Ebel Watch Repairs and Services
EBEL WATCH REPAIRS UK
Ebel have carved a name for themselves in the horology world through their precision and design. So much so, that they’ve adopted the suitable slogan of “Architects of Time”. Their ultra-precise watches need periodic maintenance to ensure they are working their best, which is why we offer Ebel watch repairs and an Ebel service through our online watch repair service.
Repairs by Post are master horologists who specialise in the luxury watch market. We don’t just specialise in Ebel repair but offer Certina watch repairs,Breitling repairs and Rolex repairs and many more watch brand repairs.
EXPERTS IN EBEL REPAIR
Thanks to our extensive history in the watch industry we have the skills to mend your watch expertly. Repairs by Post have over 30 years’ in horology and can remedy the smallest of faults or completely overhaul your watch should it require this.
HOW DOES EBEL WATCH REPAIRS WORK?
- Send your item for Ebel repair directly using Special Delivery or request our free and secure Licensed Special Delivery pack. Your item is safe and protected.
- We will send you a secure Royal Mail Special Delivery postal pack. This envelope is already insured for up to £500 at no cost.
- Should you wish to increase the insurance (up to £2500) you can do so at the Post Office for a small charge.
- Alternatively we will ask you to send the item directly to us, ensuring you have packed it with care. We can arrange for a courier collection.
WHY CHOOSE US FOR ONLINE WATCH REPAIR?
- We keep you up to date. You will be able to see on your account the stage your Ebel watch repair is it
- Once repaired; we return your item to you
- Repairs by Post are unbeaten on price. Our watch and jewellery repairs are priced competitively. We will match or beat any written quotation.
- Please note we don’t deal with counterfeit watches of any kind.
COMMON EBEL REPAIRS WE UNDERTAKE
- Ebel watch battery replacement
- Ebel watch parts
- Ebel watch battery
- Ebel watch straps
- Ebel strap replacement
- Ebel watch service
EBEL STRAP REPLACEMENT
Repairs by Post can supply and replace original aftermarket Ebel watch straps.
EBEL LEATHER STRAP
Protect your leather Ebel watch strap by taking it off in damp environments, as humidity can damage the material. You should also avoid contact with chemicals, cosmetics and water when wearing a leather strap.
Avoid sun damage as this may alter the appearance of the leather watch strap. When you’re not wearing your watch keep it in a cool dark place, out of direct sunlight.
EBEL BRACELET REPLACEMENT
A steel bracelet can tarnish over time due to buildup of dust and sweat. Send your watch for watch polishing to revive your timepiece between services.
Avoid contact with chemicals and cosmetics as this can blemish your bracelet.
EBEL WATCH SERVICE
Repairs by Post offer comprehensive Ebel watch servicing. The frequency of an Ebel service depends on the model, climatic conditions and the habits of the individual owner. As a rule Ebel recommended a mechanical service every three to four years. A quartz movement should be serviced at every battery change which is typically every two years.
A TYPICAL EBEL SERVICE INCLUDES:
- Our horologist will examine every aspect of the timepiece to pinpoint any areas that require replacement or Ebel watch repair.
- The inner components will be specially lubricated in order to minimise friction.
- The balance wheel will be tested expertly to ensure it’s perfectly precise.
- If your watch has a quartz mechanism we will change the battery as standard.
- The strap will undergo with specialist watch cleaning and examination of wear and tear, any parts that are damaged will be refurbished or be replaced.
- The mechanism is carefully reassembled and reattached to your watch’s strap with every seal replaced.
- The timepiece will be methodically tested one last time to ensure it’s keeping time accurately
- The watch will be checked one last time to ensure it’s still absolutely water tight.
EBEL WATCH MAINTENANCE
Follow these tips to ensure your Ebel watch is kept in great condition between servicing and help reduce the likelihood of Ebel repair.
EBEL AUTOMATIC WATCHES
An important feature of every automatic winding watch is its power reserve. Before putting your watch on, you should wind it up manually (20 turns of the crown) in order to create an initial power reserve for its operation. To retain its power reserve, the watch must be worn continuously and actively for at least 8 hours per day.
EBEL QUARTZ WATCHES
You do not wind a quartz movement. The movement of your quartz watch is powered by a battery. If your watch is losing time, the battery may need to be replaced or the movement itself may need service. It’s important to send your watch for Ebel watch battery replacement as soon as you notice this as dead cells may damage the internal workings of your timepiece.
If your mechanical watch is beyond repair we can offer mechanical watch repair through a quartz conversion.
BENEFITS OF A QUARTZ CONVERSION
- Quartz watches keep time almost perfectly and will allow your timepiece to work as new.
- Vintage Ebel watches will be rejuvenated and be able to be worn once more.
MAGNETIC FIELDS AND MY EBEL WATCH
You should keep your watch away from strong magnetic fields. A quartz watch will recalibrate, but a mechanical timepiece may need demagnetization. We undertake this using our specialist equipment in our workshop.
MAGNETIC FIELDS INCLUDE:
- Airport security scanners
- Tablets and smartphones
HOW DO I CLEAN MY EBEL WATCH?
Clean your watch regularly by wiping it with a soft cloth dampened with fresh water, especially after exposure to seawater. Salt water can corrode the internal mechanism. We advise you remove your watch before entering the sea. Should your watch suffer water damage, send it for online watch repair immediately to avoid lasting damage.
You should never dry your watch with a hairdryer or on the radiator. Allow it to dry naturally or with a soft cloth.
IS MY EBEL WATCH WATER RESISTANT?
