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A Watch in Time

At A Watch in Time it is our wish for your recommendation, we take pride in the quality and professionalism taken for all your repairs. We have a qualified team of Watchmakers, Clockmakers, Gemmologists , Jewellers and specialised Glass Cutters all available on site, with a state of the art workshop.

We specialise in restoring treasured timepieces, designing, making and the repair of all jewellery pieces. Pop into our store to see our unique stock of pocket watches, new and restored watches and clocks, including our own “Arendse” watch brand. 

A Watch in Time is a member of the “Watch & Clockmakers of Australia” (formerly the Horological Guild of Australiasia).

Please note our hours will now be:
Wednesday to Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm

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Clocks and clock repairs

We specialise in the restoration and repair of antique and modern clocks, this includes Cuckoo clocks, Dutch clocks, wall clocks, American French German English Mantle clocks and longcase clocks, we also offer a comprehensive range of fully restored antique clocks for sale.

We will service and repair all types of clocks and can also offer a full restoration of your clock. This can entail Case Restorations, wood or veneer repair, marble and slate repair, and dial refurbishment.

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Jewellery makes and repairs

Our experienced jewellery team hand makes exclusive designs. If you would like an individual jewellery design, ring design or jewellery repair our Jeweller and Gemmologist pride themselves on their quality and originality. We can design and wiil consult with you throughout the process – from design to completion.

We repair all gold and silver jewellery taking care of all those special pieces that are sentimental and precious to you,. We are happy to offer our advice and expertise in keeping your jewellery in its best condition.

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Watch authentication and valuations

We offer a service for all high-end Swiss watches where our Senior Horologist will carefully inspect your timepiece with exacting detail to determine its authenticity. The service helps customers identify counterfeits and to provide details for insurance.

We conduct a vacuum & pressure test to ensure it is waterproof. We open the watch, check serial numbers, case reference numbers and match to any accompanying paperwork/boxes and assess the condition of the watch and advise on suggested service processes. We then carry out a second vacuum & pressure test.

As a member of Australian Jewellery Valuers Guild - Watch Division and Watch & Clockmakers of Australia, we can provide an estimated value of your watch. The charge is $110 for verbal authentication, for an additional $110, we provide a document with the watch reference details and condition report for your personal and insurance records. This document is emailed within two business days.

A basic valuation is $250 and includes 1 photo. A complete valuation is $350 and includes images of: serial numbers, case reference numbers and any other identifying details & features. A digital print out of the performance of the watch from our timing instruments is an additional $50.

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Watch repair and restoration

Mechanical watches contain many moving parts. Over time, mechanical watch parts are subject to wear and tear due to friction and lack of adequate lubrication. The majority of manufactures recommend that mechanical watches be serviced every three to five years.

Regular servicing insures that the minimum amount of wear occurs over the life of the watch. A watch that is cared for and serviced regularly can easily be passed on for generations.

The highly complex delicate mechanisms of fine watchmaking models are the core of our business at A Watch in Time, our passionate craftsman have acquired a wealth of experience that covers all stages of servicing and regulating unique and treasured timepieces, whether it be a battery or complex overhaul our watchmaking team will be happy to look after and respect your treasured timepiece. We sService all brands, including exclusive brand names such as, Omega, Bulova, I.W.C. and Rolex.

We offer complete restoration services for vintage and military watches. Every possible option is explored to source old stock and genuine parts for restorations.

On receipt of your timepiece, we will offer a quotation in writing our quotations are charged at $45 however, this is deductable of any repair going forward.

The service of every watch whether it is quartz or a mechanical watch includes complete disassembly of all the movement, each part is examined for damage, and replaced if necessary the movement is cleaned and again inspected whilst being reassembled, the movement is adjusted to ensure optimum performance, the watch movement is then oiled using factory recommended lubricants and timed and regulated, the movement is then refitted to its case and tested and timed over a period of time before being returned to customer.

Timepieces for sale

New, vintage and custom made
We carry an extensive range of new and vintage timepieces as well as our very own, exclusive Arendse watches. Along with personal timepieces we stock clocks: large and small, old and new. Check out our facebook page for some of our current inventory or, better still, drop in to our Heathmont store and see our incredible time pieces for yourself.  

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