We repair all types of mechanical watches, old and new. We can also carry out part jobs such as new mainsprings or a replacement crown. Ask us for an estimate, you will be surprised at our great prices!!
See the stages of a mechanical service below.
We can repair and restore your pocket watch. Much the same as the wrist watch we carry out all kinds of repairs and can restore old models back to their former glory. The list below is not exhaustive..
All brands of quartz battery operated watches repaired. Even a lot of the older models.
Watch Glass (Crystal) Replacement
All types of watch glass replaced, acrylic, mineral glass and sapphire. We can also do any shape. Round glasses can be replaced usually same day, other shapes can take around two weeks as they have to be cut specially.
Our Service Procedure
STEP 1. DISASSEMBLY
The bracelet or strap is removed from the case. The case is opened and the movement completely removed.
STEP 2. CLEANING OF THE MOVEMENT
The movement is skilfully dismantled; each individual component is cleaned in specially formulated solution using a traditional Elma 4 stage cleaning process.
3. REPLACEMENT OF PARTS
All parts are inspected after cleaning. Any parts that require replacing are identified and replaced.
Advanced lubricants are used in a precise way and location to ensure friction is minimised and wear prevented. Great care is taken to ensure your watch movement will continue to perform accurately.
5. TIMING AND CALIBRATION
The timing of the watch is checked and regulated with electronic testing equipment.
6. CASE REPOLISHINIG
If directed your watch case and bracelet will be refinished. Great care is taken to remove any scratches using a series of compounds and polishing mops. Regraining and polishing is undertaken to restore the original finish to the case and bracelet.
7. CASE REASSEMBLY
The refinished case is skilfully reassembled replacing seals to guarantee water resistance where applicable.
8. WATER RESISTANCE TESTS
Testing is undertaken to ensure the watch case meets manufacturer’s specification. We use a vacuum test and a wet pressure test.
9. ROTATION TESTING
The now complete mechanical watch is placed onto an automatic winder which simulates wearing and tests the self winding mechanism. Over a period of days, the accuracy of the watch is recorded and verified against manufacturing specifications.