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Repair & Care of the Finest Watches Since 1987

We have been looking after watches with distinction for over 4 decades

Return your Cartier to SHOWROOM NEW.

Our state of the art workshop is one of the few in the U.K that is certified to service and repair the full range of Cartier watches onsite to the highest industry standard. 

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Industry leading turnaround times of 14 day from quote.

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Our workshop has been audited and approved by Cartier.

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We look after trade repairs for 1,032 retailers in the U.K

So whether you have Cartier chronograph in need of a service or you need a Cartier battery replaced, we are able to carryout all Cartier repairs onsite in our custom built workshop. You have invested your hard earned money into your watch so let us protect that investment by maintaining it correctly.

Our team of highly skilled watchmakers have been trained to the highest industry standard and have received Cartier specific training. Our workshop has brand specific equipment from Cartier designed for each model in the Cartier family and our watchmakers continually learn about repairing the latest Cartier models from Tanks to Santos.

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The estimating process consists of the watch being fully dismantled and thoroughly examined for wear and a diagnostic inspection of the movement, case and bracelet for problematic issues. We ask for a £25 diagnostic fee that contributes towards the diagnostic inspection of your watch, the provision of an estimate, administration costs, and the insurance of your watch whilst in our care. We also provide you with a Repair Report PDF which details exactly the issues your watch is experiencing along with photographs from inside your watch.

To uncover the problem with your watch our watchmaker needs to carryout a full diagnostic inspection of your timepiece, which can take up to an hour per watch. We have one of the busiest independent workshops in the UK and we put aside time every morning to carryout diagnostic inspections allowing our watchmakers to retain an unbroken workflow and much needed concentration. If you could allow a week for us to inspect your watch and then source the necessary cost of parts from Cartier before we send you a repair quotation for your approval.

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From date of accepting your repair quote we aim to have your watch returned to you with 14 days. On occasion this can be longer as we are restricted by the time it takes Cartier to deliver the necessary parts for your repair which may be on back order. We look to keep you updated every step of the way and continually chase up any outstanding part orders on a daily basis.

Servicing a Cartier watch is an intricate and labour intensive process that should only be carried out my experienced watchmakers. Your Cartier watch is a trusty companion that is serving you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Like anything in life, after many years of loyal service it is bound to require some much needed TLC. There isn’t an exact set amount of time for when you should have your Cartier watch serviced but the general consensus is between 3-5 years. The reason for this is the lubricants inside the watch have a certain lifespan so if you continue wearing your watch without having it serviced the parts will wear much faster as the lubricating oils will have dried up and while it will not cause drastic irreparable damaged it will effect how well your Cartier watch performs and can lead to an expensive repair bill in the future to replace parts.

The following steps are what is required to service your Cartier watch;

  1. Watch is booked in to our workshop and is given a cosmetic inspection by our admin team, photographed and details noted.
  2. Your watch is assigned to one of our expert watchmakers who undertake a full diagnostic inspection to produce an accurate repair value. This is carried out as some large components aren’t included in the service cost such as bridges, balance wheels, new glass and dial replacements.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Once inspected all parts are then put through our ultrasonic cleaner with specialist fluids, which removed old grease from the parts. 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.
  6. We assemble the movement and fit the dials and hands assuring everything are aligned and then time test the watch to assure it is performing accurately.
  7. We then move on to the case and bracelet (if the watch has one) which is cleaned and refurbished. We use various polishing, cutting and grinding wheels to remove any small dents, scratches and imperfections where possible, brining the watch as close to new condition as possible.
  8. The case if reassembled so it is now a watertight empty case. We then pressure test it to the required bar to ensure there are no leaks.
  9. 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.
  10. Once satisfied with the watches performance it is handed in tour admin team who contact you to arrange for delivery or collection of your Cartier watch.

Having your battery in your Cartier watch replaced is not as simple as flipping it for a new one, as a Cartier accredited service centre there are standard and process that must be met to ensure your watch remains in good working order.

Cartier watches have protective gaskets and seals inside the case that are there to protect the movement from dirt and irritants. Over time these protective layers become worn and no longer protect the movement as required. When your Cartier watch needs a new battery these seals also need to be replaced to ensure your Cartier will continue to work efficiently.

As part of being an Cartier accredited workshop we need to provide your Cartier watch with the manufacturers parts and adhere to their processes, which means we replace all gaskets and seals as standard. We use the finest industry batteries and Cartier specific gaskets to ensure your watch leaves us in the best possible condition. We even give it a quick steam clean to make sure it looks its best.

Due to the fact we have to order in reseal kits from Cartier this can extend this time it takes for us to return your watch so please allow up to 7 working days for us to complete a battery service which takes into account the time it takes for the delivery. Others may do it quicker and cheaper but we do it right.

If your watch has a specific waterproof resistance our state of the art waterproof testers will ensure your watch is certified as watertight, with your Cartier returning with a results printout.

To make it as clear and simple as possible our omega repair price is calculated by our watchmakers’ time plus the cost of any necessary parts. This is so you know exactly what you are paying for. Until we have had a chance to diagnostically inspect your watch in our workshop we will not be able to give an exact repair quotation but the following prices are an indicator of the from value of our watchmakers' time;

Diagnostic Inspection Charge - £30

Automatic Cartier Service  - £355

Chronograph Cartier Service - £475

Quartz Cartier Service - £195

Cartier battery, reseal and clean - £100

Cartier Chronograph battery, reseal and clean - £120

Cartier Case and Bracelet Refurbishment - £150

These guide prices are excluding the value of any necessary parts that need replaced.

Is your Cartier strap looking a bit tired? Do you fancy a new strap colour or material to revitalise your watch?  We have full access to the official range of Cartier straps so please drop us a line if you would like to be sent a selection of options for your treasured Cartier watch. A new strap and case refurbishment can make your beautiful Cartier look factory new

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