A New Respect for Quartz Movement Watches
A New Respect For Quartz Movement Watches: From Spring To Battery
Check out this article from A Blog To Watch - it's an oldie but a goodie! Let's show some appreciation for Quartz Movement Watches... after all, movements lead to revolutions!
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Watch Care Tips: Summer Vacation
Watch Care Tips: Summer Vacation
It’s summertime, which means high dives and high fives. While it is a care free time, it’s important to know how to properly care for your timepiece. Here’s a checklist to refer to before you head off on your summer getaway:
1. Before you leave for your vacation, contact Quartz Revolution for a water resistance test. This will help to prevent any water or dust from entering your timepiece.
2. On your way, be sure to remove your watch from your wrist at airport security. This helps to avoid damage from magnetism.
3. While you’re at the pool, in the ocean, or even in the shower… preserve water resistance by fully securing your crown on your watch. Also, make sure to change out your leather strap for a steel or rubber strap to avoid water damage.
4. It's always a good idea to rinse your watch at the end of the day to get rid of any salt water or chlorine that may be trapped.
5. If your watch is equipped with a low battery indicator, the seconds hand will start jumping every 4 seconds in order to notify you about a low battery. In most cases, once the low battery indicator kicks in, you have about two weeks to have the battery replaced. Don't get stranded, get your battery done before you leave!
Watch Care Tips: Battery Replacement 101
Watch Care Tips: Battery Replacement 101
We are revolutionizing how you change your watch battery and care for your timepiece. Here’s an inside scoop of how Quartz Revolution cares for your battery replacement.
1. Carefully open the watch case back.
2. Check the battery using the appropriate materials.
3. Power up the quartz movement and test it.
4. Check the condition of the quartz movement while it is still powered and compare it to suggested specifications by the manufacturer.
5. Replace the old battery with a fresh new one. It is important to keep a fresh stock of replacement batteries.
6. Replace or lubricate the seal to make sure it is water resistant.
7. Carefully close the watch case back.
8. If applicable: test to ensure that it is water resistant.
Contact us for more information about our battery replacement services today!
Quartz Revolution in Action!
QuartzRevolution in action!
Have you ever wondered how to change a watch battery without leaving your house? And no, we are not talking about buying a $15 DIY kit off the eBay and destroying your expensive watch.
Please watch this quick video about what we do and how easy it is to bring your watch back to life:
QuartzRevolution is not be confused with quartz crisis unless you are in a watch battery replacement business.
A Lifehack to Happiness - The Millennial Approach
A Lifehack to Happiness - The Millennial Aproach
Everyone knows that there is no magic pill for anything meaningful in life. We can't get smart fast, and we can't get strong fast. Success does not come fast, nor does it come without hard work and dedication.
My journey to where I am right now, in terms of happiness, started when I had just turned 30 and my middle daughter was about six months old. I was picking her up from her crib and I almost dropped her because my back gave out. I pulled my lower back and was in a lot of pain. At that moment I realized that taking care of my kids, family, house, and the social drinking and daily grind at work were starting to take a toll on me and my health. I did not set aside any time to exercise and take care of my body.
I am a procrastinator by nature and keeping that in mind I set my goals very low. I have decided that instead of signing up for a gym membership on January first and not going, I will start by doing push-ups twice a week. Usually, I would do my workouts in the morning before things started to get out of hand. The next step for me was to take on running. However, it didn't work out for me right away. Our third child was born, and it seemed like I had even less time to spare. My wife and I tried to run together several times, a short two-mile jog. What seemed like a light stroll for my lovely wife turned out to be a real struggle for me. I just couldn't do it, or so I thought. I stopped running and went back to a regular push-up routine for several months. The solution came from my brother. Our kids take Tae-Kwon-Do classes together and he suggested we can run while they are in class. We were in a similar shape and the fact that we both couldn't run if our lives depended on it, didn't hurt our egos. Our gains came in painful increments of tenths of a mile, but we did not give up. We continued to train twice a week and by the end of the summer, we were able to complete a two-mile run like it was nothing. Then, towards the end of the fall and into early winter, something unexpected happened. We realized that through the adversity of the weather and early sunsets we were able to push ourselves further. Winter conditions in the north-east can be challenging for runners who run outside; however, we would still hit the pavement.
My favorite runs are actually in the sub-zero temperatures when there's snow on the ground. By the end of the second summer we were able to complete a 4-mile run, still stretching our abilities in tiny increments. Through the second winter, due to changes in our schedules, our family began to require more attention. So, I started venturing on solo runs in the morning. I had to start running at 5:30 am for me to be at work by 8. It was extremely hard for me to get up in the morning, but I still did it. Early morning runs impacted my life in a strange way. I always thought that by the end of the day, I wouldn't have any energy left for my kids. However, my results were quite on the contrary. Running has built up endurance in me on such a level that when I came back from work in the evening, I was eagerly playing with kids. Whether it meant taking them to the playground or a swimming pool, I just kept on going. Running has made me a better parent, a better husband, and a happier individual.
