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Glashütte watch repairs and services

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At Repairs By Post, We know how valuable your luxury watch is to you. Enjoy the convenience and speed of going direct to the UK’s leading Glashütte watch repair center, and give your Glashütte the attention and service it deserves.

*No credit card required. Open a repair ticket for a free no-obligation watch assessment, or talk to a watch repair expert 0800 121 6030 ( 9am-5pm GMT Mon-Fri. )

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  • 12 month warranty
  • Fast return service

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Looking for local Glashütte watch repairs?

Take a walk to your nearest post-box and go direct to the UK's leading Glashütte watch repair center.

We’ve made it safe, fast and FREE to send your Watch to Repairs by post. Just wrap, pack and attach our free Royal Mail postage-paid shipping label. Repairs by post will have your Glashütte watch repair off to a flying start in no-time, and with the peace of mind you’re are dealing with Britains leading Glashütte repair center.


It’s easy to get started — fill out our watch repair request, and we’ll give your watch repair a quick assessment and send you an email with the next steps.

  • Free postage paid envelope
  • Fully insured
  • Fast return service

Denise Hill

2 months ago

It’s was a fantastic experience. They were very helpful in providing me responses to my questions. Jonathan was my contact and he always kept in touch if l had any queries. My watch was in need of some tender loving care and was 20 years old. When l receive it back , it looked and felt brand new. I could not believe, they did amazing job.

James Andrews

a month ago

Must give 5 stars for care and consideration from start to finish. My wife was delighted when the watch was returned to her repaired and looking like new. Every step in the process was notified before hand. Well done.

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Glashütte Watch Repairs Near Me

It’s recommended that any wristwatch is maintained and looked after professionally — ensuring that it lasts the test of time. Repairs by Post offer a fast, professional Glashütte watch repair and maintenance service via post to ensure your Glashütte timepiece continues to work for years to come.

After sending your Glashütte wristwatch to us — our accredited watch repairer will carry out any repairs, maintenance or service to ensure your watch repair meets Glashütte exacting standards.


Our fast, reliable postal service and free postal pack make it easy for you to get a quality Glashütte watch repair from anywhere in the UK – We also provide an International postal option for overseas customers.


It’s easy to get started and free — just fill out our watch repair request, and let Repairs by Post do the rest.

Learn more, visit the Help & FAQs or if you prefer to talk to one of our team contact us.

  • Glashütte hand replacement
  • Glashütte dial replacement
  • Glashütte replacement glass
  • Glashütte bezel and bracelet refurbishment
  • Glashütte mechanical service
  • Glashütte automatic service
  • Glashütte replacement batteries
  • Glashütte watch crystal replacement

What happens during a Glashütte full service?

Repairs by post expert watchmakers examine every aspect of the Glashütte timepiece to pinpoint any areas that require replacement or repair.

  1. The strap or bracelet of your watch is detached from its case.
  2. The case then opened, and the movement separated. The case is then entirely disassembled.
  3. The inner components are first ultrasonically cleaned then lubricated to minimise friction and wear.
  4. The balance wheel is expertly tested to ensure it’s perfectly precise.
  5. If your Glashütte has a quartz mechanism, we change the battery as standard for a Swiss made unit.
  6. The strap undergoes specialist watch cleaning and examination for wear and tear.
  7. Any damaged parts are either refurbished or replaced with genuine or aftermarket equivalent Glashütte components.
  8. The mechanism is then assembled and reattached to your watch’s strap with every seal replaced.
  9. Your timepiece is then finally tested one last time to ensure it’s keeping time accurately and to ensure it’s still watertight.

Want to learn more about our local repair service? Find answers to stacks of questions visit our help and support center.

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What are the Glashütte watch servicing intervals

A great way to keep your Glashütte watch in working order is to service it according to brand guidelines. These are the recommended service intervals:

  • 12-months water-resistance test.

If your Glashütte requires a service or water test, Repairs by post can help. Open a ticket and submit a request below.

*No credit card required. Open a repair ticket for a free no-obligation watch assessment, or open a support ticket for help.

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How long is the warranty on a Glashütte watch?

When you buy your Glashütte watch, it is covered by a manufactures warranty.

  • Guarantee for the replacement watch ends 24 months after the purchase date.

If your Glashütte warranty has expired, Repairs by post can provide an estimate for both watch repairs and servicing. Don’t worry, it does not need to break the bank, and you can start for free.

*No credit card required. Open a repair ticket for a free no-obligation watch assessment, or open a support ticket for help.


