This blog shows my attempts and failures at fixing and servicing watches – I hope you enjoy the posts and photos.
I have been working as a professional watchmaker since January 2012, and I have been a member of The British Watch & Clock Makers’ Guild since April 2015.
I am a German Master of Trades (albeit in car mechanics), so I have a bit of a technical background. I’ve been tinkering with watches since I was a kid and maintain and service our local church clock. A watch is just like a gearbox, only smaller 😉
Ray joined the workshop as an apprentice on 1/10/2017, and finished his apprenticeship in September 2020. He now works freelance at our workshop.
Johannes joined the workshop as a freelance watchmaker in 2017.
If you decide to have your watch fixed and/or serviced by me, this is how it works:
- you contact me by email and check if I can do the work
- you go to my Booking page, and book in a service slot
- once you have sent your watch, you can check on my tracking page if your watch has arrived at the workshop. It will then take a couple of weeks until the watch makes it through the queue (you can check on that on the tracking page), and I will then either proceed with the work agreed, or give you a quote if you wanted one first.
- if you don’t want to go ahead with the work, we will send the watch back to you – you only pay a £30 inspection charge and postage back.
- if you want to go ahead with the work, I will fix/service your watch within 2 to 4 weeks, depending on the availability of parts etc. No inspection charge is due.
- I can only write a blog entry for some watches, and it tends to be the unusual or interesting watches that get the blog entries.
- once that’s done, I will send you a paypal invoice for the work
- when the invoice is paid, I post the watch back to you
I hope you will enjoy reading this blog.
Christian Dannemann (firstname.lastname@example.org)