Watch Repairs @ Antique & Modern
We are fully qualified to work on and service all types of Omega watch including co-axials, as well as those from the same stable; (Longines, Rado, Certina, Tissot, Hamilton and Mido).
We are also a reception point for Blancpain, Breguet and Glashütte
All our watch repairers are qualified Members or Fellows of the British Horological Institute (BHI) and we are members of the British Clock and Watch Makers Guild.
We have one of, if not THE, best equipped independent workshops for clock repair and watch repair in North London. This allows us to be able to repair most watches, including Co-Axial movements.
What can we fix?
We offer watch repair and full servicing on most makes of watches including (but not limited to):
BAUME & MERCIER, BREITLING, BULOVA, CALVIN KLEIN,
CAMEL, CARTIER, CERTINA, CITIZEN,
CONCORD, CYMA, DKNY, EBEL,
ELGIN, FOSSIL, GUCCI, HAMILTON,
ILLINOIS, IWC, JW BENSON, JAEGER Le COULTRE,
LONGINES, MARVIN, MAURICE LACROIX, MuDo,
OMEGA, ORIS, PANERAI, PIAGET,
RADO, RAYMOND WEIL, ROLEX, ROTARY,
SEIKO, TAG HEUER, TISSOT, WALTHAM and ZENITH.
Step One: Diagnostic of the watch - One of our watch repairers will analyse your watch, to identify any clear major faults.
Step Two: Cleaning of the case and bracelet - The case and bracelet is given a light valet (cleaning and polishing). NB: If the case is chrome/gold plated, then only a clean will occur.
Step Three: Dismantling of the movement - The movement is completely disassembled, and examined more closely.
Step Four: Cleaning of the movement - Each part is thoroughly cleaned using an horological cleaning fluid.
Step Five: Oiling and reassembly of the movement - Each part which requires oiling is oiled with the correct oil (there are several grades of oil), and the movement is put back together.
Step Six: Refitting of the dial and hands - After close examination for defects, the dial and hands are refitted, using the correct tools (there are guards which avoid contact with the dial, thus preventing the risk of fingermarks on the dial).
Step Seven: Adjustment of the rate - Each type of watch runs at a different rate. Our watch repairers use the latest equipment to measure this rate, and make the necessary adjustments to ensure your watch is working to peak efficiency. NB: Depending on the age of your watch, the tolerance levels may be different to those of a newer model.
Step Eight: Inspection of the watch - Your watch is given a final once-over, and is tested over a period of between two days and two weeks, to ensure any positional errors are taken into account and rectified.
What else do we offer?
Valeting Service: We can make your watch look the same as it did when you first bought it, through our on-site valeting service. This includes watches with a two-tone finish (polished/brushed steel etc).
Our watchmaker has had many years experience in the refurbishment of watch cases and bracelets. NB: A LIGHT valet is included in the cost of an overhaul.
Dial Restoration: Over time, particularly with older watches, dials can become discoloured and/or damaged through vapour seeping into the case. We can fully restore your dial, bringing it back to its original style. If you fancy have a customised dial, we are able to change the colour of the dial.
Glass Replacement: We can replace most types of watch glass (mineral or sapphire). Due to the wide variety of glasses available, we would need to see your watch to determine the correct glass. NB: Glass replacement is NOT normally included in the cost of an overhaul.
Battery Replacement: We stock a wide variety of batteries for all types of watches. Battery replacement costs between £8-15, dependent on the style of case your watch has.
Vacuum Testing: As standard, when changing batteries in waterproof watches, your watch will undergo a "seal health check". This involves subjecting your watch to the manufacturer's standard of pressure. We can then advise as to whether or not your seals need to be replaced. Please note that this is NOT a guarantee of waterproofing at this stage.
Additional water resistance testing, such as for watches over 10ATM will be charged separately. They will undergo what is known as a "wet test" to the manufacturer's standard of pressure.
Strap Replacement: We have a wide selection of leather, fabric and silicone straps, in a variety of colours and styles, in store, from 6mm to 24mm. We also have a stock of Unifit straps, as well as cocktail straps in a variety of sizes.
Bracelet adjustment: We have the tools and skills required to adjust the bracelet on your watch. We can also order in extra links for a wide variety of watch types. Depending on how busy we are, this is normally a "while-you-wait" service.
The cost of an overhaul includes a 20% allowance for parts. Should the cost of parts exceed this amount, the customer will be advised prior to the additional work being carried out, and will be charged accordingly.