Setting the time.

If you need to change the time on your watch, it is advised to avoid manually doing so during the times of 10pm and 2am. This could interfere with the setting of your watch as this is when the date is automatically due to change.

How to adjust the time and date of your watch (3 min read)

Glashütte winding.

It is also advised that you do not deliberately shake a self-winding watch to wind it. This movement will be ineffective and could potentially damage your watch.

Glashütte recommends for maximum performance of your timepiece that users wind their watches before they reach the end of their power reserve.

If your mechanical watches have manual winding – it may need to be wound daily. This process will give your watch enough sufficient power to function correctly. If you are manually winding your watch, you must do this by turning the crown clockwise as far as it will go. This must be done gently; therefore, it is advised not to force it when it reaches this point. By putting too much pressure on your timepiece, you may be damaging the movement. At Repairs By Post, we provide Glashütte watch repair which will have your watch back up and running in no time at all.

If you are the owner of a self-winding mechanical watch, it will have an additional mechanism which will allow it to be automatically wound through the natural movement of the wrist.

If your watch has stopped or not worn for several days, this may mean it must be rewound using the crown. This will ensure the watch continues to function during periods of low activity (e.g. when sleeping).

It is advised that 20 turns of the crown are essential to provide your watch with plenty of energy. Keep in mind that the power reserve of a self-winding mechanical watch can vary depending on the movement of its wearer’s wrist.


If you are cleaning any type of watch, care should be taken. Glashütte metal and rubber bracelets and water resistant cases can be cleaned using a toothbrush. The process for cleaning a Glashütte watch is relatively simple, and the Glashütte official website recommends using a little bit of soapy water and drying with a soft cloth.

A Glashütte watch should always be cleaned after contact with seawater. In this case, you should always rinse your Glashütte watch with fresh water. Like every watch brand, to keep your Glashütte watch in pristine condition, it is recommended to avoid chemicals and cosmetics. Make sure that when you are wearing your Glashütte watch that you are avoiding contact with solvents, detergents, fragrances and cosmetics.

How to clean your watch (3 min read)


The battery life of a Glashütte watch is between two and five years, this is the average for most watch brands. This is variable depending on the type of watch and the amount of energy required by its various functions. It is always advised to send your watch away for a Glashütte Service.

The great thing about this brand is that there are no guessing games when it comes to battery life. Glashütte watches have a battery EOL indicator which stands for “End of Life”. This means that when the second hand begins to jump in four-second intervals, it is time for your watch to be sent away for watch maintenance. At Repairs By Post, we provide Glashütte battery replacement.

3 signs your watch may need a new battery (2 min read)


Timepieces are fragile pieces of jewellery which can be damaged if they are exposed to extreme conditions. If your watch undergoes violent impact, Repairs By Post recommend that your watch is checked by a member of our watch specialist team.

Watches can also be sensitive to thermal impacts; therefore it is advised that when wearing your Glashütte watch that you avoid exposing your watch to extreme temperatures that are above 60°C or below 0°C.

If your watch is exposed to a sudden change in temperature, for example, a sauna or diving into cold water after exposure to the sun, it could damage the movement of your watch.


Water resistance is added to protect your watch. However, it may wear off over time; therefore, you should always be careful with your water-resistant timepiece. To keep your watch safe in the water, DO NOT use pushers while you still emerge in water.

If you watch is certified as water resistant, to avoid water penetration that could result in a break in the mechanics of your watch, it is essential that you do not use pushers when the watch is in contact with water.

There is one exception to this rule. If you own the Glashütte Sea-Touch model. This model is specifically designed to be used underwater.

Understanding your watch water proof rating (2 min read)


At Repairs By Post, we can replace the straps of multiple watch brands including Glashütte watch straps. Leather watch straps can be maintained by avoiding contact with water or sweat.


Once you watch reaches the time to have its battery replaced, it is telling you that it needs to be sent away for watch repair. Your watch should be sent for maintenance as soon as possible as it will avoid the risk of any leakage. This could damage the movement of your watch, and that is why we recommend not leaving a completely discharged battery in your watch.

Make sure Glashütte battery replacement is carried out by a professional watch repair service. At Repairs By Post, we have been recommended by hundreds of customers and guarantee that your repair will be completed to a high quality standard in a reasonable amount of time.

