Hamilton Watch Repairs and Services

HAMILTON WATCH REPAIRS

With something as special as a Hamilton timepiece, it will require regular watch maintenance. Hamilton watches are built to last therefore this will keep your watch in perfect condition.

It may vary how often you will need to send your time piece away and the work which may need to be carried out depends on the model. Hamilton suggests that their customers have a complete maintenance service every 3 to 5 years.

HAMILTON WATCH REPAIR

Our business provides watch and jewellery repair that is reliable. When fixing your timepiece, we will do everything we can to ensure your watch is fixed and returned to you in perfect working order. We would love to return your watch to as soon as possible whilst giving it 100% of our attention.

Once you are reunited with your watch, our exclusive service does not end there as all watch repairs carry a minimum of 12 months guarantee and often 24 months when we carry out a manufactures standard repair.

Are you looking to have your Hamilton timepiece repaired? Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about your watch repairs. A member of our watch expert time will be happy to talk you through the specifics of your watch repairs.

We want to give each and every customer the best level of care possible to make sure we get their watch to them in no time at all.

WATER RESISTANT HAMILTON WATCHES

Hamilton watches are all tested for water-resistance and this is marked on the back of each watch’s case. Like many watch brands, the water resistance of a Hamilton watch can be weakened by the aging of the watches parts.

Although the watches may be marked to prove it is water resistance, the water-resistance of a watch is not permanent Keep in mind that external influences like perspiration, chlorine, saltwater, ultraviolet rays and cosmetic products can all affect the condition of the watch’s sealing over time.

To keep your watch in the best condition after contact with chlorine or saltwater always wash it with pure clear water. If you are often wearing you Hamilton watches while in water, we suggest that you have it maintained yearly.

While wearing the watch refrain from using the push button function or turning bezels under water. The water-resistance of your watch is marked on the back of the case marked as either:

  • 3 bar (30 m) / 43 psi (98.4 ft)
  • 5 bar (50 m) / 73 psi (164 ft)
  • 10 bar (100 m) / 145 psi (328 ft)
  • 15 bar (150 m) / 217 psi (492 ft)
  • 20 bar (200 m) / 290 psi (656.1 ft)
  • 100 bar (1000 m) / 1450 psi (3280.8 ft)

HAMILTON WATCHES: LEATHER STRAP

If you have had a leather watch before then you will know that leather straps change over time.  Leather is a natural material, therefore, it will get softer over time due to natural ageing. Leather straps are easily replaced. If your leather watch is worn daily, Hamilton recommends that you change the strap every twelve months.

There are lots of ways of maintaining your Hamilton watch strap. When buying a time piece there are certain things you can do to keep it in good condition for as long as possible, Hamilton watches recommend that their customers do the following:

Avoid heavy and long exposure to sunlight on your leather watch as this may cause discoloration.

Avoid spraying or applying oily substances and cosmetics when you are wearing your watch as this may cause damage to your watch.

If you are planning on wearing your watch in water, it may be best to avoid leather straps as wetness can cause fading of colour, avoid contact with any kind of water. If you are wearing your watch in water remember that you should always rise it with clear water as salt and chlorine can damage it.

When cleaning your time piece, clean the leather strap with a soft dry cloth as chemical substances can damage it. Watch strap replacement can take a matter of days and may vary in pricing.

CLEANING YOUR HAMILTON WATCH

So, how do we go about hamilton watch repairs and actually cleaning the watch? It is safe to clean your Hamilton timepiece with a soft, dry cloth periodically. You can also clean your water resistant watch cases, steel bracelets and rubber straps with a small brush. This is possible with a tooth brush and soapy water.

Make sure when you are cleaning your Hamilton watch that you rinse it with clear water afterwards, always using a soft cloth to dry it.

 

CHEMICAL PRODUCTS

Solvents, detergents, perfumes, cosmetic products can all damage watches. Avoid spraying or apply these chemical products on to your wrist when you are wearing your watch as this may damage your strap/bracelet and case.

Chemical liquids impair the function of the gaskets affecting the water resistance of your watch.

MAGNETIC FIELDS AND HAMILTON WATCHES

Avoid magnetic fields like speakers, electric devises, security gates at airports or other electromagnetic appliances when you are wearing your Hamilton watch. These type devices can yield strong magnetic fields which could affect the functions of your watch.

TEMPERATURES AND SHOCKS

Hamilton recommends that users avoid exposure to extreme climatic changes such as:

  • exposure to sunlight followed by immersion in cold water
  • extreme temperatures over 60°C (140°F)
  • extreme temperatures under than 0°C (32°F).

 

Avoid wearing your Hamilton watch while playing sports. Playing Golf, Tennis with your watch on could expose your watch to heavy shocks that have the potential to damage the micromechanical parts in the movement.

HAMILTON WATCH BATTERIES

Watch batteries generally last from around two and five years, however, this depends on the watch’s movement type and the energy it used to complete its different functions. It is very easy to tell when a Hamilton watch’s battery needs changed as the second hand will begin to jump in 4 second intervals.

To avoid the risk of leakage that may result in damage to the watch mechanism, take your watch to a watch repair service as soon as possible.

