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  • Established Since 1987
Official Service Centre for Longines Watch Repairs

Authorised Service Centre for Longines Watch Repairs

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Longines Watches

Getting your Longines repaired is a pain, we get that. Since 1987 we've been working on ways to make it as pain free as possible.

  • Our workshop has been inspected and passed to the Longines standards, giving you peace of mind that your Longines will be restored properly and retain it's value.
  • It's difficult to find a local watchmaker qualified to repair your Longines properly. Our secure postal service brings an expert watchmaker to you, no matter where you are in the U.K.
  • Not just anyone can repair your Longines, it requires investment in Longines specific machinery and tooling to ensure your repair lasts. We've put in the work to guarantee your hard earned money is not wasted on a botched repair.

Longines Watch Repair Prices

Longines Battery Replacement Price
Longines Battery Replacement

from £40

Longines Service Price
Longines Service

from £180

Longines Chronograph Service Cost
Longines Chronograph Service

from £200

All prices and timelines are subject to the inspection of the watch

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All watch repair deliveries are insured to £20,000 and tracked by Royal Mail

Your Longines watch must always be diagnostically inspected first to produce an accurate repair quotation, this allows the watchmaker to find out exactly what issues need addressed and price any parts accordingly.

However most repairs are covered in a full Longines watch service price which varies depending on model.

The price is made up of the master watchmaker’s time in servicing the watch (which can take up to 4 hours) and the cost of any parts required to restore performance.

If you are being offered a service for cheaper it would be advisable to proceed with caution. It may be generic parts that are being used in your repair resulting in your watch losing its worth and running into similar problems in the near future.

The old adage holds true for luxury watch ownership, buy cheap, buy twice.

Having your watch maintained by an accredited service centre will ensure your your Longines watch lasts long into the future and retains its value.

I gave Jon Vincent a vintage Longines watch that had belonged to my Father. It had been lying in a drawer and had given up the ghost many years ago. Upon examination, the guys at Jon Vincent discovered that the old battery had leaked and caused extensive corrosion. Undaunted, they searched for a replacement part and eventually sourced one in the USA. Yesterday, the watch was returned to me in full working order, fully serviced and fitted with a beautiful crocodile leather strap. I would like to thank everyone at Jon Vincent for their sterling work and personal attention. I have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Jon Vincent Watchmakers to anyone looking for a first class service with a personal touch.

Desmond Scullion TrustPilot

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Repair Pack
  • Complete the form on this page. You’ll get your free postal repair pack in 3 working days.
  • Place your watch inside the pack. Send it FREE from your nearest post office.
  • We contact you when your watch arrives. Then give you a quote for repairs
  • If you want to go ahead, you receive your repaired watch in 21–28 days

Your watch is valuable. And so is your peace of mind. That’s why our postal repair service comes with:

  • Tamper-proof packaging
    Your watch stays safe, secure, and protected at all times
  • Insurance up to £20,000
    This covers your watch while in transit and at our workshop
  • Your watch returned within 21–28 working days
    Repairs guaranteed for up to 2 years
  • Tracked with Royal Mail Special Delivery
    From the moment it leaves your hands until it arrives in ours
  • Free watch guide booklet
    Features expert advice and tips on looking after your luxury watch
Any questions?

Please see the FAQ section below or call us on:+44 (0)1698 891289

FAQ's

  • How safe is it to send my watch through the post?

    Very. Each year our clients trust us with 1,000+ watches sent this way. We track deliveries from when you leave it with your post office, through any depots, until it arrives in our hands. And while we know watches are often priceless, we will also insure up to £20,000 for your peace of mind.

  • What happens if I don’t want to go ahead with repair?
  • Does my watch repair come with a guarantee?
  • What’s the difference between sending my watch to you or to the manufacturer?
  • How long do repairs take?

Repairs returned in

7-21

working days

Prices start at

£99

excluding VAT

Quotes within

24

hours

Repairing watches since

1987

(30 years of service)

Secret trade repairer of

1000

retailers nationwide

What is involved in an Longines Watch Service?

  • 1The 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.
  • 2Every 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.
  • 3Once inspected all parts are then put through our ultrasonic cleaner with specialist fluids, which removed old grease from the parts.
  • 4After 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.
Longines Watch Service
  • 5We assemble the movement and fit the dial and hands assuring everything are aligned and then time test the watch to assure it is performing accurately.
  • 6We 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.
  • 7The 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.
  • 8Watch 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.

I gave Jon Vincent a vintage Longines watch that had belonged to my Father. It had been lying in a drawer and had given up the ghost many years ago. Upon examination, the guys at Jon Vincent discovered that the old battery had leaked and caused extensive corrosion. Undaunted, they searched for a replacement part and eventually sourced one in the USA. Yesterday, the watch was returned to me in full working order, fully serviced and fitted with a beautiful crocodile leather strap. I would like to thank everyone at Jon Vincent for their sterling work and personal attention. I have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Jon Vincent Watchmakers to anyone looking for a first class service with a personal touch.

Desmond Scullion
Trustpilot

Why choose Jon Vincent Watchmakers?

Fully Accredited
Fully Accredited

Fully accredited workshop in the U.K., purpose built to the highest Swiss standards.

Free and Secure Postal Repairs
Free Delivery

Our fully insured & tracked postal packs allow you to send your watch to us from anywhere in the U.K

Official parts and processes
Official Parts

Brand specific tooling and full access to official parts.

Established since 1987
Established 1987

Highly skilled team of watchmakers.