Usually, I set a short term goal for myself in regards to what I want to achieve by a certain time. By the end of last year, I got to a seven-mile mark and 250 miles total for the year. At the time, I was satisfied with this achievement in my life and figured that if I maintained this level of fitness, I would be set. Well, I didn't stop there. A very good friend of mine who is a fellow watchmaker and a marathon runner served as a beacon of inspiration for me. Thinking I was being cute, I challenged him to hit 500 miles by the end of the year and whoever gets there first wins a bottle of Bourbon. While I was sure I would be the one buying him a bottle, I was forced to run more frequently and run longer distances. Last week I set a new personal record of 13.1 miles. If I don't get injured, at this rate I should be able to reach the 500-mile mark by December 31. Updates to follow!
So what was the point of this spiel?
I have recently read a book by Jordan B. Peterson, titled "12 Rules for Life". He talks about how I cannot compare myself to other people but rather I should compare myself today to who I was yesterday. I will continue to build upon the foundation I have set and slowly move forward. This book showed me the value of delayed gratification. Consistency and persistence will prevail.
What do you think my next goal should be?
P.S. I have to thank my wife for tolerating my snoozed alarm clock in the mornings. Love you honey!
A Step-by-Step Guide On How To Replace a Watch Battery
A step-by-step guide on how to replace a battery in Ronda 1069 movement
We have created a guide on how to replace a battery in a high precision quartz movement Ronda 1069 found in a Shinola S0110000024.
A watch technician must always be mindful not to damage the coil. Most modern quartz movements coils are not replaceable; therefore, a damaged coil would require an expensive watch service.
A watch technician must act as a “ninja” and not leave any traces of dust or debris inside the watch, as these may shorten the service interval for a watch.
Always lubricate the caseback gasket with Fomblin (silicon based lubricant) to prevent the gasket from drying and letting the water inside of the case.
Use Loctite on the screws’ threads when securing the caseback to prevent screws from coming loose and to keep the caseback tight and sealed.
If you want to see these tips in action, check out the link below!
Price Points: What You're Really Paying For
Take this scenario:
A customer approaches, asking for a watch battery replacement. We reply happily by saying that our professional watchmakers will take good care of her watch, and that the service would be $50.
*Scoff* she replies, “I know a guy that can do it for $15.” We try to explain the quality of service that she would receive in our care, and that we understand if she would like to go a different direction. She departs, receiving service from her “guy.”
A few days later, she returns with a completely damaged watch ($500 worth of damage to be exact) courtesy of her "guy". We are happy to provide her with the service that she needs for her timepiece. After all, $50 doesn’t seem to be that much after those damage costs.
It’s important to see the bigger picture of what you’re paying for. At Quartz Revolution, you are paying for the assurance that your timepiece will be treated with highest quality of care. There is no need to go to a watchmaker you don't trust and take a chance.
Your watch and time is worth more.
Pros and Cons of D.I.Y Watch Battery Replacement.
It's not recommended that you attempt to replace your watch battery on your own. However, we understand that you may be a tinkerer. So we laid out the pros and cons of D.I.Y. watch battery replacement just for you.
1. You may think you're saving a few bucks.
2. You might learn something new.
3. You may feel the satisfaction of completing the task by yourself.
4. You'll have a watch that is correct twice a day.
1. If you don't know what you're doing, you may destroy your watch. You'll need some expensive tools and tricks of the trade (just like our watchmakers have). Tools that experienced watchmakers must have:
Watch back case removal knife
Adjustable case back removal tool
Miniature screwdrivers (standard and Phillips or star)
Silicon based lubricant for the case back threads, the one that doesn’t affect the rubber gasket, but still prevents your case back getting locked forever.
Replacement waterproof or sealing gaskets
Quartz movement electronic analyzer
Minuscule spare screws
A metal watch case back press with accommodating case press pieces for various sizes to snap the watch back on.
Years of experience
A replacement crystal just in case that breaks in the process
2. If you're not careful, the tiny spring-loaded battery holding strap and screw may fly across the room. Those minuscule items will be highly difficult to locate without the help of a Collier County C.S.I. detachment.
3. When forcing in a wrong sized battery, the inner movement and battery seating compartment can be crushed. Yes, there are different size batteries!
4. You can easily scratch the watch’s paper-thin inner copper electrical coil, which would make your D.I.Y. watch battery change a costly watch repair.
5. You may have a difficult time replacing the watch back, which can cause it to bend and/or distort. Not pretty.
Before you plan on destroying your watch, place your order with Quartz Revolution. Have our watchmakers care for your timepiece the right way the first time.