Standard Watch Repair Price Guide
Below is our standard price guide for watch repairs. We are also compiling brand specific price guides for watch brands we are approved to repair or which we repair on a frequent basis. For a list of the brand specific price guides please click the link below:
New crowns fitted (Unbranded):
Gilt, Steel, Standard, Dustproof, Waterproof and Japanese style £25.00
Banded crowns (With logo, i.e. Gucci, Omega, Rolex:- See brand specific price guide for more details.) £25 PLUS
New stems fitted (Most brands) £15.00
Acrylic Glass fitted:
Low, Normal and High dome. £25.00
Armoured (True-seal) with tension ring. £30.00
Mineral Glass fitted:
Standard and Thin £25.00
Thick (Divers) & Domed £30.00
Sapphire crystal £45 PLUS
Branded Glass (i.e. Gucci, Omega, Rolex:- See brand specific price guide for more details.) £ 35 PLUS
New battery fitted (No Pressure Test) £15.00
New Battery & Re-Seal in most watches up to 20 ATM
(Includes Ultrasonic cleaning of case and bracelet, new case gaskets & Pressure Test) £30.00
New Battery &; Re-Seal in most watches above 20 ATM & Chronographs
(Includes Ultrasonic cleaning of case and bracelet, new case gaskets & Pressure Test) £35.00
Most watches produced today are water resistant to at least 3ATM. For a watch to still be water resistant the seals and gaskets should be replaced periodically. This is usually best done when replacing the battery or when ever any work is carried out on the watch. The rubber gaskets that seal the case back, crystal, crown or pushers will inevitably deteriorate with time. Thus water resistance is not a permanent condition. When removing case backs, the case back gaskets often break or stretch and should always be replaced to guarantee water resistance. The only safe way to know if a watch is water resistant is to test it in specially designed vacume or pressure test equipment.
When resealing a watch the movement is removed and all case components stripped down as far as possible. This includes the removal of crowns, pushers and in some cases bevels and crystal. The individual components are then cleaned in an ultrasonic tank to remove all dirt and debris which may other wise damage the gaskets. The case is then re-built using the new gaskets, crowns or crystals where necessary. A special silicone grease is also applied to the gaskets to stop them nipping and breaking when the crown is turned or case back fastened. The watch is then tested to ensure it meets the specified depth indicated on either the dial or case back.
The price of a re-seal usually depends on both the type of watch and on the make and brand as some watches require a new crown to be fitted as the seals inside some crowns cannot be replaced.
Servicing and Repair:
Standard Quartz Service £100.00
Standard Quartz Service with date £120.00
Standard Mechanical Service £125.00
Standard Mechanical Service with date £135.00
Standard Automatic Service with or without date £155.00
Seiko Kinetics Service (including new type capacitor) £125.00
Auto-quartz Service £175.00
Quartz chronographs £175.00 Plus
Mechanical Chronographs £225.00 Plus
Prestige Brands (Depends on make and model) £ Estimate
Note: A 25% surcharge may be applied for Vintage and Older calibres (Pre 1980) or for water damaged/rusty watches.
Case and Dial Repair:
Case Refurbishment £75.00 PLUS
Dial Restoration £125.00 PLUS
Case Repairs (i.e. New Bows, besels and hinge repairs) £ Estimate
Note: A 25% surcharge may be applied for Vintage & Older calibres (Pre 1980) or for water damaged/rusty watches.
PLEASE CHECK OUT THE LINKS TO OTHER SITES BELOW FOR GENERIC, SECOND HAND AND REFURBISHED STRAPS & BRACELETS WHICH ARE AVAILBLE FOR MANY POPULAR WATCH BRANDS.
ABOVE STANDARD PRICE GUIDE LAST UPDATED 09/04/2012
ALL ABOVE PRICES ARE SUPPLIED AS A GUIDELINE ONLY AND DO NOT INCLUDE, RETURN POSTAGE OR ANY EXTRA PARTS OR MATERIALS WHICH MAY BE REQUIRED TO COMPLETE THE REPAIR OR SERVICE. ACCURATE ESTIMATES CAN USUALLY BE GIVEN WITH HANDS ON INSPECTION. ALL ABOVE PRICES ARE IN UK POUNDS.
Advise and estimates are gladly given free of charge and a rough estimates can even be obtained via e-mail before posting. Please note that an estimate will only be as accurate as the information you can provide us and is for a very rough guide only. As each watch repair is always different from the next an accurate estimate can only really be given upon actual hands on inspection of the watch.
You can make an enquiry or request an online estimate by using the enquiry form below.