Hamilton Watches

Hamilton Watch Repair

The hassle-free way to repair your Hamilton watch, since 1987.

Specialists in

Hamilton Watch Repair & Service

At JON, we’ve been repairing luxury timepieces to the utmost industry standard since 1987, guaranteeing that your Hamilton watch will be exceptionally restored and back to your treasured collection.

Of course, we use only genuine Hamilton parts in all of our work, putting in painstaking care to ensure no resource is spent on a less-than-worthy repair.

We respect time – and to ensure your Hamilton watch is restored properly and efficiently, we entrust a secure courier that brings an expert watchmaker to you, no matter where you are in the UK.

What’s involved in a

Hamilton Watch Service

1. Preparation

The watch is broken down and the movement is removed from the case. The bracelet, case, seals and movement are inspected thoroughly to diagnose any issues. We strip the whole movement and the case components.

2. Inspection

Every part inside the watch is inspected for wear and anything showing the slightest sign of deterioration is removed and replaced with new parts from the manufacturer. Tolerances inside watches are so fine that even the smallest defect can affect performance.

3. Cleaning

Once inspected all parts are then put through our ultrasonic cleaner with specialist fluids, which removed old grease from the parts.

4. Drying

After it goes through the cleaning agent and three rinsing agents, it is put through a drying process resulting in a completely clean movement ready for re-assembly and lubricating.

5. Rebuilding

We assemble the movement and fit the dial and hands ensuring everything are aligned and then time test the watch to assure it is performing accurately.

6. Pressure Test

The case is reassembled so it is now a watertight empty case. We then pressure test it to the required bar to ensure there are no leaks.

7. Refurbishing

We then move on to the case and bracelet (if the watch has one) which is cleaned and refurbished if requested. We use various polishing, cutting and grinding wheels to remove any small dints, scratches and imperfections where possible, bringing the watch as close to new condition as possible.

8. Final Testing

Watch is reassembled and time tested for the second time and placed on test for 2-3 days on our workshop simulator which slowly moves the watch round in different positions. This allows us to monitor the watches performance and see if any further adjustments are required.

How it Works

FREE Collection

Choose when you want your watch collected by our secure courier

Inspection

We inspect and diagnose the problem

Quote

Agree a course of repair and price

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Repair

We restore to showroom-new

Delivery

Your watch is back on your wrist, performing at its best

Hamilton Repair Prices

Where possible we will carry out the most cost effective repair to your watch to get it back on your wrist, operating within Hamilton’s exacting standards.

  • Repair
    Repair Price Estimate
  • Crown Repair
    £29.99
  • Crystal Repair
    £149.99
  • Bezel Repair
    £49.99
  • Bracelet Repair
    £19.99
  • Strap Replacement
    £14.99
  • Clasp Repair
    £9.99
  • Battery Replacement
    £29.99
  • Diagnostic Report
    £29.99

Hamilton Service Plans

We understand that getting your watch serviced is an unexpected expense. That is why, like our secure collection service, we built our pricing around what’s convenient to you.

So whether you want to pay your total repair cost on completion or break it down into more manageable monthly payments our interest free instalment plan gives you the choice.

Once your watch arrives at our accredited workshop we carryout a complete diagnostic quote (£29.99) to discover what problems your watch is experiencing and how best to resolve them at a competitive and cost effective price.

