The watch maker
Chris Heal FBHI has been watch repairing since 1966 .
The first 5 years were as an apprentice at the Royal Greenwich Observatory in the Chronometer Department based at Herstmonceux castle.
Click Here for full History of the Chronometer Department
Over the subsequent years Chris has attended many manufacturers technical courses with these companies : Bulova , Seiko , Omega and others.
chealwatch ltd watch repair service information
We work to the highest standards recommended by watch manufactures and our workshop is equipped with up-to date horological machines for cleaning , watch timing and pressure testing. Read More
We service and repair many brands of watch and details can be found elsewhere on our website.
Full service may take from 2 – 3 weeks – and you are in contact directly with the watch repairer. Part work such as battery change will remain 3 to 5 days turn round
The majority of our watch repairs are via our website and watches are received in the post by Royal Mail
Full service description:
- 1. Remove movement from case, remove dial and hands, strip the movement, inspect for damage and worn or corroded parts.
2. Clean the mechanical parts in an Ultrasonic machine. Replace parts as necessary.
3. reassemble and lubricate the mechanical parts Read More
4. Clean the case/bracelet in Ultrasonic tank and fit glass if required.
5. Air vacuumed case and refit movement , checking seals and water test in special apparatus if required.
6. test for accuracy on timing machine and final bench test and inspection over 48 hours.
Click here for a full guide to timing standards and rates expected from fully serviced and regulated watches
Guide to charges –
charges may vary according to model, watch brand and cost of spare parts and we will always confirm charge before proceeding with your watch repair – There is more charge information on each brand information page. All charges from chealwatch ltd include postage and packing plus vat at current ratesA watch is only water resistant if it has been tested and seals checked. The water resistant information is shown here –
Water resistance or 3ATM / 30m =accidental spashes:5Atm / 50m = swimming 10ATM/100m & 15ATM/150m & 20ATM/ 200 = swimming, snorkelling, etcAll prices include postage and packing and UK insured return postage – extra for overseas.All full services are guaranteed for 12 months but We obviously cannot be held responsible for damage caused to the watch/item after our repair service such as broken glass, water damage to a non sealed watch or other damage caused by the watch owner.
What we do
Watch servicing & repairs through some watch houses and high street jewellers can be expensive. With low overheads and an online watch repair service we aim to provide a fast, efficient and affordable service. Read More
The service of every watch whether its a quartz or mechanical watch includes complete disassembly of all the movement. Each part is carefully examined for damage or wear and where necessary replaced or repaired. The watch is cleaned while disassembled and is then again inspected whilst being reassembled. The watch is carefully checked and where necessary adjusted to ensure optimum performance. The watch is then oiled using factory recommended lubricants and timed and regulated. The movement is then refitted to its case and tested and timed over a period of time before being returned to the customer. All watches rated 100m or better are check for water resistance. All work and components fitted during the repair or service come with a 12 month guarantee. The case and bracelet are generally ultrasonically cleaned as standard. Generally repairs can be turned around in within 2 weeks unless parts have to be ordered or sourced.