That depends. Watches come in a variety of types, so before opening your timepiece and tinkering around, take a minute to read some expert recommendations from watch enthusiasts around the globe.
Eve Acosta, Founder of Eveswatch.com.
Bring the Watch to a Jeweler or Technician
One of the most common reasons for a watch to stop working is because of physical damage caused by being dropped. When a watch is dropped, the internal gears likely become loose or broken. If your watch stops working after it’s dropped, it’s hard to tell how serious the damage is so it’s best to bring your watch to a jeweler or service technician.
They will be able to figure out how badly damaged the watch is after being dropped. Most of the time, if it’s not being dropped too frequently, it won’t be damaged badly. In instances when the extent of the damage is bad, the jeweler or service technician will have to send the watch to the manufacturer to have it fixed.
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