Spare Parts Issue

This information was gathered with the help of Manuel Yazijian, CMW21 who offers this information freely on his web site:  http://manuelyazijian.com/Spare_Parts_Issue.html

 

The need for genuine spare parts is crucial to those engaged in the after sales service sector to repair watches in the proper manner as recommended by manufacturers.

We support watch companies with favorable spare parts supply policies to qualified and certified watchmakers. 

Companies with a favorable spare parts policy for repair service promotes expediency of repairs, promotes competition, holds down repair costs and is good for the watch consumer.

As a client, it is beneficial to know which brand you should buy when making an investment. While it is important for your watch to be properly serviced as per manufacturer's recommendations, it is equally important to have the option of a second opinion and therefore a second price. This is one of the main fundamentals of a competitive market.

Brands which have a favorable spare parts policy to Certified Watchmakers are as follows:

  • Audemars Piguet
  • Cartier
  • Concord
  • Longines
  • Movado
  • Omega
  • Rado
  • Rolex
  • TAG Heuer
  • Tissot
  • Tudor

It is considered a safe investment when buying the watch names mentioned above.

Brands which have an overall favorable spare parts policy.

  • Seiko
  • Citizen

It is considered a safe investment when buying the watch names mentioned above.

It is our understanding that the manufacturers of the below mentioned brands refuse to sell repair parts to independent watchmakers. In some cases these manufacturers will not even sell repair parts to their authorized dealers. We believe this practice is unfair to both consumers and independent watchmakers.

Anyone considering the purchase of one of these watches should inquire whether the brand will provide repair parts to the independent watchmaker of the customer's choosing, or if the watch can only be serviced at the manufacturer's repair facility. We hope you'll consider this information carefully before making your purchase decision.

  • A. Lange & Sohne
  • Alfred Dunhill
  • Bertolucci
  • Blancpain
  • Breguet
  • Breitling
  • Bulgari
  • Certina
  • Chaumet
  • Chopard
  • Daniel Mink
  • David Yurman
  • Dior
  • Diesel
  • Doxa
  • Fossil
  • Franck Muller
  • Frederique Constant
  • Glycine
  • Guess
  • Harry Winston
  • Hublot
  • Jaeger-LeCoultre
  • Krieger
  • Luminox
  • Marcel Watch
  • Maurice Lacroix
  • Meylan Stopwatches
  • Mont Blanc
  • Nixon
  • Oris
  • Parmigiani
  • Piaget
  • Pierre Balmain
  • Raymond Weil
  • RGM
  • Sector
  • Skagen
  • Tiffany & Co.
  • Tourneau
  • Tutima
  • Ulysse Nardin
  • Vacheron Constantin
  • Van Cleef & Arpels
  • Zodiac