Watch Servicing

Nettletons Jewellers has provided customers with a comprehensive watch repair service, in the heart of the Ribble Valley, for over 40 years.

During this time we have a serviced some of the world's prestigious watch brands including Rolex, Cartier, Tag Heuer and Raymond Weil to name a few. 

If you're a watch aficionado or collecter, then you'll know that having your watch regularly serviced can be a key factor in keeping your timepieces in perfect working condition.

When you book your timepiece in for a service with Nettletons, we will ensure that your watch’s parts are completely clean, free from debris and properly lubricated. Without such care and attention, even the finest watches will lose accuracy and reliability in their performance. As you know, watches never stop for a rest.

For Watch Battery information and enquiries, please visit our dedicated Watch Battery page.

What is a watch service?

Caring for your watch is paramount to maintain accurate timekeeping and protect the longevity of your watch. Over time the parts within your watch will wear and may not run at the required standard, causing your watch to loose/gain time or stop working all together; this is due to the complexity of the moving parts within your watch. Watches, unlike most other technology, never stop for a rest. A regular watch service can help to ensure your watches will withstand the test of time, without such care and attention, even the finest watches will lose accuracy and reliability in their performance.

Our watch services include:

  • Disassembling the watch
  • Cleaning 
  • Polishing
  • Replacing worn parts 
  • Polishing your case and bracelet
  • Resealing your watch to guarantee the level of water resistance. 

Every watch that we service passes through quality control before you collect it, whereby our watch technician test your watch to ensure it is in full working order and the service has been successful.

Our watch technicians are brand accredited specialists, who are committed to providing you with a quality service. Once your watch is serviced, you will be provided with a 12 month service guarantee, giving you the contentment that the work has been completed to a quality standard. In the unlikely event of the watch malfuntioning, or anything going wrong within the 12 month service warranty period, Nettletons will gladly service the watch again for you.

Our technicians are experienced in repairing all types of watches, including those with the following movements:

  • Quartz – second-hand moves in a ticking motion
  • Mechanical – second hand has smooth, sweeping motion
  • Automatic – kinetic energy from the wearer’s movements drive the mechanism

If you are unsure which type of mechanism your watch has, simply contact us or bring it to our shop and we will be able to assist you. 

Quartz watch services include a new watch battery.

How long does a watch service take?

The timescale for carrying out a watch service varies significantly. The make of watch, and the level of repairs required can all have implications on a time frame. As an estimated timescale we would expect your watch repair to take 3 weeks, however please note that more prestigious watches and watch brands can take upwards of 6 weeks.

How much does a watch service cost?

The price we charge for a watch service depends entirely on the condition of the watch and the level of repairs required. We therefore recommend that you contact us and organise to have your watch assessed in-store before we can quote a specific price. We find this to be the fairest method and, as a family-run business, Nettletons Jewellers strive to provide outstanding service paired with great value for money.

How often should a watch be serviced?

As a guideline we would recommend you have your watch serviced every 3-5 years as minimum, particularly with automatic watches. This is simply to maintain the condition of the parts within your watch, keep the watch functioning and ensure that your timepiece maintains accurate timekeeping. Ultimately the choice is yours, and some individuals choose to have a watch serviced more regularly than others.

Does my watch need a service?

Without seeing the watch it's very hard for us to offer expert advice on whether your watch needs a service or not. However, if you are asking this question then the likelihood is that the watch in question would benefit from a service. You can organise a watch consultation by contacting us today.

Contact Us

We strive to provide expert repairs, paired with customer service that is second to none. To learn more about our watch repair services, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Call us on 01200 422 127 or send your query in an email to – a member of our team will be delighted to assist you.