terms and conditions

SERVICING | RESTORATIONS | POLISHING | SALES
  1. In these Terms and Conditions Steven Hale Watch Restorations Limited shall be referred to as “We”, “SHWR” or “Us” and the Customer shall be referred to as “You”.
  2. If you instruct us to undertake a repair and we advise you that work is required to give an estimate you shall have fourteen days from the date we give the estimate to you to cancel or to instruct us to proceed but if cancelled then a charge of £75 plus VAT will apply plus a £20 plus VAT carriage charge (where collection is not from our premises).  A minimum of five working days’ notice is required to prepare pieces for return.
  3. Notice to cancel or to proceed or any other instructions must be given in writing which includes email.
  4. Following instructions to proceed with works we will complete the repair within sixteen – twenty weeks unless otherwise agreed in writing.
  5. If we have not agreed to post the repaired piece to you, pieces must be collected from us within three weeks of us notifying you of completion.
    5.1 Posting of the pieces will be at your cost and risk and we shall not be responsible for items lost or stolen in transit.
    5.2 Any items not collected after this period will be subject to a storage charge of £3 plus VAT per day.
    5.3 In the event that the item is not collected after three months then we shall give written notice to you that if we do not hear from you within seven days of such notice we shall be free to dispose of the item as we consider appropriate, acting reasonably, and to retain the proceeds of sale without any obligation to account to you for sums received or to achieve any particular price for the item.
  6. Repairs are guaranteed for a period of twelve months from the date of repair.  Whether or not the piece is stated to be “waterproof” repairs are not guaranteed waterproof unless otherwise stated in writing.  Our guarantee does not cover any damage caused by neglect or abuse including exposure to water/moisture (save in the latter case where a waterproof guarantee is issued)
  7. You acknowledge that there is a risk of chipping or damage to watch dials or corroded case parts in assessing the cost of repair for estimate or in carrying out any repair instructed and we cannot be responsible for any such damage caused provided we have acted with reasonable skill and care in removing the mechanism.
  8. In engaging us you are deemed to have read and agreed to these Terms and Conditions as above.
  9. In any event, our liability will be limited to a maximum of £25,000.

Servicing

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Restoration

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Polishing

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Sales

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Valuations

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Buying and selling

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What our customers had to say

"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

What our customers had to say

"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

"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."

ANNE

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