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Embracing Solar Power: A New Chapter at Steven Hale Watch Restoration

At Steven Hale Watch Restoration, we are continually looking for ways to innovate and improve our operations. We are thrilled to announce a significant step forward in our commitment to sustainability: the installation of 15 powerful 525W solar panels on our workshop roof, perfectly timed for the upcoming summer months!

 

Harnessing Solar Energy

Our new solar panels are designed to harness the energy provided by the sun, converting it into electricity to power our workshop. But we didn’t stop there. We’ve paired our solar panels with a 13.6kWh battery storage unit. This state-of-the-art system allows us to store excess energy generated during the sunniest parts of the day. Instead of exporting surplus electricity back to the grid, we can save it for later use, ensuring that we maximise the efficiency and benefits of our solar array.

 

It's also a lot bigger than the batteries we normally install!

 

Significant Savings and Efficiency

While our solar installation won’t make us entirely self-sufficient (we all know how unpredictable the British weather can be!), it’s expected to reduce our reliance on purchased electricity by over 35% annually. This translates into substantial cost savings – several thousand pounds each year.

 

Admittedly we won’t benefit until we have recouped the installation costs but with uncertainty over energy costs this could be sooner than we think!

 

Our Commitment to the Environment

The financial benefits are significant, but what excites us even more is the positive environmental impact of our new solar power system. By reducing our dependence on grid electricity, we are cutting down on CO2 emissions associated with our energy consumption. This initiative is a vital part of our broader commitment to sustainability and corporate social responsibility. We believe that every business has a role to play in protecting our planet, and we are proud to be contributing to this global effort.

 

Supporting Electric Vehicle Adoption

In addition to our solar panels and battery storage, we have installed an electric vehicle (EV) charging point. This addition is more than just a convenience; it’s part of our strategy to promote sustainable transportation options among our employees. By providing easy access to EV charging, we hope to encourage more team members to consider electric vehicles, further reducing our collective carbon footprint.

Looking Ahead

The installation of our solar power system marks an exciting new chapter for StevenHale Watch Restoration. We are eager to see the benefits unfold over the coming months and years. This project is just one part of our ongoing journey towards maximising our sustainability and environmental stewardship.

 

We are constantly exploring new ways to reduce our impact on the planet and contribute positively to our community, so any suggestions you have will be greatly appreciated.

 

Thank you for your continued support!

Contact us now on 0208 088 6439 or email us at enquiries@shwr.co.uk

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What our customers had to say

"Outstanding"
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I cannot rate Steven Hale highly enough. From my initial emails, right through to collecting my watch, they were extremely helpful and answered all of my many questions."

"I had my watch serviced and a significant part replaced. I had previously been told by others that the replacement part was no longer available which for a vintage and very sentimental watch was more than a little disappointing. Steven Hale very quickly informed me that this was not correct and they located the part. My watch looks absolutely incredible. It has been serviced before but never come back looking and feeling as good as it does this time. I will always use them from now on and have referred others to them as well."

Rolex datejust - katie r

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"What a simple, satisfying and reassuring experience!"
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A clear outline of the process to begin with, helpful communication along the way and an excellent outcome.The professional approach by the business was enhanced by the individual arrangements made for the transfer of my watch.In all, a really professional experience."

Rolex Oysterdate - Howard W

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"Incredible restoration of my vintage watch - highly recommend!"
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I picked up my 64 year old watch today from Steven Hale after Rolex themselves referred me. I've waited 6 months to be reunited with it (due to it being a vintage), and I am beyond chuffed! I have previously taken the watch to a specialist but was turned away due to its age. But for the first time in years, the experts at Steven Hale have made it work like new. I applaud the excellent team of knowledgeable staff both in the workshop, but also in the showroom, who explained all my options in meticulous detail. This watch has been passed down three generations and I'm so pleased to have it back in full working order. I couldn't recommend Steven Hale enough for anyone with a special vintage watch, unsure of the best place to get it restored."

Vintage Rolex - Oscar S

What our customers had to say

"For years I had been told by a succession of watch repairers that my watch was obsolete, irreparable or both. Finally I was recommended to Steven Hale. Five months later my watch is back on my wrist, as good as it ever was. I can't recommend Steven Hale highly enough."

Vintage Rolex Oyster - Nigel F

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"Very happy with the communication and service received. Would recommend this company with confidence."

Dr Bakaya

What our customers had to say

"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."

MARTIN

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"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."

edward

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"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."

venessa

What our customers had to say

"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."

Johan

What our customers had to say

"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."

FRANK