As we say goodbye to winter, we welcome this time of the year, when our days are getting brighter. On March 26th we will all lose an hour of sleep as we move our clocks forward at 1am.
We think this is the perfect opportunity to think about our watches - whether you have a classic timepiece you only wear on special occasions or a fine watch you sport on a daily basis. Now is the ideal time to think about the care of your watch. Ask yourselves when was the last time you had your watch serviced?
Watches comprise of complicated, mechanical moving parts that move in unison to make the watch function smoothly. Just as a car requires regular servicing, we recommend servicing your watch every 3-5 years. The oils that lubricate the mechanical parts tend to dry up after this time, causing friction and decreasing the watch’s accuracy.
By servicing your timepiece regularly, before there’s notable damage, you can save money that would’ve been spent repairing the broken watch, as well as significantly extending your watch’s life span. This ensures that your watch will keep running smoothly and providing enjoyment, year after year.
It’s not too late, why not get in touch with our team of expert watchmakers now to arrange a servicing, repair, or restoration?
If you would like your watch valued for insurance or for sale, our experts will be delighted to help. We can also advise on essential servicing and repairs to keep your watch in top working order.
Contact us now on 0208 088 6439 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
"Just to confirm my Rolex has been delivered & looks absolutely spot on. I’d like to express my thanks to yourself & to all at SHWR for the excellent all round professional service - it’s been much appreciated. With your workload backlog I doubt that your Company needs any further recommendations or endorsements, but should you ever want one please don’t hesitate to contact me. With my thanks once again & my best regards."
"My great grand-father's Breguet was given to me by my father for my 21st birthday. 30 years later, post restoration by SHWR, it is in far better shape than I have ever seen it. SHWR's craftsmanship is immaculate. The firm is polite, professional and honest. Outstanding - I cannot recall another occasion when I have been so favourably impressed."
"I have just had my 1934 Rolex Oyster repaired. From start to finish I had full confidence in every one I had contact with at Steven Hale. They have been very efficient in identifying the problems at the initial examination and dealing with them as promised. There were no nasty surprises and unexpected complications along the way. Because of the age of my watch, spares are not available, and new parts have had to be made - all very expertly done. They even polished the gold case and my 86yr old watch now looks as good as new. You can certainly trust these people with your precious timepieces."
"Fantastic job repairing a family heirloom pocket watch which will now return home to Namibia.
The service was superb with detailed repair and service quote. Communication throughout was equally great leaving you with the confidence that you watch is in the best possible hands."
"I had bought a 1970s Pepsi GMT at auction and it needed some work. The lume on the hands was breaking up. Rolex UK wanted some hilarious price and threatened to replace the hands with new ones if their work failed - all at my expense of course. Steven Hale and co managed to repair the hands and maintain the original patina of the 40 plus year old watch which was of course crucial! Highly recommended."
"These are watch lovers and it shows. Their meticulous craftsmanship and expertise make them unique in London and I suspect that only in Switzerland may their equivalents be found. The experience of Steven Hale Watch Restoration begins with the talented and charming individuals who are client facing in South Molton Street and who instil a confidence that is consequently fully fulfilled. This firm represents unequalled talent in its field as well as exceptional client service. I have seldom recommended anyone with greater conviction."