Price List

All prices exclude spare parts. I will fit a new mainspring when servicing your watch, and they cost between £12 and £50 (e.g. for a Rolex original).
All other repair work, including fitting new crystals, is usually included in the service price unless it is extensive. Case and bracelet cleaning is also included in the price, but not polishing.

Waterproof testing is included dry (e.g. in a vacuum) or wet if requested. Please be aware that most vintage watches aren’t waterproof, and can’t be made properly waterproof. This has to do with corrosion of the case and pendant tube, and the rubber gaskets dissolving / disintegrating. These can’t always be replaced (e.g. crown gaskets).

Service Price
inspection charge £ 30
manual wind, with or without date £ 150
Manual wind, not shock protected £ 160
automatic, with or without date £ 170
complex automatic with or without date, e.g. Rolex, Omega Co-Axial, etc. £ 200
extra charge for monocoque watch cases * £ 40
extra charge power reserve indication £ 30
manual wind chronograph with or without date, no hour recorder £ 250
manual wind chronograph with or without date, with hour recorder £ 270
automatic chronograph with or without date £ 300
Ratrappante additional charge £ 70
Triple date, non-automatic £ 250
Omega Chronostop £ 240
JLC Futurematic £ 280
alarm watches, manual wind £ 220
alarm watches automatic or complex £ 250
Watch Inspection £ 50
fit new balance staff £ 35
re-bush plate or bridge £30 per bush + material
Take old varnish off dial, re-varnish £ 40
new luminous compound on two hands £ 20 as part of a service, £25 otherwise
re-paint hands £ 10 per hand
waterproof testing dry (vacuum test) £ 15
waterproof testing dry and wet £ 40
other complications please ask

* Monocoque cases make our work a lot harder, as there is no movement access after casing, so a final adjustment after testing often involves taking the watch apart again. Monocoques add on average over an hour to the time we spend on a service, so we do have to charge for that.
Postage UK first class signed for £5, special delivery £8, overseas £11. Insurance is not included, as that normally isn’t a good deal. You pay way more than the risk of actually losing the watch in the post is worth. If you want insurance, please let me know.

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117 thoughts on “Price List

  1. Hi,

    I know you don’t usually do quartz watches, but I saw your piece on replacing the Tag movement.

    I have a Tag Link Chronograph CT1111-0. The hour and minute hands work fine but the chrono dials don’t move, though they do spin when resetting to 12 position. Can this be the battery or do you think it’s a new movement? Is the movement still available. It’s a great looking watch, as worn by Matt Damon in the Bourne Identity film.

    Thanks

    Rob

  2. I am thinking of buying a 1961 Omega Seamaster. What is the chance of this being waterproof after a service?

  3. Hello,

    I have had a watch for some time simply sitting in a cupboard, I was wondering if you would have any idea about the model and what it is worth. Otherwise, if you had any information as to where I may be able to gain such details.

    The watch: Emporio Armani Women Silver/Black IP Plated Steel Band Black Dial Watch AR5451

    Many Thanks

  4. Hi
    I need spare parts for Venus 178
    1-slading gear spring Nr. 8325
    2-Hour Hammer Nr. 8680
    If you have this parts can you send to Germany?
    How much it’s cost?
    Thank you very much
    Boulesnam

  5. Hello,
    I am an scholar and I have a search about the cost and weight of spring which is used in a watch.
    That is kind of you to help me about that.
    Your sincerely,
    jafar

  6. This is the only place I can find to leave a review of watchguy’s work: excellent, in every possible way. I’m delighted with the way that Mitka has brought new life back to my dad’s watch. Great contact throughout plus he posted photos of the work in progress.

    A++

  7. I see that you’re open to servicing the feared movements with Dubois Depraz modules (1140/3220). Does that fall under the “automatic chronograph with or without date” category, or would it have a special pricing?

    Would there be any difference in servicing cost if the DD module either does or doesn’t need repairing? Thanks

      • A followup to that–if the DD module was functioning fine and didn’t require servicing, would it be a lesser charge to just service the ETA base movement? So would it be one of the regular automatic (no chrono) servicing rates, or would it still be the automatic chrono rate? Thank you

        • If that’s the case, we will only charge for the movement service. From experience, the DD modules use more and more power over time, and will decrease the amplitude of even a freshly serviced movement considerably. If that’s the case, the module will need servicing as well.

  8. hi I have a daytona rolex. I have lost the pin holding strap to watch. can you tell me how.much this would be to repair?

