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    About SJR,  Watch & Jewelry Repair

    Turn Something Old Into Something New!

    One of our favorite ways to serve our customers is custom design. You can come to us with a fully formed design (complete with sketches and reference pictures!) or simply come with an idea—but did you know that you can come with materials too? That’s right—we can take your old, worn out jewelry and make something brand new! Gather your scraps Taking the center stone from a dated piece of jewelry is probably the most common re-purposing we see, but so many other possibilities exist. Tangled gold chains, broken rings, and earrings featuring tiny accent stones can be repurposed too. Not only is this a great way to recycle materials,…

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    Designers,  Watch & Jewelry Repair,  Watches

    Choose Your Style: Luxury Everest Bands

    Switching out your watch band is a great way to refresh your favorite timepiece, but not all watch bands are equal. If you’ve invested in a luxury timepiece, why should you settle for an ordinary replacement strap? Instead, we suggest Everest watch bands—the perfect way to pair luxury with luxury. Swiss-Made to Perfection Luxury watches like Rolex, Tudor and Panerai are known for their craftsmanship and unrivaled style. But when it comes to attaching a new band, those exact qualities can make a good fit challenging—and that’s where Everest’s custom-fit watch bands come in! Everest follows three cornerstones when it comes to creating Swiss-made aftermarket bands: 1) Aesthetically, the band…

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    About SJR,  Watch & Jewelry Repair

    Meet the Jewelers – Peter Thompson

    Did you know we have on-site jewelers at both of our stores, Tuesday-Saturday? Not only do they handle our same-day repairs, but also tackle some of our most complex and creative jobs too! Today, we want to introduce you to the jeweler at our Hendersonville store: Peter Thompson. 40 Years of Experience Peter has been a professional jeweler and goldsmith for 40 years, but his passion for creative, hands-on work began in childhood. Whether he was restoring antiques with his father or learning the fundamentals of blacksmithing, Peter was always drawn to bringing out beauty in old or forgotten things. By the age of 14, he had found his way…

  • Education,  Watch & Jewelry Repair,  Watches

    Watch Water Resistance – What does it really mean?

    Watches have come a long way since they were first invented, and one of the most useful improvements is water resistance. After all, water is a vital part of life! However, not all water resistant watches are created equal, and it’s important to understand what your watch can safely handle. There Are No “Waterproof” Watches It cannot be stressed enough that no watch is truly “waterproof.” Even those made especially for deep sea scuba divers are “water resistant”—and that’s only if they are operated correctly and receive regular maintenance. That’s because no watch stays water resistant forever, and even a drop of water can wreak havoc on the inside of…

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    About SJR,  Watch & Jewelry Repair

    Restore Your Watch with Expert Powder Coating

    If you keep up with watchmaking trends, you’ve probably seen lots of awesome designs featuring colored metals. Black-coated stainless steel is probably the most popular and has quickly become a favorite for men’s watches, but lots of other hues are being used too! These coatings make it easier than ever to find a watch that suits your style, but did you know these colors don’t last forever? In fact, everyday friction can remove the coating, revealing the plain metal beneath. To make matters worse, scratches can’t be buffed away without also removing more coating! As more and more color is lost over time, you might take your watch in to…

  • titanium refurbishment process
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    Expert Titanium Refurbishment

    Titanium is an amazing element gaining popularity in watchmaking. It’s lighter, stronger and even more resistant to corrosion than steel—plus, it doesn’t need to be alloyed, so it’s hypoallergenic! Even though titanium is super strong and scratch-resistant, it still needs some TLC over time. But did you know that only specialists like us can do the job? The tricky thing about titanium is that routine tasks like polishing require specialized tools and equipment that many jewelers and watchmakers—who are used to working with favorites like gold, silver and stainless steel—simply don’t have. In fact, most watchmakers will tell you that titanium watches cannot be refurbished at all—but not us! At…