Verge Timepiece Restoration

In our workshop we see some pieces where you wish the watch could speak and tell its story. Take this wonderful verge pocket watch for example. It dates from 1799 – which means George III was King when this watch was produced! Left: Outer Pair Case & Timepiece Right: Timepiece Inside Pair Case When we…

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Triple Calendar Minute Repeater

We’re lucky to regularly see interesting antique pocket watches come in for restoration. One such example is this very fine 18ct Gold Full Hunter Triple Calendar Minute Repeater Chronograph. The craftsmanship which went into producing pieces like this really is exceptional. The skills to restore such watches have slowly been lost over the years, though…

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We are still open!

We want to update you all on our current status and to reassure you that we are still very much open and operational despite the recently announced second lockdown. Firsly – Please rest assured – all our watchmakers and watch repairs team take coronavirus safety measures seriously. That means everyone is adhering to the rules…

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Pressure Test

If you use your watch in or around water we recommend having it checked regularly for water resistance. Our suggestion is to have it checked every 12 months. It’s necessary to do this because water resistance is not a permanent characteristic of a watch. In order to be water resistant, watches use various different types…

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Vintage Pocket Watch Restoration

A lot of the work we undertake involves bringing our customers very sentimental timepieces back to life. Today society is at times geared towards throw away and replace, we try to encourage something a little different. What we are offering is a specialist service to breath life back into lifeless timepieces, that have sometimes been…

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A week in the life of our workshop

We are all too aware of the challenges facing the world at this time. Our postal watch repair business, though, remains fully operational. This part of our business operates in such a way that there is no face-to-face requirement to meet with customers. This does not mean that our customers receive any less than they…

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On-site watch repair service

Due to the ongoing success of our watch repair service, we are delighted to announce that we have an on-site repair workshop at our Lewes showroom. Dan has been trained in watch repair and is currently undertaking further training with the BHI (British Horological Institute) to become further qualified. Dan at work in our Lewes…

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Backwind Gold Omega

We recently repaired this interesting gold Omega watch. As you can see from the picture, this timepiece does not have the conventional crown (winder) located in the 3 o’clock position. Hand setting and winding is instead done using a winder located on the reverse of the watch. Hence such timepieces are known as “backwinders”.The movement…

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