Below are typical prices. Some watches may incur additional charges depending on the level of complexity. These prices assume the watch is in good condition and requires nothing more than a straightforward service, full strip-down, clean, lubrication and re-assembly. Prices exclude cost of replacement parts and any additional labour, should any be required. This can only be confirmed upon inspection.
|Inspection (See below)||£35|
|Movement Service (Manual Wind)||From £175|
|Movement Service (Automatic)||From £195|
|Quartz watch service – price based on movement replacement||From £129|
|Movement Service (Quartz)||From £159|
|Movement Service Chronograph Manual (e.g. Valjoux 7733)||From £275|
|Movement Service Chronograph Automatic (e.g. Valjoux 7750)||From £325|
I also recommend replacing the mainspring as a matter of course as part of a service on a mechanical watch (usually between £15-25).
A movement service includes:
- Full disassembly of the movement
- All movement parts cleaned ultrasonically
- Inspection, re-assembly and lubrication
- Movement demagnetised, and regulated
- Testing (over several days)
There is an extra £20 charge if the movement is not shock protected (e.g. does not have Incabloc, KIF Novodiac or similar shock protection system on the balance wheel).
There is a £40 extra charge on monocoque / front loader cases (watches with no caseback where the movement comes out from the front).
The prices above are estimates only and subject to detailed inspection of the watch. I can only confirm an estimate once the watch has been inspected and partially stripped down. This is because most faults and areas of wear are not necessarily visible even with the case-back open.
I do not charge for inspection if you decide to proceed with the work.
However, should you decide you do not wish to go ahead there would be a £35 inspection fee, plus return postage costs. This is to cover the time spent on inspection.
|Seiko Kinetic Capacitor Replacement||£45.00|
|Battery replacement||From £25.00|
|Crystal Replacement||From £30.00|
|Standalone vacuum & Pressure test||£30.00|
Hand reluming and dial restoration are outsourced to specialists, please enquire for details.
Seiko Mods (prices excluding cost of parts):
UPDATE: I have now setup a new website dedicated to Seiko mods – for details please visit http://suwamods.co.uk
|Hands and / or dial||£45|
|Bezel and / or insert replacement||£50|
|any two of the above:||£90|
|all 3 of the above:||£120|
|Hack & Wind mod INCL. PARTS (NH36 movement upgrade and new stem + aftermarket crown)||£155|
I provide a 12 months labour warranty on the work carried out.
All prices exclude return postage. For the UK, I charge a flat fee of £12 and use Royal Mail Special Delivery. Overseas shipping can be arranged. All return postage is fully insured, either through the courier or through a third-party if required.