‘In 1904, Alberto Santos-Dumont approached his friend Louis Cartier about creating a watch optimised for flight. The result was a small watch fitted with a leather strap that could be attached to the wrist with a buckle. It was then the first wristwatch and first pilot watch were born: the Cartier Santos.’ Read more
Our custom built workshop has been accredited by the most prestigious watch manufacturers in the world, making our service highly sought after in the luxury watch market.
Serving Watch Lovers From Land's End To John O'Groats
Our founder Mr Vincent Light, having managed manufacturing for Timex in the U.K, left in 1987 to set up a watch repair workshop in his home town of Lanarkshire, quickly establishing himself as the go to watchmaker for quality repairs.
This legacy has continued on with the company now accredited by the world’s leading manufacturers offering a personal repair service direct to watch owners either via personal drop off or our secure mail service
The finest watch manufacturers in the world trust us with their watches. So you can too.
We have a collective experience of well over a century in the craft of watchmaking and our custom built workshop has been accredited by the most prestigious watch manufacturers in the world, making our service highly sought after in the luxury watch market.
All of our repairs come with either a 12 or 24 month guarantee and we only use official parts and processes giving you complete peace of mind. Everyone at Jon Vincent Watchmakers has been trained to the highest industry standard and we continue to receive ongoing brand specific training. Our workshop is state of the art and has all the required tooling to properly restore an extensive range of luxury timepieces.
It is our passion and expertise in fine horology, that make us stand out against our competitors.
If you are to have your treasured watch repaired you want to know you are receiving the best information and guidance possible. You can be rest assured, when your trusty watch is with us being repaired, we we will go above and beyond to have your watch back to you with a clean bill of health and it’s value protected.
That is our promise.
Richard Ponton - Master Watchmaker
Richard's illustrious career in watchmaking started back in 1978, making him one of the longest serving specialist repairers in the U.K. Never one to rest on his laurels, Richard continues to learn the latest techniques from our luxury manufacturer partners and was recently the first and only Scottish watchmaker to receive training at the prestigious IWC manufacturing facility in Schaffhausen. We are delighted to have a watchmaker of his calibre lead our workshop and continue to develop our luxury watch services.
Favourite Watch Manufacturer - Rolex
Grail watch - Rolex Daytona Paul Newman Dial ref: 6241
Favourite Movement - Chronograph
Paul Flannery - Co-Owner
Paul is the co-owner of JVW and manages the workshop and business operations. It has been Paul's drive and relentless pursuit of perfection that has established Jon Vincent as one of the highest accredited workshops in the U.K. Working closely with our accredited manufacturing partners he has, along with our master watchmaker Richard, designed our custom built workshop and processes to be inline with the finest Swiss standards.
Favourite Watch Manufacturer - Panerai
Grail Watch - Patek Philippe 5370 Split-Seconds Chronograph
Favourite Movement - Split Seconds Chronograph
Greg Kelly - Co-Owner
Greg co-owns JVW with his brother-in law Paul, looking after our customer service and design department. Greg's passion for good design and love of classic timepieces drives our development of digital content for our community of watch lovers. He believes strongly in helping our customers discover the rich heritage behind their favourite watches and the intricate nature of their manufacturing.
Favourite Watch Manufacturer - Omega
Grail Watch - A. Lange and Sohne Zietwerk
Favourite Movement - Manual
Good Old Fashioned Service. Friendly, quick and personal service that is as accurate as the finest chronometer.Colin Higgins