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Antique Watch & Clock Repair and Restoration, Robert Loomes FBHI FRSA


 Watch Repair and Watch Restoration

01780 481319 or 020 7477 2224
 
High quality watch repair and servicing done, here on the premises,
by properly trained watch repairers with decades of experience.
 
Personal, qualified, experienced and secure, award-winning service.
 
When we service a watch, we do the job absolutely the right way,
taking every piece apart and cleaning them individually
- that way we have faith in our work and stand by our guarantees.

Just about to strip a chronograph. Chronographs can be some of the most demanding watches with literally hundreds of parts. For a successful service these watches must be completely stripped, rather than the cheap and much abused "dunking" practiced by many low cost repairers.
Up to seven grades of oil can be specified by the manufacturer for a movement like this. "Dunking" simply drops the movement into a cleaning jar, a rinse jar and, worst of all, a "rinse 'n' lube" jar where one liquid is supposed to simultaneously rinse out cleaning fluid and lubricate the watch. Doomed!

   

We have three excellent watchmakers, each is fully trained. That means a minimum of three years at college being taught how to do the job properly; followed by proper experience at the bench, by the side of someone more experienced, before they even touch a customer's watch.
 
Our watch workshop is in Stamford where we perform both minor and major surgery and repairs to watches.
 
We have two traditional watchmakers working here "at the bench". Between them they have fifty years' experience of working on watches with almost every kind of fault and with every kind of complication. We do not undertake any warranty work or repair modern Swiss watches. Our speciality is vintage (usually pre 1980) repair and restoration work
 
Simple watch repairs can sometimes be done the same day. A full watch service however, takes considerably longer. We are always busy and, whilst we try to manage our workload, seem to always have a slight backlog. A simple enquiry should let you know how long repairs are due to take at any time. Once, years ago, we had quiet spells when we could catch up. Those days are long gone, but at present for modern watches think about four weeks and for vintage watch repair eight weeks. For some watches, where the only source of spares is another continent, or where complex parts must be made, it can take longer still.
 
I don't believe there is a watch repair we can't handle. Only economics dictates what is or is not possible...

watch strap

The following is a (not complete or comprehensive) list of the MECHANICAL watches we work on. Mainly for your search engine rather than to scroll through!
 
We offer an extensive restoration and repair service for older (pre-1980) watches. For more modern watches it can be more cost effective to send the watch back to the manufacturer.
 
Admiral, Alpina, Altus, Amida, Angelus, Angular Momentum, Anomino, Arnold & Son, Audemars Piguet, Arogno, Atlantic, Aurore, Aviator, Azimuth, Ball, Baume & Mercier, Baumgartner, Bauer, Becker, Beguelin, Bell & Ross, Benrus, Benzinger, Ernst Benz, Bettlach, Bifora, Bidlingmaier, Blancpain, Blu, Bozeman Watch Co, Martin Braun, Breuget, Breitenbach, Breitling, Brac, Rainer Brand Bucherer, Bulla, Bullova (all types), Buren, Buret, Buser, Buti, Older (pre 1980) Bulgari (Bvlgari) watches, Cartier, Champ, Chase-Durer, Chezard, Chopard, Chronoswiss, Citizen, Civitas, Concord, Frederique Constant, Cortebert, Corgement, Corum, Court-essor, Culmina, Cupillard Cvstos, Cyma, Damas, De Grisogono, Derby, Desa, Doxa, Dunhill, Durowe, Ebel, Eberle, Ebosa, Election, Elgin, Emes, Enicar, Epos, Louis Erard, Eterna, Etoile, Excelsior, Favre Leuba, Felsa, Ferrari, Fleurier, Font, Forster, Fortis, Frey, d. freemont, General, GSW, Girard Perregaux, Glycine, Graham, Grau and Hampel, Gruen, Guba, Hanhart, Harwood, Hebdomas, Helebros, Helios, Heuer (as in Tag Heuer), Imhof, Imperial, International, (IWC), Jaeger, Journe, Judex, Jules Jurgensen, Junghans, Keinzele, Kasper, Kurth, Kurtz, Landeron, Langendorf, Lapanouse, Lavina, Le Coultre, (as in Jaeger le Coultre), Lemania, Leon Levy, Le Phare, Liengme, Lip, Longines, Looping, Lord, Lorsa, Lunesa, Luxor, Mallery, Marlboro, Marvin, Mauthe, Melano, MST, A Michel, Mido, Mimo, Minerva, Moeris, Montilier, Movado, Mt Vernon, Muller, Nation, NFT, Nidor, NPX, O'Maire, Omega, Optima, Orient, Orion, Oris, Osco, Otero, Parrenin, Park, Panerai, Pesseax, Pfaff, Phenix, Phinney, Piaget, Pierce, Precimax, Qualitas, Rayville, Reconvelier, Record, Recta, Rensie, Reymond, Rolex, Roseba, Sonceboz, Sandoz, Savoi, A Schild, Dchild & Co, Seiko, Semca, Sigma, Schuler, Stratford, Stuyvesant, Suza, Switana, SWI, Swiza, Tavannes (Cyma), Terasse, Tissot, Troesch, Transpacific, Tudor, Unitas, Universal, Urofa, Vulcain, Waltham, Westfield, Wittnauer, Zenith, Zentra,

The mainspring of a modern (after about 1950) automatic watch. The spring has no outside hook but is Y shaped to grip the barrel with friction alone, so the spring cannot be "over wound" and break.
 
The modern automatic watch is designed to run fully wound. It takes about ten hours active wear a day to keep a watch fully wound, hence the increased use in recent years of automatic watch winders.

   
Our address is:
 
Robert Loomes Stamford Ltd
4 St Mary's Hill
Stamford
Lincolnshire PE9 2DP
 
Telephone: 01780 481319
 
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