The watches have become todayaccessories to wear every day and that can be considered as real jewelry. It is important to take great care of your watch, whether it is a mechanical watchor a quartz watch. Watches are fragile objects and it is not uncommon, through clumsiness, to break the glass of the latter. Don't worry, changing the glass on a watch is a repair, the most classic thing about it. In this article, we'll guide you so you know what to do if this ever happens to you.
We do not recommend that you change the glass on your watch yourself, as this is a process that requires the right tools, as well as some expertise. If you try to change the glass on your watch yourself, you risk damaging it further. and lose the warranty if your watch is less than two years old.
We therefore advise you, to change the glass on your watch, to go directly to a watchmaker near you. He will take the opportunity to make sure that the shock has not damaged other parts of the watch such as, for example, the movement or the dial.
If you have a Charlie watch, our Repair Shop will gladly replace the glass on your watch. You can send it to us by post (find the procedurehere), or drop by directly to drop it off in our shop, at 53 rue Saint André des Arts in Paris.
The breakage of mineral glass is generally invoiced at 35 € by our Workshop, but a more precise estimate will be sent to you, if your watch shows other damage. When you send us your watch for repair, it takes between two and three weeks.
Sapphire crystal is a high-end glass, much more resistant than a classic mineral glass. It is thus virtually unbreakable and scratchproof. Sapphire crystal is obtained from crystallized aluminum oxide at 2050 ° C, it has the same chemical properties as natural sapphire. Thanks to this, sapphire crystal is a very resistant component, it is the second hardest material after diamond (it is for example 7 times harder than tempered steel). Thus the sapphire crystal is a glass which breaks or is very difficult to scratch.
Discover our collections of watches resistant to glass breakage, with sapphire crystal: solar watches, our diving watches, or our collection of waterproof watch. Our automatic watch woman Initial 36 is also equipped with sapphire crystal like all of our automatic watches for men.