  9. Hi

    I have a rolex datejust 1601 that needs a service.

    I also need the hands relumed, and possibly the dial although i dont believe that there is any lumed parts on there at the current moment.

    once the service has been completed, would you say it would be water resistant as it should be.

    what would the cost be for the above?

    thank you

  10. Hi, I have a speedmaster 3510.20 (White dial) I believe this is the 1140 cal. Do you do service including the chrono? how much?. Thanks!

  11. Hi Christian
    I have a 2006 Rolex get 2 works perfect but I’ve noticed lately that if I shake the watch from 12 to 6 something is hitting the back of the case like something is loose in the back of my watch any ideas on price or would a service solve this?
    Many thanks

  12. Hi I’ve got a seagull watch and just want to get it going,when u go to wind it up it Just won’t go. Wondering how much it would cost to get going?
    Thanks

  13. Hello Christian
    I have a Tudor rotor self winding, it recently just stopped working, I assume the spring has gone, I know it is quite old. The Perspex glass with Cyclopes date window will also need replacing. I am currently a missionary in Sierra Leone, a friend is returning to UK, may we have your address and am I correct assuming £130 will cover the cost?
    Every blessing in the New Year

  14. Hi Chris
    I have a Tudor rotor self winding, quite an old one, it just stopped working, perhaps the springs gone, l am currently as a missionary in Sierra Leone, a friend will return and send it to you for repair, How long does repair and return take? Am I correct ar cost of £130. May we have your address.
    Thank you

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  16. Hi Chris, I have a 6694 I would like to service. It currently reads on an electronic timegrapher with a beat error of 3.2 ms and 214sec/d. Can I enquire

    1) If the standard service of £110 includes replacing all the two O-rings and case gaskets? If not how much would the case gasket and the rings cost?

    2) After the servicing what reading can the watch be expected to achieve on the timegrapher, and what reading range should it maintain during the one year warranty period after the service? i.e. up to what accuracy level does the 1yr warranty cover.
    Thanks for in advance for reply to my enquiry.
    Regards
    Vanny

    • Sorry, only just saw that. Best to send me an email with such specific questions.
      Yes, we replace the gaskets, and they are £3 to £4 a shot. We will get the beat error below 2ms, and the amplitude over 270, if that’s possible. This might require a new balance staff, or whatever else is needed, but this also depends if we can find the parts we need, and if you are willing to pay for them.
      Best regards,
      Christian

  17. Hello,

    I have a Rado NCC 505, which used to belong to my father. It wasn’t worn for a while, then I used it for a year or two quite happily but then it just stopped, and hasn’t been worn for 5 years or so.

    I suspect it needs a good clean and service, and the case could use a buff!

    I understand that there are special waterproof gaskets involved – but nevertheless, would you let me have an idea of cost for a decent service?

    Thanks,

    Bruce

  18. Hi…its me again!

    Having just seen your photo I realise that I know you, and you live in my village 🙂

    I live opposite the post office. Could you drop me your phone number please? Or give me a ring on 07890 782389

    James

      • Thanks, Christian.

        I will send my wife over as I am not around at that time. I think she may have spoken to your wife this morning

        James

      • Christian

        Would you mind editing my message above which contains my phone number, please? I’d like to publicise your blog on a forum I use but it wouldn’t be wise to have my phone number revealed

        Thanks

        James

  19. Hi. I have a 1994 Omega Seamaster Professional 200m quartz midsize, with sword hands. The hands need reluming, and I wouldn’t mind a water-resistance check. Could you quote me for this please?

    Thanks

  20. Hello,

    I stumbled across this website and you friendly and knowledgeable enough that I thought I’d reach out to you.
    I’m in the process of acquiring a 1990 ladies DateJust for my fiancé’s birthday. The year of production is specific as that’s when she was born.

    I was just wondering if you know what the service intervals are for these, and if you have any tips or advice when purchasing a vintage rolex.

