Odds are, if you’re reading this site, you recently got a new watch. Or a new used watch. Or are planning to get one soon. Or maybe you have a number of watches kicking around already. Whatever the case, you’ll be wanting to do some sort of maintenance. What are the tools you use? Yes, you could search out on Amazon for the cheapest options, or you could go high-end watch maker quality. What about something that splits the difference?

That’s what the Watch It Fix repair kit is trying to offer you. In some ways, the kit seems fairly standard, and in some other ways, things seem upgraded. Here’s the full list of everything you get in the kit:

  • 1 x Adjustable Case Opener(Adjustable up to 52mm) ;
  • 18 x Adjustable Case Opener Pins;
  • 1 x Watchband Remover;
  • 6 x Watchband Remover Spare Pins;
  • 1 x Spring Bar Tool with Scale Line;
  • 3 x Precision Flat Screwdrivers (1.2mm, 1.4mm, 1.6mm)
  • 2 x Phillips Screwdrivers (1.2mm, 1.4mm)
  • 1 x 0.8mm Pin Punches ;
  • 2 x Spring Bar Tool Spare Tips;
  • 108 x Watch Strap Spring Pins;
  • 1 x Watch Case Holder;
  • 1 x Watch Back Pry Opener (yellow ergo handle);
  • 1 x Watch Case Opener Knife
  • 1 x Watch Hammer;
  • 1 x Non-magnetic Tweezers;
  • 1 x Ultrafine Microfiber Cleaning Cloth
  • 1x Watch magnifier 15x Magnification **Free Bonus**
  • 6x Finger latex gloves **Free Bonus**
  • 1 x Operation Instruction Manual;
  • 1x Watch-It Fix carrying bag
  • 1x Dust Puffer **Free Bonus**

Now, a lot of the pieces here – like the hammer and holder block, and the case knife, look like what you’ll find in any inexpensive kit on Amazon. The caseback opener – with the changeable pins, look like it starts to upgrade things a bit.

Where this kit really shines – for me – are with the screwdrivers and pin punch. You’ve got anodized (and I presume swivel) end caps, which make them look like a higher quality piece. Less subjectively, each of the tool bits are held in by a set screw, so should they become damaged, you should be able to change them out. And trust me – having a good quality set of screwdrivers and the pin punch are critical, as they’re super helpful with resizing straps.

There are a few other touches here that I like. For your pledge price of $30 you also get a slew of spring bars (these are also helpful to have), an ergonomic caseback opener (case knifes are no fun to use, at least for me), along with a zippered case to keep all things nice and organized. In short, while some of the components in this kit definitely feel like “lowest bid Asian factory” components, there are some things here that definitely elevate it above the common offerings. The campaign itself is sitting at 350% funded, with the campaign wrapping up on January 16, 2020. Now, if they could just offer the screwdrivers and pin punches separately… campaign page

By Patrick Kansa

A big data developer and leader with a penchant for gadgets, books, watches and beverages. You can find my work on WristWatchReview, Knapsack.News, and Slushpile. If you're on Twitter and/or Instagram, you'll find me there as @PatrickWatches.