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It depends on the website description. If the website states the watch has been pressure tested, then it is watertight providing the crown is done up as tight as possible. We don’t recommend wearing them in showers or steam rooms. Also, we don’t guarantee watches to be waterproof anymore after a certain age.
We use various couriers for our postage. As well as maximum courier coverage we have full private insurance which means your parcel is safe with us. Any finance or card payments means the watch has to be posted to the billing address. The only way we can post elsewhere is if the payment is made by bank transfer.
If your watch is mechanical, it may need winding. A mechanical watch will usually need around 40 rotations of the crown from completely unwound — a manual watch will resist when full, an automatic will go on winding forever. The crown on water resistant watches may need unscrewing before you begin. Automatic watches can run out of power while being worn if your movements aren’t sufficient to keep the mainspring fully wound. If your watch has a quartz movement, it might need a change of battery.
The second hand on a quartz watch will begin a ‘double tick’ as a battery life warning. A quartz watch’s battery life depends on several factors, including the watch’s age and the functions of the timepiece. On average, a battery in a basic time-and-date quartz watch can last anywhere between one and five years.
All our watches are meticulously inspected and prepared by our highly trained, manufacturer-accredited watchmakers. Each timepiece undergoes a rigorous testing regime, using manufacturer-approved tools and equipment, to ensure its condition, accuracy, efficiency and water-resistance meet brand specifications. A multi-stage QC procedure also ensures any problems are flagged and dealt with immediately.
Once you have made an enquiry, we will send you an estimated quote for the work. You will then need to send the watch to our service centre, or drop it off at one of our nationwide boutiques. We will send you a final quote after inspection, so that you can give us authorisation to begin your watch repair or service. The work will be completed by our manufacturer-accredited watchmakers using brand-approved tools and machinery. Once complete, your watch will be passed to quality control for a rigorous inspection. Then, once you have made payment, your watch will be returned to you, or made available for collection at one of our locations.