    Kind regards
    Nash Patel

  21. bonjour je suis a la recherche d’un case back d’omega dynamic ladies. pouvez vous m’aider? please

  22. Hi there,
    I have a 1959/60 Omega Seamaster Automatic with date which could do with restoration and cleaning. Is this one you could do and can you give me a ball-park cost – the watch runs and keeps good time as is, but is dirty inside and out.
    Where are you based?
    Thanks
    John

  23. Hi Christian. I have an Omega pocket watch s/n 4060190 from 1912/1913. it is in a bit of a state and I wonder if it is worth redeeming.
    It does run but only for a very short while as the mainspring seems broken. In addition the minute hand is missing and it needs a new crystal.
    Apart from that, it’s fine :-).
    Is it worth your attention and, if so, what is the likely cost?
    Thanks

  24. Hi Christian,
    I have an Enicar- Shepa Jet. The second hand moves when I rotate the watch but not the minute and hour hands. I suspect the problem is with the automatic mechanism, as the watch is quite old and I am not sure if spare parts are still available. Can it be repaired? Thanks Ken

  25. I’ve recently come across an Omega f300 battery powered wristwatch that was my father’s. It’s in need of a service as a new battery doesn’t get it working. Is this something you can do as I don’t see battery watches mentioned on your price list?

  26. Hello,

    I recently acquired a Rolex 6694, dates from 1980 on the serial, although it carries a 1210 caliber? The movement was swapped?

    Best regards

  27. hello,
    I have a Zenith El Primero Subsea “pilot diver” this one stops at date change and surrender zero is not done correctly
    You can also change a glass because it scratched strong?
    Best regards

    • I can’t tell you, as we first have to see what parts are needed, and if they are available. As gaskets and the crystal will not be available, you are best off sending the watch to Zenith.

  28. hello
    I have a Zenith El Primero Subsea “pilot diver” this one stops at date change and surrender zero is not done correctly
    You can also change a glass because it scratched strong?
    Best regards

  29. I have a Seiko 6138-0020 chronograph. It is running fine.
    Can you provide a service estimate?

    Thanks in advance..

  30. ‘allo mate,
    thinking of bying a serviced vintage Seamaster (135.018 in monobloc case)
    that needs a replacement setting lever. Any idea of your approx. charges for this?
    cheers.

  31. Hello,
    I have a G-P Gyromatic with date, it winds by wrist movement and keeps time but it can’t be hand wound, the crown is extremely stiff and grinding feel to it. I took it to a watch shop who sent it to their repair centre, who sent it back saying the parts are no longer available (no other details). Is it something you could fix and what would be the price? Thanks.

  32. Hi Christian how much will Kost me , a Service for Rolex 16013 with 3035, Movment have a Problem it is a hack every time wenn i set the Time hack Stopps the Balance and Stay in that Position .somthing ist wrong with a hack and Setting leaver .

    • As per price list, a full service is £160 plus parts, and that will also address the issue with the hacking lever. Just prepare for a bit more for parts, as something will be broken – most likely the hacking lever.

      Best regards,

      Christian

  33. Hello Watch Guy or anyone else that reads this and can help: I have a 1979 Concord Delirium 1 Quartz 18k gold watch 1.98mm thin(worlds thinnest watch at that time)..it requires a battery change-original from new was RENATA 32 OR 333 but both these are no longer in production.Can you please help…thanks

  34. Hi Christian,
    I own a 2007/8 Oris Wiliams F1 Pointer Date with Oris 754 movement (modified Sellita SW200-1).

    It is my daily watch, I am an Engineer and as such this lovely watch has a hard life. It manages to run between -15 to -21s/day.

    Can you give me an idea on cost of replacing the rubber strap (quoted £100 for replacement OEM rubber strap), crown and bezel, re-brushing and polishing up the body, fitting new front and back crystals, general service, new main spring and re-regulating?

    Thanks.

  35. I have a Poljot Chronograph Manual wind. Its starting to lose about 10 minutes per day. Can you service/fix one these? And if so what would the approx costs?

    Cant find a model number for it sorry.

    Thanks

    Frank

  36. Hi, I have an Omega Seamaster Cosmic that winds itself but the case is worn and where the strap is fixed to the watch is also worn. The watch is about 43years old and is also gold but not sure if it is real gold or something else.
    I believe I need a new case.
    Is this possible and what would you estimate the cost to be?
    I look forward to your reply.
    Regards
    Frank

      • Alternatively, dials can be repainted for around 100 gpb, sometimes slightly less. I’m not sure the best place to do this, but there are some places in Germany and the US at a minimum. If the dial feet are broken, new ones can be soldered in place. The repainted dials can look very close to the origional.

