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Watch repair North Dublin during COVID

  • 04-03-2021 1:01pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 273 ✭✭ Greenlights16


    Hi all, i can't find a watch repairs sticky or dedicated forum on here, and from searching past threads they are quite old.

    My Guess watch I bought from H Samuel in Blanchardstown Shopping Centre just over 2 years ago has stopped working - most presumably battery.

    It is only worth €200 or so, so I'm just looking for a local jeweller or repair shop in D15 area that will do the basics and get it going again.

    Thanks in advance.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,480 ✭✭✭ Lorddrakul


    Hi all, i can't find a watch repairs sticky or dedicated forum on here, and from searching past threads they are quite old.

    My Guess watch I bought from H Samuel in Blanchardstown Shopping Centre just over 2 years ago has stopped working - most presumably battery.

    It is only worth €200 or so, so I'm just looking for a local jeweller or repair shop in D15 area that will do the basics and get it going again.

    Thanks in advance.

    Crystal Jewelers in the Blanchardstown Centre is good, if it is just a battery they should be able to sort it out.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,857 ✭✭✭ T-Maxx


    Don't see how they'd be open for business though? I think you should give it a go yourself - unless it has a screw case back you don't need any special tools to DIY.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,480 ✭✭✭ Lorddrakul


    T-Maxx wrote: »
    Don't see how they'd be open for business though? I think you should give it a go yourself - unless it has a screw case back you don't need any special tools to DIY.

    I think they are allowed to open at the moment as watch repair is an essential service.

    Google Services says they are open till 21:00, but I doubt that.

    It would be worth a phone call (01) 822 2674, if you are considering them.


  • Registered Users Posts: 273 ✭✭ Greenlights16


    T-Maxx wrote: »
    Don't see how they'd be open for business though? I think you should give it a go yourself - unless it has a screw case back you don't need any special tools to DIY.

    https://www.hsamuel.co.uk/webstore/d/1111647/guess+ladies%27+blue+nylon+strap+watch/

    Where would I buy a battery and know it's the correct one for it? Happy to give it a go but something I've never done.

    Image of the back below - I'm not sure how that comes off

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    https://drive.google.com/file/d/17glLJIQnok_-pBk4KJjNGjVUcpO-elmS/view?usp=sharing


  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 59,390 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Wibbs


    If you've not done that kinda thing before I'd personally not try it now. You'll require a tool to get that back off.

    Rejoice in the awareness of feeling stupid, for that’s how you end up learning new things. If you’re not aware you’re stupid, you probably are.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,480 ✭✭✭ Lorddrakul


    Have checked via the model number, but can't see what the movement is.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,144 ✭✭✭ saccades


    Wibbs wrote: »
    If you've not done that kinda thing before I'd personally not try it now. You'll require a tool to get that back off.

    Squished sticky ball works nine times out of ten without damaging if it doesn't.


    Pretty sure jewellers are not an essential service in any way shape or form.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,498 ✭✭✭ fat bloke


    saccades wrote: »
    Pretty sure jewellers are not an essential service in any way shape or form.

    Yeah, none open around here that I've seen anyway


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,163 ✭✭✭ wandererz


    Hi all, i can't find a watch repairs sticky or dedicated forum on here, and from searching past threads they are quite old.

    My Guess watch I bought from H Samuel in Blanchardstown Shopping Centre just over 2 years ago has stopped working - most presumably battery.

    It is only worth €200 or so, so I'm just looking for a local jeweller or repair shop in D15 area that will do the basics and get it going again.

    Thanks in advance.

    I am NOT a watchmaker or repairer but i did run a jewelery store in my youth.
    I do have a case opener for my own watches, and i am located in Dublin 15 as well.

    If you want to drop off & leave with me for a day or two i will try to sort it out.
    Only cost will be the price of the battery.

    No guarantees though.


  • Posts: 17,733 ✭✭✭✭ [Deleted User]


    Shoe repair, keycutter places often do watch batteries and many of them are open.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,163 ✭✭✭ wandererz


    Just to add, anyone opening the case should be replacing the gasket to maintain waterproofing/resistance.
    That requires a stock of gaskets.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,599 ✭✭✭ Cyclingtourist


    Was passing Duggans in Fairview yesterday and noticed the shutter was partly open so he may be taking in repairs.


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