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Vintage watch repairs and restoration.

From Accurist to Rolex. Wrist-watch or pocket watch. Our expert team can help you repair or restore your antique or vintage watch.

Get started with the UK's leading watch repair service center.

*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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Expert repairs and restoration for all makes of vintage and antique watch.

Our professional range of vintage watch repair services designed for you.

Vintage timepieces hold a lot of emotion with their owners and often these rare pieces are irreplaceable. It’s recommended that your Vintage wristwatch is maintained and looked after professionally ensuring it lasts the test of time. Repairs by Post offer a fast, professional Vintage watch repair service by post to ensure your Vintage timepiece continues to work for years to come. If your watch has stopped working, broken, needs a service or anaesthetic make-over our expert team can help. If your vintage watch has stopped working don't give up hope. Repairs by post to the rescue. With more than 30 years experience our expert team can source orginal or replacement parts.

Vintage watch strap replacement

Leather, or metal bracelet? Let Repairs by post update your vintage watch with a manufacture original strap or replacement. We can source and supply original and replacement Vintage watch straps and bracelets for all models. We aim to rescue vintage watch buckles, as these can be transferred over to a new strap.

Vintage watch crown replacement

The crown sets the time, date, winds and starts/stop your watch. Accidental damage, miss-use, or impact can cause malfunction or worse break the crown and stem. Our Vintage watch crown and stem replacement service will get your Vintage watch operating and looking like new. If your vintage watch is missing the crown it should not be worn, but as a temporary measure any crown that fits can be used as a short-term safety measure.

Vintage watch glass replacement

Each watch tells a unique story and this is especially true of rare vintage watch repairs. Badly damaged glass should always be replaced to protect the interior of the mechanism. Failing to do this might affect the value of your antique watch. We offer pocket watch glass replacement and vintage watch dial restoration should damage occur.

Vintage watch bezel replacement

The bezel is the ring that surrounds and holds the watch glass in situ. On a dive watch, the bezel rotates and is used to read elapsed time. The bezel can become tarnished, scratched, damaged or worse fall entirely off. When this happens, Repairs by post to the rescue. A faded bezel can be an appealing part of the vintage watch aesthetic; it shows evidence of its age and journey. If your vintage watch repair needs a replacement bezel this shouldn’t impact on the value of the watch.

Vintage watch dial restoration

Over-time the watch dial, face, digits and hands can become tarnished, corrode or worse break or fall-off: water entering the watch case, a broken watch glass, or leaky battery can cause any of these un-sightly issues. We can help fix these issues and get your Vintage watch looking new again. Dial restoration is the renewal of the watch dial by specialists takes approximately four weeks. It is an intricate process and involves cleaning and preparation treatment. After this is complete we apply the text and number as the final touch.

Vintage watch case restoration

Over polishing a vintage watch is a sure way to decrease its value. We offer specialist watch polishing services for watches and understand that over-polishing can be detrimental to a watches value. We keep watch cleaning and polishing to a minimum so as not to cause any unnecessary damage to your vintage timepiece.

Vintage watch movement repairs

If your vintage watch works it should be cleaned when you send it to us for antique watch repair. If you opt for full mechanical watch service or pocket watch service then the whole movement will be cleaned using a specially formulated liquid.

Vintage watches are timeless, invaluable, and irreplaceable, which is why we strive to restore your vintage watch to its original working order.

*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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Take a walk to your nearest post-office and go direct to the UK's leading Vintage online watch repair centre.

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 Vintage watch repair off to a flying start in no-time, and with the peace of mind you’re are dealing with Britains leading Vintage service provider.

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.

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Still not convinced? Here's what our customers say.

"The service provided made the whole experience straight forward and easy with regular communications regarding progress. I was genuinely surprised by the quality of the refurbished watch which has essentially been restored to new condition. I have used several companies to service/repair my watches in the past, but ‘repairs by post’ is way ahead of the pack. I strongly recommend."

Konrad Grossey

"This was exemplary customer service, grounded in pride in craftsmanship. Patiently, over nearly a year, the experts worked on a wristwatch of sentimental value, and succeeded. Along the way they sent unsought updates so I never worried that they had forgotten me or lost the watch. What a delight to deal with such professional (and charming) people"

Anne Barker

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There isn't one. Open a watch repair request, define your repair - upload photo's to our UK service centre. Our expert team will examine your repair request. If your repair is accepted, we notify you the same day with FREE shipping instructions. Still not convinced? Read on.

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Vintage maintenance and care tips

VINTAGE WATCH SERVICING INTERVALS

Make sure you are maintaining your vintange timepiece. When investing in a piece of luxury wristwear or pocket watch, ensure that your timepiece is continually accurate and in good working order to keep it in the best shape?

To optimise the performance of your vintage watch, regular upkeep and servicing is necessary. Repairs by Post recommended that your vintage watch is serviced every 3-5 years. Maintenance can vary and will depend on the wear and tear your watch undergoes and its age.

VINTAGE REPAIR AND WATCH CARE

To guarantee active water resistance, we recommend that you do not expose your timepiece to hot, clorinated or salt water.

We recommend that you clean your watch with a simple soft cloth and water only. We advise you do not submerge your watch underwater. Only do this if you watch is water-rated

Should your watch be exposed to saltwater use, make sure that you take the time to rinse it under tap water and wipe it dry with a soft cloth.

If your watch has a metal band, make sure you wash periodically. We recommended that your watch is cleaned with a soft brush that is dipped in mild, soapy water.

Wipe your watch dry with a soft cloth.

Make sure that your crown is always set in the closed position (otherwise known as the normal position. Make sure you tighten the screw-lock crown down completely.

AVOID WATER AND DUST DAMAGE

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

Making sure the crown is pushed in will prevent infiltration of water or dust, which could lead to internal damage.

TEMPERATURE

Watches are sensitive instruments; therefore, it is crucial to avoid your watch from being exposed to rapid changes in temperature, both hot and cold.

Specific temperatures and movements can damage your vintage timepiece. If your watch is if exposed to temperatures above 60 degrees it could damage the inside or outside of your watch; therefore, we recommend you avoid leaving your watch in high-risk areas such as windows.

*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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*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. )