Recently Repaired Watches

We are so proud of our Rolex specialist and Omega certified repairs that we thought we would share some of them with you.

A before and after set of images depicting the 18ct gold bezel from a rolex watch . On the left the bezel looks decidedly worn from years of wear by its owner . This kind of wear is gradual and cumulative and only when compared to the restored bezel do you truly see the degree of wear. The owner of this watch was having their rolex serviced and as an optional extra decided upon a restore of their bezel . The transformation is stunning and whilst the return of a fully working , serviced rolex is very pleasing it is especially satisfying when you can see such a dramatic improvement . Please contact the workshop to ask about this and any other service you are considering .

This set of images shows a rolex 18ct yellow gold bezel when removed from the watch . The image on the left is showing the bezel as we received it . Its quite amazing to see he amount of wear and tear on this bezel . Over the years the sharpness of the cuts has become eroded leaving a rounded worn look . The image on the right is a picture we took having restored the bezel . Yes this is the same bezel and I think you will agree the transformation is dramatic . Bezel restoration and re cutting is just one of the restorative services we can offer . The servicing of your watch is where it all begins and for many a customer of ours this is all the require . Additional restoration can be undertaken as an optional extra , including the bezel and dials .

This set of photographs shows another example of just what can be achieved . In most cases we can restore your watch dial and return it to you as good as new . Your watch is an amazing machine but the dial is the face of your timepiece and needs to look good . As you can imagine the owner of this rolex was delighted when reunited with her beloved watch .

Take a moment to look at these images we have taken . They show the results we can obtain when restoring your dial . AS you can see this dial was in pretty poor condition when it arrived at the workshop . Not only a dial that has some age but suffering from water ingress and damage . The watch may seem beyond satisfactory repair , sending the watch to cartier would result n a considerable bill which in this case our client wished to avoid . All is not lost ! I think you can see the results that can be achieved . Once restored this dial was joined with its serviced movement and returned to a very happy customer . We can restore most dials from most watch makes , please contact the workshop for details .

If you have ever wondered about having your watch dial restored then just take a look at these pictures. I do not think you will see a rolex submarined dial in a poorer state than the before image . All is not lost . Following restoration even this dial has been returned to a pristine condition ready to be fitted into its watch . Please contact us about this process we are only too happy to help .

This is a lovely vintage Omega watch with a 9ct gold case . The client wanted this watch restored and serviced so as to return this fine timepiece to its former glory . One of our watchmakers at our Omega certified workshop fully serviced the mechanism whilst our case department refurbished the case. You will also notice the restoration of the dial which completes the repair and shows the watch to its full .

An interesting couple of photographs . This Zenith El primero was received at the workshop this week to be serviced . I thought you would like to see a shot of the movement dis-assembled and also a look at the movement in its assembled condition . Remember that when servicing your watch its taken apart in the same way . We inspect each part before ultrasonic cleaning in a bath of specialised chemicals which de - grease , clean and rinse . Very few customers appreciate the skill, time and care taken to professionally service a quality watch. There are no doubt some shortcuts that could be taken but as they say , you get what you pay for . Please do get in touch with us at the workshop, we welcome callers by phone and in person.

This is worth taking a look at . One of our watchmakers was working on this watch so I took a picture. This shows the kind of detail and precision to which our watchmakers need to work . This movement is from a TAG Heuer , cal 36 otherwise known as a Zenith El Primero. As part of the servicing this movement is completely disassembled , ultrasonically cleaned , inspected , lubricated at the correct points with the correct grade of lubricant . Only then is the watch reassembled for testing . I think looking at this picture you can see the amount of work, time and skill required to service a watch of this complexity. Lets hope the watchmaker got an early night last night !

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The Watch Repair Centre is an officially Certified Omega Service Centre where Rolex specialist watchmakers can off you a service to meet your individual needs.

Established in 1992 and considered one of the UK’s leading watch repair specialists, we offer to you an unparalleled level of service and expertise. Located in central Newcastle upon Tyne and open six days a week we allow you direct access to the areas leading watch repair specialists.

As a leading watch service centre, we are pleased to offer repairs and servicing to most fine quality watches. We are experts in the repair of Tag Heuer, Breitling, Raymond Weil & Gucci to name but a few. Our Omega certification extends to cover such illustrious names as Longines, Rado and Tissot. Please contact us to discuss your particular needs.

When servicing a watch we disassemble the timepiece completely. Every component is inspected and cleaned to remove all trace of dry oil and other deposits. After cleaning and drying, your watch is reassembled and lubricated with the correct grade oil before testing and regulation.

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