Updated: Apr 29
This morning was the time for a movement exchange in a Skagen watch from Whittlesey, near Peterborough.
The customer suggested the watch was stopped and was no longer working. After checking the battery hadn't come loose I confirmed the watch was no longer working.
The best solution is a movement exchange. By doing this a like for like movement is replaced into the watch. Extending the like of the piece for the customer.
I also gave the glass a quick polish to remove superficial scratches.
The glass in the removing tool. This glass is plexiglass.
The part on the left is the new movement. The part on the right is the old movement. As you can see, they're a like for like replacement.
If you need to exchange the movement in your Skagen watch, it is recommended that you take it to a certified Skagen service center or a reputable watchmaker with experience in Skagen watches.
Here are the general steps that a watchmaker or service center would follow to exchange the movement in your Skagen watch:
The watchmaker will first remove the back cover of the watch case to access the movement.
They will then carefully remove the current movement from the watch case, disconnecting any gears, springs, or other components as necessary.
The new movement will be inserted into the watch case and carefully reconnected to any necessary components.
The watchmaker will then test the new movement to ensure that it is running properly and accurately.
If any adjustments need to be made, such as calibrating the time or adjusting the movement's speed, the watchmaker will perform those adjustments.
Finally, the back cover of the watch case will be replaced, and the watch will be thoroughly cleaned and polished.
It's important to note that replacing the movement in a watch can be a delicate and complex process, and it's generally not recommended for someone without the necessary expertise and tools to attempt it themselves. Instead, it's best to leave it to a professional watchmaker or Skagen service center to ensure that your watch is properly serviced and maintained.