Should I take my watch to a jeweller?
Since watches are considered jewelry, most jewelers will accept them for repairs. However few have the means to perform such repairs, and instead sub-contract them to third parties.
Unfortunately due to cost cutting, these third parties are often no better qualified. The results can be unpredictable. The use of improper tools, inadequately trained staff, and sub-standard parts are common. If the poor service and delays are not enough, the jewelry business is notorious for high retail markup. It is not unusual for jewelers to markup the price of repairs by up to 250%.
Time Centre is not a jewelry store. We specialize exclusively in the maintenance and restoration of fine watches and clocks. We are fully equipped and qualified to process all repairs on our premises. Our customers receive the highest quality service without the additional costs and delays incurred by dealing with a jeweler whose priority is sales.