Watch Servicing

Watch Servicing & Overhauls


Watch Repairs

Has you watch stopped losing time, behaving erratically or have you had a battery replacement but the problem persists?

Watch movements are very complex and are made with very small precision parts and quartz watches include the use of electrical components as well, all these items work together continually to keep you watch running. Eventually the parts of your watch will become worn out, broken or even loose, causing your watch to completely stop working or lose time.
The specialist watch oils and lubricants become dry and cease up, it is advised to have your watch serviced every 2 – 5 years to ensure it’s working at its optimal best.
A.R. Smith Jewellers are happy to produce a estimate to repair or service your wrist watch. We currently work on the majority of watch brands and movement types, including: quartz, mechanical models. Our full servicing is completed to the highest standard.
We endeavour to do the majority of quartz movement servicing in house and we also partner with several qualified watch technicians to repair and service mechanical watches and specialist quartz repairs.
We also work closely with several accredited state of the art and highly trained Swiss watch repairers to repair and service top brands including; Rolex, Omega and Tag Heuer.
This is very important as only accredited workshops have the knowledge and training to service your watch to the strict guidelines as set out by all the top Swiss brands and most importantly the access to any original spare parts required to service your beloved timepiece and give you many more years of pleasure.
We will always offer the best advice for your watch repairs, and if possible, give you a price guide on the repair of your timepiece.
Prices cannot be given over the phone as every watch repair and watch type will differ in price although prices start from as low as £20.00 for the most simplest Quartz watch servicing.
As prices can go into several hundreds of pounds and above for top luxury and Swiss brands, a full estimate can only be given when the watch has been fully dismantled, inspected and the watch technician knows the exact timing along with any spare parts required to put your watch back to full working order.
 
We also undertake Quartz Clock Repairs, as long as the spare parts are still available to us.
Unfortunately we no longer undertake mechanical pocket watches, mechanical clocks or barometer repairs, or supply any type of watch, clock or barometer components and spare parts.

Watch Repairs

Has you watch stopped losing time, behaving erratically or have you had a battery replacement but the problem persists?

Watch movements are very complex and are made with very small precision parts and quartz watches include the use of electrical components as well, all these items work together continually to keep you watch running. Eventually the parts of your watch will become worn out, broken or even loose, causing your watch to completely stop working or lose time.
The specialist watch oils and lubricants become dry and cease up, it is advised to have your watch serviced every 2 – 5 years to ensure it’s working at its optimal best.
A.R. Smith Jewellers are happy to produce a estimate to repair or service your wrist watch. We currently work on the majority of watch brands and movement types, including: quartz, mechanical models. Our full servicing is completed to the highest standard.
We endeavour to do the majority of quartz movement servicing in house and we also partner with several qualified watch technicians to repair and service mechanical watches and specialist quartz repairs.
We also work closely with several accredited state of the art and highly trained Swiss watch repairers to repair and service top brands including; Rolex, Omega and Tag Heuer.
This is very important as only accredited workshops have the knowledge and training to service your watch to the strict guidelines as set out by all the top Swiss brands and most importantly the access to any original spare parts required to service your beloved timepiece and give you many more years of pleasure.
We will always offer the best advice for your watch repairs, and if possible, give you a price guide on the repair of your timepiece.
Prices cannot be given over the phone as every watch repair and watch type will differ in price although prices start from as low as £20.00 for the most simplest Quartz watch servicing.
As prices can go into several hundreds of pounds and above for top luxury and Swiss brands, a full estimate can only be given when the watch has been fully dismantled, inspected and the watch technician knows the exact timing along with any spare parts required to put your watch back to full working order.
 
We also undertake Quartz Clock Repairs, as long as the spare parts are still available to us.
Unfortunately we no longer undertake mechanical pocket watches, mechanical clocks or barometer repairs, or supply any type of watch, clock or barometer components and spare parts.

Watch Cleaning

Wristwatches take a lot of wear as they on your wrist all day, every day It's common for dirt to build up around the case and bracelet with light and heavy scratches, along with chips to appear.
 
Precious metal wristwatches can also become damaged and broken on the case and bracelet as most metal alloys are very soft and over time, these problems can easy occur.
There are many options and processes to clean, repair and polish your watch case and bracelet. From a simple clean in an ultrasonic machine, which removes dirt, to full polish and refurbishment of the case and bracelet along with more highly skilled work to repair any broken or worn aspects of your watch.
 
We can't give any prices over the phone or email regarding any of the above work, as we always have to view your watch in person to assess the cost of job for you.

Watch case cleaning & refurbishment


Watch Cleaning

Wristwatches take a lot of wear as they on your wrist all day, every day It's common for dirt to build up around the case and bracelet with light and heavy scratches, along with chips to appear.
 
Precious metal wristwatches can also become damaged and broken on the case and bracelet as most metal alloys are very soft and over time, these problems can easy occur.
There are many options and processes to clean, repair and polish your watch case and bracelet. From a simple clean in an ultrasonic machine, which removes dirt, to full polish and refurbishment of the case and bracelet along with more highly skilled work to repair any broken or worn aspects of your watch.
 
We can't give any prices over the phone or email regarding any of the above work, as we always have to view your watch in person to assess the cost of job for you.

Restore your tarnished or damaged watch dial


Watch Dial Restoration

Is your watch dial rusted, tarnished or damaged?
The look of your watch can be ruined when the dial is not in good condition. Moisture and other contaminants inside the watch can cause the dial to fade and become discoloured.
Dial buttons can lose their shine and become tarnished, luminous buttons can also fade over time. We can restore watch dials for most makes and models of watches.
We offer repairs for all major brands, including: Tag Heuer, Omega, Rolex, Seiko, Tissot, Longines and many more.
 