Your watch will have a disclaimer on it letting you know its water resistance capability. To maintain water resistance, yearly maintenance is required as normal wear and tear weaken the integrity of the watch. The gaskets and crown should be inspected and replaced as needed each time the watch is opened for service, including battery change.
EBEL WATCH HISTORY
Ebel is a Swiss luxury watch company, founded in 1911 in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Neuchâtel, Switzerland by Eugene Blum and Alice Levy. Throughout history, horology has been a man’s game. However, Ebel was built using a combination of male and female influence, with even the name taken from an acronym of husband and wife Eugene Blum Et (Alice) Levy.
The brand was founded in 1911 La Chaux-de-Fonds, one of the great pillars of watch making in Switzerland at the time. The husband and wife pair combined their talents of technical know-how and aesthetics to bring their signature style to fruition.
In 1912 the brand launched their first wrist watch in the face of traditional pocket watches.
In 1925 Ebel’s watchmaking skill is recognised with the award of the Diplôme Commémoratif de Grand Prix for their collection made in platinum with onyx baguette-cut diamonds and emeralds.
By 1929 the brand was continuing to grow and Eugene and Alice’s son was introduced to the company. His mission was to grow the brand’s reputation to precision and quality.
In 1935 Ebel became the first Swiss watchmaker to introduce the “Western Electric” precision and quality control standards. The Western Electric System was later replaced with the Vibrograph which accurately measured and tested a movement’s rating precision.
Their reputation for precision paid off and Ebel produced watches exclusively for the British Royal Air Force from 1939 to 1945, during World War II. If your watch is not keeping time correctly send it to our expert team for Ebel watch battery replacement.
Ebel continued to innovate in the luxury watch market at by 1954 had created their feminine chatelaine watch a timepiece with a delicate chain strap.
The brand committed to the union of haute design and horology with their “Premie Prix” design, showcased at the Swiss National Exhibition in the jewellery collection. Did you know that Repairs by Post are also experts in mending jewellery and offer jewellery repairs online?
Pierre-Alain Blum, the founder’s grandson, joined the company in 1970. Under his charismatic leadership, Ebel became a global presence in fine Swiss watch-making.4
By 1977 the brand introduced their “wave” bracelet. This design included wave-shaped links which offered the wearer great comfort. Today the Wave design is still a signature Ebel wristwatch. We can repair or replace your Ebel watch straps should they suffer damage.
In the 1980s their now world-famous slogan was launched. “The Architects of Time” represents the brand’s values and commitment to precision and quality.
In 1982 the brand reinvented the automatic chronograph with their Chrono-Sport collection. Just like the Wave, the Sport collection has remained popular since its launch.
By 1984 Ebel took the tradition of Swiss watchmaking into the future in its launch of the Perpetual Calendar Chronograph driven by Caliber 136. This watch used the traditional hexagon-shaped case and came in platinum in 18-carat gold.
THE PERPETUAL CALENDAR CHRONOGRAPH SHOWS:
- Seconds, minutes hours
- Moon phases
- Leap years
The watch takes three weeks to assemble and test. It enjoys a self-winding movement vibrating at 36,000 times per hour with an accuracy of 1/10 of a second.
The brand launched their Beluga watch in 1985, a design which is still popular today. Once again Ebel showcase their ability to create ultra-feminine designs.
In 1986 the brand celebrated their 75th anniversary with the purchase of a building designed by famed architect Le Corbusier. This building mirrored their slogan perfectly.
The late 1980s see the launch of the voyager collection which shows the 24 time zones around the world. This timepiece has a self-winding mechanism which holds a 40-hour power reserve.
Ebel continued to create stunning designs which wowed audiences. The Lichine collection was presented under a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with a highly accurate quartz movement. Their unique strap design was created with a great deal of care. We offer Ebel strap replacement should yours become damaged.
Continuing from the success of the Wave, Ebel launched the Sportwave in 1993. This model exuded strength and power in the face of adventure. This was a durable watch that would provide years of service. Repairs by Post offer an Ebel watch service to ensure your timepiece is working accurately during its lifecycle.
In 1995 The Modular was launched. It took thirteen years of development which culminated in the elegant balance of form and function in the 200-part labyrinth of the Modular’s mechanism. The Modular is one of the rare chronographs with an official chronometer rating. To ensure that each Modular passed the timing-tests of the Swiss chronometer-control bureau (COSC), the model was developed entirely in Ebel’s workshops.
1996 saw the launch of the Shanta, a design based on Indian mythology. The purpose of this watch was to go beyond function and create something of true beauty.
After the success of the previous Beluga collection the new Beluga Manchette created in luminous steel was launched in 1998.
The brand’s E was the inspiration for their E-Collection which was showcased in 1999. The links mirror the brand’s logo design throughout the bracelet.
In 2002, Ebel presented a new Haute Joaillerie collection called Gems of the Ocean. E ach named after a Polynesian island. The Gems of the Ocean were one-of-a-kind hand-crafted creations with only 50 of each design produced worldwide.
In 2004 Movado Group, one of the world’s premier watchmakers, chaired by Mr. Efraim Grinberg, acquired Ebel.
To mark its 20th birthday in 2005, Ebel subtly transformed the entire design of the Beluga using 427 baguette-cut diamonds.
Ebel introduced the Sport Collection in 2010 by redesigning its wave bracelet with more sharply defined middle links.
The brand launched a redesign of their Sport Classic collection in 2014 whilst holding fast to their subtle, fluid designs of 1977.