What does it mean to “service” a watch?
A full service entails a couple of complicated procedures. It begins by opening the watch, disassembling the movement, and cleaning its parts. Some parts will need to be fixed or replaced if there is damage.
Once it’s cleaned, the movement is reassembled and its parts, especially contact points, are fully lubricated. The gaskets – a mechanical seal that fills the parts between two surfaces – are also changed to ensure that water resistance is replaced. The watch is then adjusted and timed for accuracy.