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Tissot Watch Repair and Service Specialist

Our workshop has been inspected and passed to the Tissot standards, giving you peace of mind that your Tissot will be restored properly and retain it's value.

It's difficult to find a local watchmaker qualified to repair your Tissot 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 Tissot, it requires investment in Tissot 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.

What is involved in a Tissot 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 assuring 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. 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. 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.

Your Tissot 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 Tissot 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 official service centre will ensure your Tissot watch lasts long into the future and retains its value.

The History of Tissot

Tissot History

For 164 years Tissot has been offering truly groundbreaking horological innovations, using original materials and employing advanced technology.

Today the brand is one of the most popular Swiss luxury watchmakers, or its broad range of high quality products at accessible prices. Tissot was founded by Charles-Félicien Tissot and his son Charles-Émile Tissotin 1853, in Le Locle – a small town in the Jura region of Switzerland, known as the heart of Swiss watchmaking.

During their first years, the brand functioned as a comptoir d’établissage, which meant basing production on a network of specialised independent workers producing different watch parts to be further assembled and sold at the comptoir. Just in the first year, the brand supplied between 1100 and 1200 watches.

At the beginning, Tissot set out to produce luxurious pocket and pendant watches destined for the American market, however in 1858, Charles-Émile Tissot moved to Russia and began selling Tissot watches to the most influential Russian individuals. Amongst his early clients were the officers guarding the Tsar’s palace. Throughout the later half of the nineteenth century, Tissot’s watches increased in popularity and gained high regard amongst most avid watch enthusiast. In fact, the company was the recipient of numerous awards and prizes in the most prestigious exhibitions.

In 1888 it was awarded the Zurich Grand Prix, and two years later it was awarded the Gold Medal in Antwerp. It was also awarded at the Paris Grand Prix in 1900. In 1930, Tissot initiated a groundbreaking revolution in matchmaking, by manufacturing the world’s first antimagnetic watch. Following this incredible development, the brand came into partnership with Omega. This lead to the creation of the Société Suisse pour l’Industrie Horlogère (SSIH), what 50 years later became known as the Swatch Group.

In the 1980s and 1990s, Tissot released a series of fashionable wristwatches with cases made of unusual materials. This included popular lines, such as the T-Touch, T-Lady, T-Classic, and the Heritage. T-Touch, released in 1999, is amongst the bestselling models from today’s collection. It is a remarkable six-function watch with a touch screen and a combination analog-digital display. It is arguably the brand’s most revolutionary achievement. Its functions include a chronograph, altimeter, compass, alarm, thermometer, and a barometer. T-Lady offers the most iconic women’s watches, many of which are lavishly decorated with precious materials such as mother-of- pearl, and diamonds. The line includes well-loved models such as Lovely, Flamingo, Cera, and Generosi-T. T-Classic range is characterised by an understated elegance that comes with a timeless, classic design. The collection includes many versatile models such as the Luxury, Courtier, Tradition, and Bridgeport.

The Heritage range was launched in 2003 to celebrate Tissot’s 150-year anniversary. It consists of revived versions of the brand’s most loved vintage watches, while maintaining the original look and feel of the timepieces.

Operating in over 160 countries, Tissot is inarguably one of the top Swiss watchmaking brands. Its products are an excellent choice for those who appreciate high-tech functionality, versatility, and the best of Swiss engineering, all offered at attractive prices.