Buying a watch
can be a challenge in itself. Running a watch
without knowing its history may be damaging. You may
get a watch that is running like a champ for a few days or
a few weeks. You may find that setting the watch is
difficult, most likely because the lubricants have gummed
up. Then before you know it the watch completely stops or
worst you have damaged it. Hopefully, the watch stopped
before any damage has occurred. A watch is not that
different from a car. Remove the oil and it will run for a
little while, but when it stops the damage is done. Would
you risk running your car on old oil or no oil at all? How
about your vintage mechanical watch?
Take a look at the pictures below. The movement on
the left has never been used and
was taken out of storage. Notice the dried gummed up
oils. The one on the right is much
older, has been used and has been recently serviced.
I would put my money that the one
on the right would run longer and with less wear; simply
because it has new oil and is
protected. The one on the left will wear down and
eventually stop; hopefully before any
wear to the pivots and plates.
Have a Westclox
pocket watch that just isn't ticking away? It may
just need a servicing. We
are offering a servicing/inspection plus return shipping
for your Westclox Pocket watch. We
offer the following service at the price listed near the
Complete Tear Down of your Westclox Pocket Watch;
both the mechanical and casing.
Hand are cleaned if they are not painted and dial is
dusted clean of all loose dirt.
Case is soaked and ultrasonically cleaned. Crystals
polished if scratching is slight.
Movement is soaked in a solution specifically designed to
clean all internal moving parts, then
placed in an ultrasonic bath to further remove any other
If all parts are
in working condition:
The watch is then
reassembled, new mainspring is installed and all friction
points lubricated, it
is then timed to the best accuracy possible and tested for
72 hours. We use only Moebius
9010, 9020 and d5 synthetic clock oils.
Upon verification of all the above, we will return the
watch well packaged and with a One
Year Service Warranty. (See farther below for
If the Westclox
Pocket Watch needs repairs:
You will be
notified of the estimated costs and time required to
You will have the option of replacing the entire movement
with a comparable Westclox
Movement or replacing the worn parts only.
If you decide not to accept the repair, the watch will be
returned and a refund will be issued
minus return shipping and $15 for processing the watch.
Shop around and compare. We
have the lowest price for such a service and you will find
many watchmakers will not touch a
Westclox pocket watch.
Following is not
Replacement of worn, missing or broken parts; including
but not limited to screws, posts,
hands, train gears, etc.
Manufacturing or modification of parts.
Restoring of Hands or Dial.
replacements and hairsprings are not guaranteed to be
found. These items can
significantly delay the return of your watch.
Remember these are old and they do not make
parts for them any longer.
We will not
process nor perform any work outside the scale of this
agreement until a mutual
agreement has been made between the seller and buyer.
In other words, no surprises or
holding of your watch because we did extra work that has
not been approved by you.
Turn around time
is typically 8 weeks.
To get service
directly through me, contact me via email at Jimmy@CloxMonkey.com.
I will give you my
address if I have slots available. I prefer to
control the amount of item coming into my clock shop.
not have a ton of storage and only take what I can handle.
I typically have a wait line of about 8 weeks.
This is not set in stone and can deviate as I see
necessary to ensure that each item is properly serviced.
Watch Repair and Servicing