Watch Glass Replacement

Watch glass replacement is an intricate and essential service for watch enthusiasts and casual users alike, ensuring the longevity and aesthetic appeal of one of our most prized accessories. The glass, or crystal, of a watch not only protects the dial and the hands but also significantly contributes to the timepiece's overall look and feel. There are several types of watch glass, including sapphire crystal, mineral glass, and acrylic glass, each offering different levels of durability, scratch resistance, and cost.

Sapphire crystal is the premium choice for high-end watches, prized for its exceptional scratch resistance and clarity. However, in the unfortunate event of a crack or break, replacement can be costly due to the material's high quality. Mineral glass, while less expensive, offers a reasonable compromise between durability and cost, providing good scratch resistance and a clearer view than acrylic glass. Acrylic glass, the least expensive option, is lightweight and can withstand some impacts without shattering, but it is susceptible to scratches, which can often be buffed out.

The process of watch glass replacement requires precision and expertise. Initially, the watch's bezel or case must be carefully opened to avoid damaging the movement or the dial. The old glass is then removed, and the case cleaned to ensure no debris affects the mechanism. Precise measurements are vital to select the correct size and thickness of the new glass, ensuring a perfect fit that maintains the watch's original water resistance.

For watch owners, choosing the right service provider for glass replacement is crucial. Professional watchmakers or reputable repair services should always handle the procedure to guarantee the integrity of the watch is maintained. They can also advise on the best type of glass based on the watch's make, model, and the owner's budget and lifestyle.


Watch Glass Replacement Glasgow


Established family business with over 50 years experience.


We specialise in repair to all old, new or antique watches and clocks in any condition.

Competitive Prices

All our products and services are reasonably priced.