Time on your wrist just feels better
Enjoy a few minutes at JK Schmidt Jewellers sipping complimentary coffee while your watch battery is changed by one of our professional trained staff in-store. Looking for high-end watch repair? Our certified master watchmaker is available to complete repairs on chronograph, diving and premium brand watches within a three business-day turnaround.
Expert service for exclusive brands:
- Baume Mercier
Our exclusive brand watch repairs are masterfully serviced by our professional Swiss watchmaker. This exquisite mending requires between 3-6 weeks’ time depending on the availability of necessary or backordered parts.
Watch repair in West Kelowna since 1976
We’ve been just a little bit obsessed with the intricacies of watch repair since we opened our doors over thirty-nine years ago. So if you have questions about watch maintenance, you know you can count on our experience in the field to deliver the answers you need. Over the years, we’ve encountered common concerns that we’d like to share with you here.
How long should my watch battery last?
Your watch battery should typically last approximately two years. However, the older your watch is, the more rapidly it is likely to lose its life.
Should I change my watch battery myself?
We recommend having your watch battery changed by a qualified repair specialist because worn-out batteries can cause damage to the watch. Our people can take care of your watch battery replacement quickly and with preventative measures to ensure no damage is done. Chronographs and exclusive brand-name watch battery replacements should always be taken care of by a senior watchmaker to protect the integrity of the high end timepiece.
Water damage to my watch has caused condensation to form under the crystal. Help!
We can dry it out for you to prevent rusting. Water damage is more likely to occur when a water resistant watch is put to the test of being water proof A properly sealed watch means the watch is water resistant, so moisture can still enter through openings, around the glass face, through the stem, or through the back of the case. Gaskets deteriorate and wear out, and to maintain water resistance those seals need to be replaced. Overall, the less moisture your watch comes in contact with, the better.
What do I get with a ‘Watch Tune-Up’?
This is a nine-step service performed by our skilled master watchmaker, who brings over forty years’ experience to his craft. We recommend opting for a watch tune-up every time you come in to have your battery replaced to maintain the value of your timepiece. Here’s what’s involved:
- Install Factory authorized battery
- Clean contacts
- Replace case gasket
- Clean bracelet
- Replace bracelet pins
- Clean watch case
- Tighten bracelet clasp
- Clean coil and circuit
- Enjoy the free use of a loaner watch while you wait
Timepieces worthy of generations
Get your quartz watch tune up for only $29.95. High end-quality Swiss quartz watches start at $39.95. It’s a little price to pay for the lasting value of a brilliant timepiece you can pass on down through generations.