"The release of atom power has changed everything except our way of thinking... the solution to this problem lies in the heart of mankind. If only I had known, I should have become a watchmaker."
- Albert Einstein
A watch service procedure is designed to ensure that every timepiece leaving our workshop complies with its original functional and aesthetic specifications. Each movement is completely overhauled and each case and bracelet is meticulously cleaned. Timekeeping accuracy and water-resistance are rigorously tested to guarantee the level of quality and reliability you naturally expect from a horologist.
A.J. Watch Repairs services all styles of mechanical wind-up/automatic , as well as quartz timepieces.
Clocks of all types are also catered for.
All repairs are carried out onsite by our qualified watchmakers and come with 12 months guarantee on all major repairs. Being an authorized service center for various brands, means the job is done by us in our purpose built workshop, which is situated just upstairs from our retail store.
Timing is everything
The Witschi Watch Expert IV was specially designed for co-axial and other special calibers.
Because you like to have fun in the water, we utilize factory grade pressure test equipment, to test for those pesky leaks.
Like this sigma that you will see when you drop by.
Mechanical watch movements - whether an automatic wind or a manual wind - are comprised of small gears, miniature screws and hair thin springs. To combine all these minuscule pieces, and create a working, accurate watch is an amazing feat to begin with.
Mechanical wristwatches, especially modern ones with jeweled movements, can last forever with the right care. They can, as well, be brought back to life if in reasonable condition.
If a watch suddenly begins running extremely fast it is usually an indication that the hairspring coils are magnetized, causing the coils to stick together. Correcting this is one of the simplest tasks for a watch maker. For this we use only the machines approved for service centre use, like the machine here.
This could be caused by a shock to the movement. It is a common cause of a watch running extremely fast. The coils are entangled, and this shortens the rotation of the balance wheel and significantly increases the beat rate. The good news is that the fix is fairly simple for a qualified watchmaker, and takes less then 2 minutes to do.