Dials can sometimes be replaced if still available from the manufacturer. Hands can also be re lumbered, or can sometimes be replaced if still available from the manufacturer.
 
 We’ll carry out a free inspection and contact you with a free, no obligation, quote.  
We can't give estimates over the phone or via email as we always have to inspect the watch in question first to get an estimate to refurbish or replace any watch dial or hands to your wristwatch, so just bring your watch into us for us to take a look.

Watch Dial Restoration

Is your watch dial rusted, tarnished or damaged?
The look of your watch can be ruined when the dial is not in good condition. Moisture and other contaminants inside the watch can cause the dial to fade and become discoloured.
Dial buttons can lose their shine and become tarnished, luminous buttons can also fade over time. We can restore watch dials for most makes and models of watches.
We offer repairs for all major brands, including: Tag Heuer, Omega, Rolex, Seiko, Tissot, Longines and many more.
 
Dials can sometimes be replaced if still available from the manufacturer. Hands can also be re lumbered, or can sometimes be replaced if still available from the manufacturer.
 
 We’ll carry out a free inspection and contact you with a free, no obligation, quote.  
We can't give estimates over the phone or via email as we always have to inspect the watch in question first to get an estimate to refurbish or replace any watch dial or hands to your wristwatch, so just bring your watch into us for us to take a look.

Watch Glass Replacement

The glass in your prized watch takes a lot of stress over time. The 3 types of watch glasses usually fitted to wristwatch are; Plastic or plexi watch glasses, Typically fitted to vintage watches pre 1940s, although some modern reproductions have this type of glass fitted. Mineral watch glasses, typically fitted to most modern watches and sapphire crystal watch glasses, typically fitted in luxury and top Swiss brands
 
Watch glasses are very easily scratched, even a slight knock can cause them to chip or crack. Sapphire crystal is the strongest type of watch glass available, but with enough force, sapphire crystals can become cracked or scratched.
 
Watch glasses come in all different shapes, sizes and thicknesses. Some glasses even have screen printed numerals or borders, and there are several different methods of fitting watch glasses to the watch bezel. As General rule scratches in watch glass can’t be buffed out and a replacement watch glass will be required. We can replace watch glasses, for most watch brands.
 
Watch Glass replacement prices start from only £15.00, but can go into hundreds of pounds for top Swiss or luxury brands. We can't give estimates over the phone as every watch glass is priced differently and sometime extra work is required as the shock of damaging the glass can cause problems with the watch mechanism.
Also if the glass breaks, this can do damage to the dial hands and small pieces of glass can even enter the movement causing further damage.
To get a free estimate to replace your watch glass, just bring your watch into us for us to take a look.

Glass Replacement


Watch Glass Replacement

The glass in your prized watch takes a lot of stress over time. The 3 types of watch glasses usually fitted to wristwatch are; Plastic or plexi watch glasses, Typically fitted to vintage watches pre 1940s, although some modern reproductions have this type of glass fitted. Mineral watch glasses, typically fitted to most modern watches and sapphire crystal watch glasses, typically fitted in luxury and top Swiss brands
 
Watch glasses are very easily scratched, even a slight knock can cause them to chip or crack. Sapphire crystal is the strongest type of watch glass available, but with enough force, sapphire crystals can become cracked or scratched.
 
Watch glasses come in all different shapes, sizes and thicknesses. Some glasses even have screen printed numerals or borders, and there are several different methods of fitting watch glasses to the watch bezel. As General rule scratches in watch glass can’t be buffed out and a replacement watch glass will be required. We can replace watch glasses, for most watch brands.
 
Watch Glass replacement prices start from only £15.00, but can go into hundreds of pounds for top Swiss or luxury brands. We can't give estimates over the phone as every watch glass is priced differently and sometime extra work is required as the shock of damaging the glass can cause problems with the watch mechanism.
Also if the glass breaks, this can do damage to the dial hands and small pieces of glass can even enter the movement causing further damage.
To get a free estimate to replace your watch glass, just bring your watch into us for us to take a look.

We are experts in watch crown and stem repairs


Watch Winding Crowns

Are you unable to alter the time of your watch, has the crown become loose or worn, or has your watch crown become smooth and difficult to wind ?

Problems with watch crowns develop over time and with extended use. You may have knocked your watch and lost the crown or snapped the stem.
We are experts when it comes to crown and stem repairs for watches and can offer the best advice, moving forward.
 
Problems with the winding crown can also be linked to other issues inside you watches winding mechanism and beyond, so it's always good practice to see if you watch require a service at the same time as the crown and steam is replaced.  
Our fully trained watch technicians will be able to inspect your watch for signs of damage and recommend the best course of action to get your watch back to new.

Watch Winding Crowns

Are you unable to alter the time of your watch, has the crown become loose or worn, or has your watch crown become smooth and difficult to wind ?

Problems with watch crowns develop over time and with extended use. You may have knocked your watch and lost the crown or snapped the stem.
We are experts when it comes to crown and stem repairs for watches and can offer the best advice, moving forward.
 
Problems with the winding crown can also be linked to other issues inside you watches winding mechanism and beyond, so it's always good practice to see if you watch require a service at the same time as the crown and steam is replaced.  
Our fully trained watch technicians will be able to inspect your watch for signs of damage and recommend the best course of action to get your watch back to new.