Refurbishing and Reconditioning a Swiss Watch Buckle

Cartier Watch Buckle Repair and Refurbishing

Keeping the originality of every single watch part not only helps a watch maintain its elegance but also its value, but what happens when your original bracelet and buckle wears out and looks this?

First, we found a new Cartier strap for this watch and exchanged it for the old worn out one it previous had on, but that's the easiest part. Now we need to restore the original buckle back to a like new condition. As you see in the before pictures below, the Cartier gold buckle has a great deal of wear, dirt, and tarnished. It is up to our jewelers experience to fully restore its gold by a process called electroplating. Here is how its done.

1. Tang buckle before the process begins

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2. Our jeweler removes the old gold plating taking it back to its rough condition.

3. After a deep cleaning the buckle and tongue are nickel plated using a special nickel solution. A combination of nickel plating fluid and an electrical current allows the plating to attach to the metal surface of the buckle.

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4. Our jeweler allows the piece to dry. It is rinsed with distilled water and steam dried.

5. Now using a gold plating solution and again an electrical current the jeweler submerges the pieces. During this step the nickel plated buckle will be plated with gold.

6. Once this last process is completed the buckle is installed onto the new strap and the watch is ready to go!

refurbished and repaired Cartier watch buckle


How to Repair Your Watch with Gray and Sons Jewelers

We offer our Watch, Bracelet, Buckle Repair services locally in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Coral Gables, and across the United States with our Easy Ship Box Option. Request one here now!

Local Watch Bracelet and Buckle Repairs

Come visit our showroom and let us evaluate your watch. Our Swiss-trained watchmakers are among the best in the United States and we just happen to be located on Miami Beach. We will provide you an estimate before beginning any work.

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To accommodate customers across the United States who complete repairs with us, we devised the Easy Ship Box as the fastest and most convenient way to send sensitive luxury items.


Gold Buckle Repair and Electroplating Near Me?

Looking to repair your gold, platinum tang watch buckle? Need to rebuild or refurbish your bracelet or buckle? The Gray and Sons watch repair center is ready for any watch repair job. With in-house Swiss trained watchmakers and jewelers we are here to help you with your Cartier, Rolex, Patek Philippe, and Breitling watch service and repair. We are the best in electroplating, polishing, detailing, and Swiss watch repair. Conveniently located right across from the Bal Harbour Shops in the Miami Beach, Florida; so you could walk in and see our collection of Cartier, Omega, IWC, Hublot, Bvlgari, Van Cleef & Arpels, David Yurman, Tiffany, and more, Gray & Sons Jewelers, is always looking to buy, are traders, will sell, repair, and consign fine jewelry and watches.

Contact information

Miami Showroom

Hours are 10am to 5pm Eastern, Mon-Sat


Hours are 9am to 6pm Eastern, Mon-Sat

Toll Free: (800) 918-2608

Local: (305) 865-0999

Fax: (305) 865-9666

Not in South Florida?
Request pre-labeled Easy Ship Box and mail in your Jewlery to repair.

Request an Easy Ship Box
Once you receive the box and send your watch, one of our Master Watchmakers will evaluate it and contact you with a free estimate. If you approve of the estimate we will proceed with the repair, which generally takes 2-3 weeks.
If you wish to repair at a different time we will ship the watch back to you at no cost to you.