 

HOW DOES OUR SERVICE WORK?

  • Free and Secure Postage – Sending your watch away for repair does not have to be difficult and it can be just as easy as taking your watch to your nearest post office. Send your items to us using Royal Mail. This service will be tracked and our return service is included.
  • Track Your Watch Repair – See how we are getting on… As part of our service, you can track your watch repair in the account section of our website.
  • We repair – Leave the difficult bit to us and we will get your watch repair back to you as soon as possible. With our watch service, there is no need for collection, once repaired; we return your watch or jewellery to you.
  • Unbeatable Prices – We pride ourselves on our customer quality and care. Find a better price on Hamilton watch repair or servicing, please let us know as we will match or beat any written quotation.

Are you looking for Hamilton Repairs Manchester? We would be more than happy to chat about your online watch repair, a member of our customer service team can advise you on the best options for your Hamilton watch. With years of experience in the watch repair industry, there isn’t a question that we won’t have stumbled across and whatever it is we would be happy will try and answer it!

We care about watches! A piece like a Hamilton timepiece is very precious and we understand the frustration a broken timepiece owner will go through. Before making any decisions we will aim to send you our guide to prices, however, the extent of the damage may only be able to be seen first-hand. Contact us for more information.

ABOUT HAMILTON WATCHES

Hamilton has referred to their brand as the “Movie Brand” as they are continually working with some of the world’s leading directors, costume designers, prop masters and screenwriters to create unique timepieces that have their own story.

Nowadays the brand is creating watches that are made from the big screen, creating striking designs made with on the finest materials. These edgier pieces are chosen bring high impact to the costume design element of the film. Hamilton is making watches for a variety of film genres, from action packed blockbusters to comedy classics.

Hamilton’s brand has a long history with its fusion of “American Spirit/Swiss Precision”. The brand has come a long way since its roots and in recent years the brand has been a popular choice for Hollywood cinema, featuring in blockbusters like Interstellar and The Martian.

Let’s look back at Hamilton’s rich history: from their first range of pocket watches in 1912 to their reinvention of railroad accuracy.

1892

It all started for Hamilton watches in Pennsylvania USA. The foundation for the business was built there in 1892 and the first watch was made in 1893.

1912

In 1912, Hamilton created their T first series of pocket watches – “The watch of Railroad accuracy”. Railroad accidents were not uncommon during this time as the American railroads worked over 50 different “times”. Hamilton saw this misfortune as a chance to develop time pieces that would deliver accurate watches to the railroad community.

1914

Hamilton became the prestigious rank of supplier to the US Armed Forces.

1919

In 1919 a Hamilton aeronautical watch accompanies the very first American airmail postal service between Washington and New York.

1928

The introduction of the Piping Rock and Yankee watch confirmed the Hamilton leadership in the American style.

1942

This was the year that Hamilton production of watches for consumers to concentrate on the huge task of providing the forces with a total of one million timepieces.

1951

 

This was Hamilton’s First movie appearance in the Oscar-nominated movie “The Frogmen”.

As Hamilton was known for its production of military timepieces, their watches were used in this true film story.

1957

Hamilton introduces the world’s first electric watch: the VENTURA, revolutionary technology in a revolutionary design.

1961

History was made in 1961 when Elvis Presley wore his Ventura in the film “Blue Hawaii”.

Soon after this, Stanley Kubrick who approached the American brand in 1966 to make unique timepieces for his new, futuristic film, 2001: A Space Odyssey. The Hamilton design team provided him with a wristwatch and a desk clock that fit the bill perfectly.

 

1970

The world’s first LED digital watch started measuring time – made by Hamilton.

1971

Hamilton launches one of the first automatic chronographs: The PAN EUROP.

1974

The Hamilton brand is sold to SSIH (the previous name of Swatch Group) on May 16, 1974. Swatch Group brands now include: Breguet, Harry Winston, Blancpain, Glashütte Original, Jaquet Droz, Léon Hatot, Omega, Longines, Rado, Union Glashütte, Tissot, Balmain, Certina, Mido, Hamilton, Calvin Klein watches + jewelry, Swatch, Flik Flak.

1990

A great year for Hamilton as they continued their watch legacy in some of Hollywood’s most watched modern movies: Men in Black, Lethal Weapon 4, Independence Day, The Talented Mr. Ripley and Die Hard.

2003

Transfer of the Hamilton production as well as of the headquarter from U.S. to Biel in Switzerland.

2006

Hamilton was the host of the Hamilton Behind the Camera Awards in Hollywood to highlight special behind-the-scenes artists for their individual impact on the film industry.

2009

Hamilton is the official timekeeper of EAA AirVenture.

 

2012

Hamilton the “Hamilton Behind the Camera Awards” in China, paying tribute to the Chinese off-screen talent.

2014

Hamilton works with the production team of the movie Interstellar to design a unique watch for the character Murph (Mackenzie Foy and Jessica Chastain) and provides Cooper (Matthew McConaughey) with a Khaki Pilot Day Date.

2016

Hamilton is established as one of the leading brand in the world in the price range from 500 to 1500 euros, with a proven reputation for creating elegant, unique and reliable watches.