3 signs your watch may need a new battery (2 min read)


  1. Place your watch near a traditional compass.
  2. If the needle moves, you may have somehow magnetised your watch.
  3. At our Glashütte service centre, we will demagnetise your watch as standard using our specialist equipment.
  4. If you suspect you have magnetised your Glashütte, send it to the experts at Repairs by Post for expert care and Glashütte repair.

The simple magnitism test for watches (1 min read)

*No credit card required. Open a repair ticket for a free no-obligation watch assessment, or talk to a watch repair expert 0800 121 6030 ( 9am-5pm GMT Mon-Fri. )

About the GLASHÜTTE watch brand

“Always on the pulse of time, Glashütte Original puts its powers of innovation and distinct sense of aesthetics to the best.”

Glashütte Original is a world-famous brand with humble beginnings. The brand sells exquisite watch designs that have been practised for over 170 years by German watchmakers; it is the “Passion, patience, rare skills and experience”, that make Glashütte watches the success that they are.

Renowned for their authentic, high-end, German design. Glashütte develops and creates 95% of their watch parts in-house.

The brand may be over 100 years old. However, Glashütte Original stands for modern design, original style, and high-quality construction. Glashütte intends to replicate Germany’s excellence in engineering and manufacturing in the form of their watches.



The birth of Glashütte can be dated back to 1843.

1843 was the year that Ferdinand Adolph Lange sent a detailed plan to the Royal Saxon government, stating that he intended to open a watch factory in Glashütte. It would be at this watch factory where he would train apprentices in the art of horology.

Lange’s plan was unique as he wanted the apprentices to work on one specialisation, and by doing so, he was enabling the foundation of industry in Glashütte.

After a trip to Switzerland, Lange was inspired by their practice and wanted to replicate it in Germany. This not traditionally how German watchmaking was practised. However, the Royal Saxon government liked the idea and agreed to the plan. Lange was then offered a substantial loan to kick-start his plan.

Of course, Lange’s plan flourished, and other brands set out to copy their success. So much that Glashütte watches started to be copied. Watch collectors were even fooled into buying fake Glashütte watches as brands from other countries produced timepieces with “System Glashütte” on the, in the hope that their sales would boost.

Glashütte responded by adding the word “Original” to their watches to indicate that they were from Glashütte. This is where Glashütte Original gets its name from today.

Glashütte survived World War II, and by the end of it, the watch factory suffered extensive damage. The company also faced more significant problems as the Soviet army demanded reparations from Glashütte in the form of tools and machinery. The Glashütte watchmaking industry was facing closure ultimately; however, the brand continued to make watches.

Due to the hard times that were faced by the brand watchmakers in Glashütte had to figure out how to make everything themselves as they could no longer rely on outside suppliers for springs, jewels. This made the brand more resilient and desirable.


It was 1865 when Glashütte began to design a simple, mechanically complete pocket watch. However, the brand exceeded their expectations and created a Glashütte precision pocket watch with a three-quarter plate, a gold lever wheel, and gold chatons. The watch was produced for eighty years with hardly any changes being made to it.


It was 1916 when Karl W Hohnel marked a Glashütte pendulum clock with the phrase “Original Glashütte. Two years later, The German Precision Watch Factory entered the trade registry. This mark would state clearly that the timepiece was distinguishable and not make anywhere other than Germany.


Before the 1930s, two new watch companies were formed in Glashütte. The expansion showed the growing demand for wristwatches. It was in 1927, for the first time in Glashütte history a ladies’ watch was created that had the imprint Glashütte Original.


Glashütte Original is known for being a German brand that was born and raised in Glashütte. However, the dials and cases were made in Pforzheim. This is the traditional home of dial and casework for the German watchmakers.

These two cities are some distance apart — Glashütte only a stone’s throw away from Germany’s border, which is next to the Czech Republic. As for Pforzheim, it is on the Western border with the Alsace region of France.

When watch enthusiasts think of German watchmaking they would recall Glashütte, however, Pforzheim has a more extended and older association with the art.

The citizens of Pforzheim have been known for their skills in jewellery making and watchmaking from as early as the mid-1700s. The town was even named “Goldstadt” (golden city), due to the high prices of the watch and jewellery trades that hailed from there.

This part of Germany was also severely damaged during World War II, and in 1945, bombings killed a third of the town’s population. 80 per cent of its buildings were also destroyed, the reason why much of the city is modern construction.


It was in 2000 that Glashütte Original was titled “Watch of The ear”. It was that year that the manufactory became a part of The Swatch Group Ltd. The brand says that it was “an important step for the growth of the locally renowned brand into a global luxury brand.

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