Restore your watch to showroom new

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Accreditations

The History of Longines

A Brief History of Longines

Associated with the pioneering of aviation, and the equestrian lifestyle, Longines offers supreme Swiss engineering and tasteful designs. Throughout its 185 years of producing finely crafted, remarkably precise timepieces, Longines has established itself as one of the most distinguished watchmaking brands in the world. The label is especially known for engineering top-quality products with a unique tendency of reworking old designs, bringing its heritage back to life.

Today Longines is an honourable member of the Swatch Group, which owns Swiss watchmaking powerhouses such as Omega, Tissot, Rado, and Breguet. Prior to becoming a subsidiary of the Group in 1983, like most Swiss watchmaking companies, it was a family-owned business, passed on through generations.

Longines was established by Auguste Agassiz and his two partners in 1832 in Saint Imier, more specifically in Es Longines, after which the brand bears its name. By 1846, Agassiz’s talent and imagination naturally positioned him as the de facto head of the company. Thanks to his contacts in the United States, Agassiz was able to successfully distribute Longines watches on the other side of the Atlantic. This was crucial to the company’s early success, alongside with the efforts of Ernest Francillon – Agassiz’s nephew. Francillon was a qualified economist whose thorough expertise in the field enabled him to gradually take over the firm from his uncle.

The factory premises in Saint- Imier, where the headquarters are located to this day, was officially inaugurated by Francillon in 1867. Also that year, the company produced its first movement – the 20A. This truly remarkable piece of engineering, featured a pendant winding and a settling mechanism. It was highly regarded by watchmakers alike, and won a prestigious award at the Universal Exhibition in Paris in 1867. However, the company’s most significant innovation was soon to follow. When the firm’s technical director crossed the Atlantic on a business trip to Philadelphia, he envisaged new production possibilities. These where hitherto unexplored in Switzerland, which still relied on the time-consuming system of établissage. Thus, Longines became credited with catalysing the industrialisation of Swiss watchmaking.

In 1888, after establishing a new system of production largely dependant on machine tools, Longines became involved in high-precision timekeeping, and began producing movements for a certified chronometer – the 21.59 calibre. This was the beginning of the company’s path to specialising in extremely precise and reliable time measuring pieces, soon to be used in aviation, and sports events.

The early success and wide renown of Longines made it susceptible to frequent imitations. In order to prevent this, in 1880 Francillon filed the brand name with the Federal Office of Intellectual Property, and registered the logo in 1889. Regarded as the sign of authenticity, all new watches produced by the company featured the winged hourglass logo on the dial, as well as on all movements. With this installed, Longines famously became the world’s first watchmaking brand to adopt a trademark registered with the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organisation).

Continuing its tradition of horological innovation, 1919 was a significant year for Longines. During that year, the brand entered a close-tie relationship with aviation. It became the official supplier for the International Aeronautical Federation, and developed highly accurate and reliable navigation instruments for the use of aviation pioneers.

The aviation connection tightened in 1931, when Charles A Lindbergh – the American pilot and international celebrity designed a navigational instrument which Longines brought to life. The custom-made, Lindergergh Hour Angle watch was an advanced timepiece, largely based on the preceding Weems System of Navigation which helped aviators calculate their geographical location.

Aside from having a strong association with aviation, the company has also established a firm connection with horse racing, which has grown in prominence over the recent decades. Thanks to its accurate time measuring and elegant aesthetics, Longines became the perfect fit for the equestrian lifestyle. To publicly seal the collaboration, in 2013 the company became the official parter of the prestigious Ascot racecourse.

The Longines watch collection consists of a diverse range of timepieces for both men and women with a taste for stylish yet understated watches. In 1954 the company launched what turned out to be its most popular watch family – the Conquest line. The Conquest, being the first of Longines models, is commonly regarded as the very embodiment of sports inspired elegance. It is remarkably versatile, offering a blend of style and practicality. In addition, it is water resistant to 300m. 

Longines Conquest

In 1957, following the launch of Conquest, the elegant Flagship collection was introduced. It is characterised by traditional craftsmanship embellished by a sophisticated, yet functional case. It comes in a variety of models, for both men and women, who appreciate style and quality.

Longines Flagship

In 1979 Longines produced extremely slender watches that were only 1.98 mm thick. Building on this heritage, in 1982 Longines launched La Grande Classique is the extremely elegant Grande Classique, a true horological masterpiece, remarkable for its slimness, and effortlessly chic appearances. An enduring classic, it is one of the bran’s most popular pieces.

Longines La Grande Classique

Another successful line of Longines watches is the Master collection. It is instantly recognisable for its silver dial, large Arabic numerals, and a leather strap. It is a functional, sophisticated, and distinctively comfortable watch designed for a modern man. One who   appreciates style as well as quality.

Longines master Amongst the most popular ladies’ watches is the highly esteemed Dolcevita line. It is synonymous with subtle style and sophisticated elegance. The iconic DolceVita remains one of the most popular ladies watches. Instantly recognisable by its original rectangular case, it is said to represent the decadence of Italian lifestyle.

Longines DolceVita

Appreciated by watch enthusiasts across the globe, Longines offers a range of functional and beautiful timepieces suitable for those with most refined taste. Its impressive history, and honourable association with aviation and horse racing, makes it a truly prestigious brand, offering comfort as well as classic elegance.

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Getting your watch repaired is a pain, we get that. Since 1987 we have been working on ways to take the sting out of the process.

Our fast and free repair pack brings an expert watchmaker to your door, with no middle men, saving you precious time and money.

Get your FREE watch repair quote >>

All watch repair deliveries are insured to £20,000 and tracked by Royal Mail