Can a swatch be fixed

I found my childhood Swatch and was wondering if it can be fixed. It’s about 30yrs old.

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What is broken about it? I am no expert, but I would guess that in most cases the answer is yes.

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Basically battery is flat. Changed it but still no movement. Then took it to watch repair place and they said parts in side are not turning. So can’t be fixed. But when you turn the crown the hands move.

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Some photos would help people do identify the model and do a best guess. I'm not a Swatch expert, but on some specific models of this watch the movement inside is of plastic. With that ones, recovery could be no doable because to open it we need to break some seals and results are no guarantee.

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I was under the impression that automatic swatch watches were unable to be serviced but this is what I heard from others on YouTube I am not an expert

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In general Swatch watches are made to be not repairable. That's the purpose of a Swatch (Second Watch). Buy it (cheap), buy a lot (different collectable collors and motives), wear it, if it's broken throw it away, buy another one again.

That's why their cases are not able to be open. Exceot thd battery case of wuartz watches.

That's not ar rumor, that's the product policy since it was founded.

If you bring a broken swatch within the warranty, they litterally throw it away and give you a new one.

But maybe a Watchmaker could know a way ir some tricks to repair it.

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Uhrologe

In general Swatch watches are made to be not repairable. That's the purpose of a Swatch (Second Watch). Buy it (cheap), buy a lot (different collectable collors and motives), wear it, if it's broken throw it away, buy another one again.

That's why their cases are not able to be open. Exceot thd battery case of wuartz watches.

That's not ar rumor, that's the product policy since it was founded.

If you bring a broken swatch within the warranty, they litterally throw it away and give you a new one.

But maybe a Watchmaker could know a way ir some tricks to repair it.

In short, don't buy a Swatch as it's a rip off.

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If you can open the case, then it's possible with a donor watch. I've build many watches from sometimes from four diffrent donors.

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Some swatch can be repair and service but most cannot.

In general if you can buy the movement for cheap just replace the entire movement. Much cheaper than getting it serviced or repair.

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My girlfriend has a whole grip of old vintage swatches and recently we brought them to their shop to get batteries in a few. A couple wouldn’t work with new batteries and we were told there is no repair that can be done. Perhaps someone can fix your watch but honestly I doubt it.

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Brandonmh84
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Nice swatch. Try another battery. You might have shorted the battery while installing it.

Unfortunately this model, the case is enclosed. Only the battery is accessable.

https://youtu.be/TDQGqusNLkw

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skinflint

In short, don't buy a Swatch as it's a rip off.

It's just an inexpensive, disposable watch. Certainly better than a $500 throwaway Apple watch!🤯

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salgud

It's just an inexpensive, disposable watch. Certainly better than a $500 throwaway Apple watch!🤯

You can buy an inexpensive quartz watch or an old mechanical one for the same money. Both would be repairable should the need arise. To produce a watch that is built to be disposed and then dress it up as collectable is, at best in the light of plastics in the waterways, distasteful.

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Brandonmh84
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Like I and other friends said, those kind of Swatchs are made to not repair. Note that it has NO screws. But you can try, like I also said, with some watchmakers to break the seals and try to fix your Swatch if it has sentimental value.

See this video on YouTube: https://youtu.be/pQ5xdpFSEBs

At 2m 45s the guy needs to scratch/break the dots where supposelly should have screws.

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Uhrologe

In general Swatch watches are made to be not repairable. That's the purpose of a Swatch (Second Watch). Buy it (cheap), buy a lot (different collectable collors and motives), wear it, if it's broken throw it away, buy another one again.

That's why their cases are not able to be open. Exceot thd battery case of wuartz watches.

That's not ar rumor, that's the product policy since it was founded.

If you bring a broken swatch within the warranty, they litterally throw it away and give you a new one.

But maybe a Watchmaker could know a way ir some tricks to repair it.

We often get old Swatch Watches donated to us. So long as the quartz movement is functional then you can most definitely swap out the battery. I have done this many times.