Rated Excellent

trustpilot reviews
“After careful consideration I selected JON to carry out that service. 
The customer care was outstanding and I was kept fully informed at every stage of the process.”
Don O’Connell
Omega Owner
“When I found JON on the internet I decided to give them a shot. Best thing I ever did!!”
Reginald Kirton-Vaughan Panerai Owner
“I was somewhat nervous about sending my pride and joy through the post, but they made the whole process very simple and secure.”
Jane Barlow-Kearsley
Rolex Owner
“Whilst having to pay for an unexpected repair came as a bit of a shock, I am very happy with the work done and pleased to know that my watch is now in excellent shape.”
John Lancashire
Cartier Owner
“The service was swift and of a fantastic quality. When my timepiece needs it’s next service there will only be a choice of one place to go.”
Simon Masson
Omega Owner
“Repaired by JON now keeps better time than when new”
W Werner
Omega Owner
“Right from the outset these guys were with me every step of the way totally reassuring and the special pack sent and on return were amazing very trusting honest and helpful”
Nicholas Simcox
Rolex Owner

Book Your FREE Watch Collection

Choose a convenient time for our specialist courier to collect your watch from your home or place of work.

We send you secure, tamper-proof packaging to parcel your watch ready for collection.

Your watch is collected on your day of choosing and delivered direct to our workshop, fully tracked, and insured up to £20,000.

Please include your postcode. We will only call you regarding your repair.

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Certified Swiss service

4 year extended warranty

Free collection

More than 30 years experience

Rated excellent on Trustpilot

Any Questions?

Call +44 (0) 1698 891 289

Email jon@jvwatchmakers.com

The History of Hamilton

History of Hamilton

Since its establishment, Hamilton watches have been associated with tasteful designs and functionality. They are highly regarded for their innovative spirit as well as the unique blend of American aesthetics and Swiss engineering.

The brand was founded 1892 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. In the following year the brand initiated production by launching its first watch designed by H.J. Cain – one of the companys founding members. By 1912 the brand was producing their first series of pocket watches. These quickly became popular for their remarkable precision and durability. Following this initial wave of success, in 1914 Hamilton was designated the official watch supplier of the US Armed Forces, gaining instant prestige.

With the launch of the iconic Piping Rock and Yankee watch models in 1928, Hamilton affirmed its position as an industry leader, paving the way in American watchmaking. The brand once again reasserted its vanguard position in the industry, during the Second World War, when it was commissioned by the US army to produce timepieces for the military. To dedicate itself entirely in the production of the finest and most reliable watches for the Armed Forces, the company temporarily ceased producing watches for the general public.

The Hamilton marine chronometers developed in the 1940s were the very first to be created by means of modern manufacturing. Furthermore, these innovative timepieces were heavily relied on by the US Navy, and were often used as an alternative to radio in finding position. Since radio signal could be easily detected and falsified by the enemy, these chronometers played a truly vital role as military equipment during the war. During the course of the war, the brand produced almost 11,000 marine chronometers which met the toughest demands for accuracy and reliability. In gratitude for the exceptional quality of products supplied by Hamilton, the brand was rewarded with an ‘E’ award in 1943, presented for excellence in production of military equipment.

In 1951, the brand instigated its prominent association with the film industry, by appearing in the Oscar-nominated picture – ‘The Frogmen’. Since then, the brand has appeared in more than 450 films. Furthermore, its products have adorned the wrists of eminent Hollywood individuals, including Elvis Presley in the film ‘Blue Hawaii’. By employing a strategy of celebrity endorsement, the brand has further established its legitimacy as an important player in the watchmaking business.

A true pioneer, Hamilton is notable for introducing new technologies in the art of advanced watchmaking. Amongst its most eminent innovations is the Ventura watch – the world’s first electric watch from 1957, as well as the Pulsar – the first LED digital watch released in 1970. In 1974 Hamilton became a subsidiary of the SSIH, later known as the Swatch Group. In 2003, it transferred its production and headquarters from the U.S. to Biel, Switzerland.

In the more recent years, Hamilton has revived its classic models from the 1920s to 1960s. Old favourites such as the Boulton, Ardmore, Wilshire and Ventura models initiated an industry-wide trend of vintage classic watches. To this day, Hamilton offers timepieces of exceptional quality. Their impressive range of models and finishes allows for a more personalised feel, giving a modern twist to vintage designs. Its horological expertise, prominent history and association with the U.S army positions it at the pinnacle of the finest American watchmaking.