  37. I have a ladies Rolex Oyster Perpetual Lady Datejust which I left with Rolex for a service. They now advise that I need a new tube and crown so in total with the serice it will cost me approx £1000. does this sound right? Why would I need these parts to be replaced? The watch is approx 4-5 years old and has recently been losing a little bit of time but seconds rather than minutes each day,

  38. Where can I find a watch case replacement for my rose gold zenith Cal. 40 watch?
    The current case was made in Italy in 14K gold but allow and frail. I appreciate any info you can provide.

  39. I have a ladies Rado jubile 153.0339.3 The case back has gone missing from the last local shop I took into for changing battery, there is an ongoing battle between us ever since. The part number for the case back is 82.153.0339.3 Is there any chance of getting it for me and fix the watch? If you can how much it may cost?

  40. I have an Omega Ploprof 600 in need of minor service. There is a ‘clutch’ mechanism that fits into the ratchets of the date wheel preventing it from moving off its selected date. That clutch is held against the inner ratchets of the date wheel by a flat wire spring. I accidentally dropped the watch and the date wheel is now no longer aligned and i very much suspect the flat spring has dislodged.

    Are you able to work on Omega Ploprofs. My local Omega service centre is not able to service it but is willing to send it to Bienne…not my first choice given the rather large expected final bill.

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  42. Hi watch guy, I have a replica automatic watch which does no seem to hold charge anymore, what would it cost to get it back in a full functioning order?

    Thanks, lynden

  43. I have an oyster datejust i bought new in 1981, it has been serviced twice and has been perfect for all these yrs.It was never a daily wearer, mostly occasions and trips. Was winding it one morning and i felt the case vibrate slightly which told me the mainspring had broken. I would be greatfull if you could repair it for me, and give me a price please.

  44. Hi, I have two Omega movements that I would like to have serviced….a 2500C and a 1120. Do you carry out the service on loose movements (i.e not fitted in the watches & without the dial or hands fitted) ?

  45. hei my name is shlomi and im impress of you work im a watchmaker to adn im 34 years old and i want to move to the usa to work in my proffesion and i want to ask you if you recomend to move from israel to get work and sorry for my english i will be happi if you anser my

    • Hi there, I’m based in the UK, so I wouldn’t know much about working in the USA. You can work as a watchmaker wherever you live, anyway. But you have to learn the trade first! I’m sure there are many talented watchmakers in Israel from which you can learn the trade as an apprentice.
      Best regards, Christian

    • hei again its shlomi so first iwant to tank you for answer me and i want to tell you that i already open a small buisnice in houston texas and i have doing very good: my questions is aboult the hairspring. what are you duing in a case that you get watch with hairspring that dameged aspeciali the vintage rolex i use someone that help me with this. what im saing is that you cannot charge the costumer to hight price . and this is my bigger problem please give me some advice
      thanks a lot

  46. My Rolex Sub 14060 stopped working all of a sudden today. A quick trip to the RSC revealed that the barrel needs replacing. Would that be included in a full service of the watch? How much am I looking at cost wise?

    • An odd diagnosis … I can imagine that it might need a new mainspring, but knowing that it needs a new barrel without taking the watch apart and checking the barrel itself is a bit rash 😉 With a bit of luck, a normal service + a new mainspring will sort it out.

  47. Hello
    I have an Omega Seamaster Cosmic watch that belonged to my father.. I would like to put a new battery in it but I have read that some only open from the front so I don’t want to take it to a jeweller who possibly doesnt know how it opens. Are you able to tell me how it opens? Thank you

  48. Hi,

    I have a Tissot with a ETA 2824-2, and soon Swatch Group will cut supply of movement parts. How will this affect independent watchmakers like you? Will there be possibilities to for example source mainsprings from other manufacturers? I wouldnt mind having a chinese made mainspring in my ETA movement, if that is what it takes…

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  50. Hi I have a omega seamaster model number 135.011 I believe it’s 1965 ish. I would like it serviced and given the once over. I believe it may have had the crown replaced as the logo looks slightly different. How much to also replace the glass or refurb. I also will need a second hand as is rusty and also the other two hands will need a look.

    Many thanks

    Harry

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  52. I have a 1976 Lemania ex military wrist watch which is in need of repair.

    As a minimum the watch requires a complete service, new crystal and a
    replacement crown. As the crown is missing I have no idea if the watch works,
    and whether further work is required to the mechanism.

    I’m not sure of the retail value of the watch, but as the watch was owned by my late Grandfather it is of sentimental value also.

    I can email through photos also if required, but would need to consider what the cost of repair would be against potential value also.

    PS – best looking watch repair website I’ve seen to date !

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