Cimier Watch Repairs and Services

Cimier Watch Repair UK

The translation of the name “Cimier”, a French word, means “crest”, which the Cimier company logo reflects aesthetically. From the knights of the Middle Ages to the officers of the more recent centuries, high ranking individuals have decorated their helmets with plumes, or “crests”. The crest was an emblem of functionality and elegance, hallmarks that Cimier have incorporated into their design ethos.

Maintaining the high standards Cimier hold their watches to is no easy feat. Good watch repair and watch services are needed to keep a Cimier watch ticking along. Here at Repairs By Post, we aim to not only meet but exceed the same high standards the Cimier set of their watches. Each and every Cimier watch repair is carried out to the highest standard, ensuring that you get the best from your watch servicing.

The translation of the name “Cimier”, a French word, means “crest”, which the Cimier company logo reflects aesthetically. From the knights of the Middle Ages to the officers of the more recent centuries, high ranking individuals have decorated their helmets with plumes, or “crests”. The crest was an emblem of functionality and elegance, hallmarks that Cimier have incorporated into their design ethos.

Maintaining the high standards Cimier hold their watches to is no easy feat. Good watch repair and watch services are needed to keep a Cimier watch ticking along. Here at Repairs By Post, we aim to not only meet but exceed the same high standards the Cimier set of their watches. Each and every Cimier watch repair is carried out to the highest standard, ensuring that you get the best from your watch servicing.

Get The Best With Our Cimier Watch Repairs

When you leave your Cimier watch in our possession, you can be confident that your watch is with the best care possible. We specialise in the complex details of Cimier watch repair. Each watch service is to the highest of standard, and should it be necessary, we can even locate specialist parts. It is not only the contemporary Cimier watches that we can repair; our vintage watch restoration services. Whether your Cimier is 5 or 50 years old, we have the skills and knowledge to carry out all watch repairs to the highest of standards.

When it comes to part replacements, we can replace everything from the battery to the bezel. Our Cimier repairs and Rolex watch restoration are something we pride our business on, and thanks to our convenient and quick postal service, we don’t have an expensive retail space.  As a result, we can offer some of the most competitive prices on the market for watch repairs. One of the best ways to maintain the working order of your Cimier watch is to get a full watch service every 3 to 5 years.

It is not just Chopard watches that we have experience in handling. Repairs By Post can also offer Rolex watch repairs, Baume & Mercier repairs, and many more. All our watch repairs are covered by a minimum of a 12-month guarantee, which may be higher if your watch has to be sent away to the brand repair centre. If this is the case, you can trust that your watch is in still in good hands, and will return in fine working order

Common Cimier Watch Repairs

There are a variety of different service options available, depending on the customer requirements. Some of the common Cimier watch repairs that we undertake at Repairs by Post are:

  • Hand replacement
  • Dial replacement
  • New glass
  • Bezel and bracelet refurbishment
  • Cimier Mechanical Service
  • New batteries
  • Bezel replacement
  • Cimier polishing service

The History of Cimier Watches

By the standard of Swiss watchmaking, Cimier are a young and dynamic watch brand, based upon long-standing tradition. They first appeared in 1925, when the ads of a company Lapanouse SA appeared, featuring Swiss watches under the brand name Cimier.

The company has been founded the previous year by the watchmaker R. Lapanouse  in Hlstein, a small town in the Swiss canton Baselland. It was based upon the Lapanouse family enterprise, which had been producing the so-called “Roskopf” watches since its relocation to the neighbouring Bubendorf.

The Roskopf watches were known for being robust and of exceptionally reasonable pricing, having been developed as a “montre proletaire” (labourer’s watch) by George Frederic Roskopf. The idea was to produce a watch with the value of one week’s pay on an unskilled labourer, making watches open to a wider market. In this respect, after several setbacks, the first Roskopf pocket watches were a resounding success.

These new watches required little in the way of watch servicing, making them perfect for the low-income worker.

When Lapanouse took over production, the Roskopf name was already a strong base to build from, and he jumped form success to success. This new audience of customers made accessible through affordable pricing gave Lapanouse the revenue he needed to grow the business, and grow the business he did.

By the time the 50’s came around, a post-war economic boom was taking place, made possible by the beginning of globalisation initiated by World War Two. With this economic boom came a demand for more striking and distinctive wrist watches. Cimier’s contribution was to launch timepieces with luminescent numerals, centre second, and a novel chronograph. The company’s pioneer role in the mass market was to pay off: the striking timepieces sold exceptionally well. An incredible 1.5 million watches were produced annually by the 500 employees in Bubendorf. Again, the lack of need for watch servicing played a role in making these watches so popular.

In the 70s, the watch making community was introduced to pulsating quartz crystals. Lapanouse SA applied itself to understanding this new technology and once again adopted a pioneering role in the development of a new technology. This forward thinking would become a trademark of the Cimier brand.

During the 80s, a large portion of the production machines were sold to a competitor in a risky transaction, who henceforth became a supplier of the company. This outsourcing measure did not have the intended results; instead of cutting costs, Lapanouse-Cimier now clearly suffered a competitive disadvantage when it came to competitors from abroad, and particularly with regards to the successful new domestic player.

Since 2003, Cimier has been an independent watch manufacturer that continues the tradition of Swiss watchmaking. In the Cimier studios in Baar, the watches of Cimier are not only design and developed, but also crafted in-house by experienced watchmakers.