Any watch one has kept over five years will likely have stories to tell about being dropped, stepping on, knocked against or restored that only a watch repair shop worker will hear. This is because a watch can have hundreds of integral parts, none of which can be corroded, bent, broken, or missing for the watch to work at its best. Great care was taken to design, select, and place each of those tiny pieces for that one specific watch. With all those teeny parts, there is a reason a red flag goes off in one’s head when looking at a watch in need of repair. After all, most people would never dream of setting precious gems back into their jewelry. The same train-of-thought should apply to watches as well.