Make sure the watch does not have moisture inside. It is not foggy or has condensation in the glass.
4. You will use a old toothbrush you will not use anymore.
5. Apply a pinky full of hand soap onto the toothbrush.
6. Scrub the watch and shake the metal band as you brush. Shaking will loosen the dirt in the inside of the band.
7. Rise and repeat 2-3 times.
Shake as you rise.
9. Do not place the crown directly under the stream of the water.
10. If your watch can resist water before if can resist water and soap.
Star Time is not responsible for any damages as a result of these instructions. Reader assumes all risk associated with following the information in this site.
Cleaning the outside of your watch with Start Time.
Star Time cleans the outside of the watch by place the watch without the inside into an industrial ultrasonic machine that vibrates the dirt off the watch. The watch is placed into the machine that has a cleaning solution. The solution helps loosen and remove the dirt.
Replacing a battery in a watch yourself.
If you haven't seen the inside of a watch, it would be a challenge to avoid damaging the circuit or other parts of the watch as you use common tools to pry open the back of the watch. Holding the watch while you try to open the back is another change. The price small price, our technician with ten of thousands of opening and closing watches will to it properly.
Battery Replacement by a professional.
With proper tools and years of experience and knowledge of how to open the back, avoiding fragile parts and handling of the battery, Star Time replaces battery with professionalism.
Crystal Replacement - Plastic Crystal Polishing.
You may replace scratched crystals. Each crystal replacement most often includes a case and band replacement. Polishing is generally free if you are doing other replaces to that watch. Polish is upon request. ($20-$40 for most; with high sapphire and special crystals at $80 plus)
Crowns fall or brake off due to being caught on clothing, hit against a hard surface, wear, misuse or other unfortunate events. We can repair your gold tone or silver tone crowns for a low price ($24-$40 for most; with special or high end crowns like Rolex and Tag Heuer at $45 plus)