As experts in the field, we often hear stories of bodge jobs, as well as genuine attempts to fix watches as opposed to taking them to an expert who can fix the movement using their range of tools and qualified skills. Instead the efforts to save money, or cure curiosity/ability ends up costing people more time and money when they either end up with an irreparable timepiece, or have to pay to have it fixed correctly anyway. We urge you not to be that person. There’s a reason why there are people out there who can help. You wouldn’t fix a broken leg (even with help from Google), would you? Don’t run the gauntlet of risk, especially if its antique pocket watches, or similar – often irreplaceable – watches you own.