Watch Servicing

Watch Servicing

Apart from the human heart, few things in life are required to work 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Understanding the pressure our watches are under, David M Robinson has a team of Rolex-accredited watchmakers dedicated to ensuring that your timepieces continue to tick, year after year.

Keep your timepiece ticking at David M Robinson. We offer:

  • full maintenance service
  • timekeeping tests
  • waterproofing
  • resealing
  • battery replacement
  • strap changes

If you are interested in having your watch serviced, please make an enquiry below. Otherwise please phone or pop into one of our six UK showrooms, where our dedicated sales ambassadors will be happy to assist you with their expert advice.

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Caring for Your Timepiece

Taking care of your precious and valuable items makes financial sense. We ensure that our cars are cleaned and serviced regularly to keep them in good working order so it’s logical that we should do the same thing with our watches and jewellery.

When we consider the amount of work carried out by each of the hundreds of components inside a mechanical timepiece, it’s testament to the craftsmanship that goes into making a watch that they continue to keep the time so accurately and for so long – especially given the wear and tear we subject them to on a daily basis. It’s nice to know, then, that it doesn’t require too much care and attention to keep a watch in good working order.

At David M Robinson, the team of accredited in-house watchmakers are able to offer a comprehensive list of after sales care, including full repair services, on watches from TAG Heuer, Raymond Weil and Rolex (excluding certain sports watches and chronographs). The company also offers battery replacement, maintenance servicing, timekeeping testing, waterproofing and resealing.

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Waterproofing Your Watch

Most modern watches can withstand some level of exposure to water. Watches made before 1970, however, have nowhere near the level of sophisticated waterproofing that modern timepieces do. Therefore, it is sensible for their owners to keep them away from moist environments.

Virtually all modern watches can withstand exposure during the washing of hands, while diver’s watches rated at 300m (1,000ft) can easily cope with a swim in the sea. Some watches such as the Rolex Sea-Dweller Deep Sea can cope with enormous depths but all must be checked regularly to ensure that their seals are working correctly.

As there are many openings and joints that need to be sealed, waterproofing a watch is a complicated process. The seals themselves can degrade over time and these should be checked annually, especially if the watch being used for serious water-based activities like scuba diving. It’s also worth noting that whenever a watch comes into contact with salt water, it should be rinsed off as soon as possible with fresh water. Even high-grade stainless steel will oxidise with direct contact with salt.

Whenever a watchcase is opened, whether for servicing or waterproofing, the work should only ever be carried out by a professional watchmaker with the necessary testing equipment. At David M Robinson, the team has years of experience in making sure your watches remain in perfect working order.