We can offer a full service to the majority of watch brands and 12 months guarantee. We offer a complete watch repair service at very competitive prices due to low overheads and an efficient computerised workshop with the most up to date machines and testing equipment.
Chris Heal FBHI owner and watchmaker for chealwatch ltd is a fellow of the British Horological institute and passed the examinations with a Bronze medal ( the highest award ) in 1971
Chris Heal FBHI has been watch repairing since 1966 .
The first 5 years were as an apprentice at the Royal Greenwich Observatory in the Chronometer Department based at Herstmonceux castle.
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Over the subsequent years Chris has attended many manufacturers technical courses with these companies : Bulova , Seiko , Omega and others.
We work to the highest standards recommended by watch manufactures and our workshop is equipped with up-to date horological machines for cleaning , watch timing and pressure testing.
The majority of our watch repairs are via our website and watches are received in the post by Royal Mail.
We service and repair many brands of watch and details can be found elsewhere on our website.
Full service may take from 2 – 3 weeks – and you are in contact directly with the watch repairer. Part work such as battery change will remain 3 to 5 days turn round
Watch servicing & repairs through some watch houses and high street jewellers can be expensive. With low overheads and an online watch repair service we aim to provide a fast, efficient and affordable service. We are able to repair and service many makes of watch and we have material accounts with many companies plus we are able to service or give information and charges on other watch brands listed on our watch repair costs page. If you are sending your watch to chealwatch then we have helpful information about sending and a sending form.
The service of every watch whether its a quartz or mechanical watch includes complete disassembly of all the movement. Each part is carefully examined for damage or wear and where necessary replaced or repaired. The watch is cleaned while disassembled and is then again inspected whilst being reassembled. The watch is carefully checked and where necessary adjusted to ensure optimum performance. The watch is then oiled using factory recommended lubricants and timed and regulated. The movement is then refitted to its case and tested and timed over a period of time before being returned to the customer. All watches rated 100m or better are check for water resistance. All work and components fitted during the repair or service come with a 12 month guarantee. The case and bracelet are generally ultrasonically cleaned as standard. Generally repairs can be turned around in within 2 weeks unless parts have to be ordered or sourced.