Price list

All prices exclude spare parts. I will fit a new mainspring when servicing your watch, and they cost between £12 and £50 (e.g. for a Rolex original).
All other repair work, including fitting new crystals, is usually included in the service price unless it is extensive. Case and bracelet cleaning is also included in the price, but not polishing.

Waterproof testing is included dry (e.g. in a vacuum) Please be aware that most vintage watches aren’t waterproof, and can’t be made properly waterproof. This has to do with corrosion of the case and pendant tube, and the rubber gaskets dissolving / disintegrating. These can’t always be replaced (e.g. crown gaskets) or general case design. This test is more an indication of there is any water resistance.

SERVICE PRICE
inspection charge £ 30
manual wind, with or without date £ 150
*extra charge non shock protection £ 10
automatic, with or without date £ 170
complex automatic with or without date, e.g. Rolex, Omega Co-Axial, etc. £ 200
extra charge for monocoque watch cases * £ 40
extra charge power reserve indication £ 30
manual wind chronograph with or without date, no hour recorder £ 250
manual wind chronograph with or without date, with hour recorder £ 270
automatic chronograph with or without date £ 300
Ratrappante additional charge £ 70
Triple date, non-automatic £ 230
Omega Chronostop £ 230
alarm watches, manual wind £ 220
alarm watches automatic or complex £ 250
fit new balance staff  £ 35
re-bush plate or bridge £30 per bush + material
re-paint hands £ 10 per hand
Take old varnish off dial, re-varnish £ 40
New luminous compound on dial £ 20 for dots, £ 30 more complicated markers ect, £ 40 for numbers.
new luminous compound on two hands £ 20
re-paint hands
other complications  please ask

*Shock protection usually takes longer to dismantle and put back together.

* Monocoque cases make our work a lot harder, as there is no movement access after casing, so a final adjustment after testing often involves taking the watch apart again. Monocoques add on average over an hour to the time we spend on a service, so we do have to charge for that.