Watch Repairs

W.E. Clark & Son take great pride in offering a comprehensive watch repair service for most brands of watch including Omega, Tag Heuer, IWC, Rolex, Citizen and Rotary.

Our watch repair services, carried out by our Master Watchmaker, are available by post and at both our Lewes and Eastbourne shops, where our team would be delighted to discuss your requirements with you.

All watch repairs carry a 12 month guarantee, where possible, and we can return items to you via insured post if you prefer*.

Specialist Watch Repairs

If your precision timepiece loses a minute a day it may need to be cleaned or the movement has become unstable. Hand finished mechanical movements can be cleaned and repaired and mechanical complications corrected by our expert watch repairer, from fixing moon phases and power reserve indicators to correctly displaying the Gregorian calendar.

Master Watchmaker

W.E. Clark & Son are delighted to be one of the few jewellers nationally to have a Master Watchmaker on-site.

Based at our Eastbourne shop, our Master Watchmaker is one of only 10 watch repairers to hold this title in the UK. To gain this title requires at least 8 years of apprenticeship and experience to master the intricate techniques required in order to repair all of the many variants of complicated watch movements. Our Master Watchmaker is able to diagnose any issue with any timepiece including IWC, Omega and Tag Heuer watch servicing and repairs – you can be safe in the knowledge that every watch repair will be carried out to the very highest standard.

Watch Pressure Testing

Essential to ensure your watch is up to the rigors of your modern sporting and leisure pursuits, our pressure testing service uses the latest technology – the Witschi Proofmaster machine.

Watches will be tested to manufacturers recommended levels within our own watch workshop.

Watch Strap Replacement

This fiddly task is made to look easy when done by a professional watch repairer! Choose from our range of leather straps and metal bracelets, and have your new watch strap fitted while you wait.

Watch Bracelet Repair & Alteration

A badly damaged bracelet can be most uncomfortable; have burrs removed and links untwisted and re-connected at W.E. Clark & Son in Lewes and Eastbourne. We also offer alterations including lengthening and shortening, particularly common for inherited timepieces.

Watch Glass Replacement

This specialist service is available for all brands of watch, with prices starting from £25. Please telephone our shops or pop in and we can advise you.

Watch Winder Replacement

Lost or broken winders, or crowns as they are known in the trade, can usually be replaced or mended within a week, although this does depend on the age of your watch and the material the winder is made of.

Watch Battery Replacement

We have the tools and experience to quickly and professionally install a replacement watch battery and get you back up and running on time. We hold stocks of most watch batteries in our Eastbourne shop, and can provide the same efficient service from the Lewes branch.

Read more about our Watch Battery Replacement Service >

Watch pressure testing

Pressure testing in progress- essential to ensure your watch
is water resistant after a battery replacement.

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Careful restoration                                    Bracelet refurbishment

* Insured return postage is available at a small additional cost.