WATCH SERVICING & REPAIRS
In times gone by, luxury watch enthusiasts enjoyed a very close relationship with their watchmaker. That’s because, in those days, watches typically required a regular and thorough standard of care simply to maintain their daily performance.
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Today, technology has advanced dramatically and watches are designed to deliver outstanding performance on the wrist from day one. But even if your timepiece carries a more modern date, you can still expect to service it every 3 to 5 years to maintain its performance and longevity. Of course, vintage watch enthusiasts may also find themselves in need of more regular maintenance to preserve the lifespan of older models.
No matter what the date and nature of your timepiece, when you choose David Duggan as your service provider you’ll enjoy that same close relationship that people had with their watchmakers in the past. Personal service is at the heart of what we do. Your watch will never leave our premises and the same person will communicate with you at every stage of repair or service for complete peace of mind. What’s more, we can usually complete your commission to exacting manufacturer’s standards within 6 to 8 weeks and at a surprisingly cost-effective price.
Of course, you need to choose a technician of the highest skill to protect your watch. We are an approved Rolex service centre with authorised access to genuine components supplied directly by Rolex. Add to that British Horological Institute membership and a 40 year track record of exemplary service, and you can be 100% sure that your timepiece is best entrusted to us for its ongoing care.
- Apr 17
This year’s Baselworld exhibition was a little different from its predecessors, but that certainly didn’t stop the big names pulling out some showstoppers. One to Watch spoke to David to find out what caught his eye at this year’s event.
- Feb 28
We have noticed a particular decline in the past 20 years in the popularity of angular, square-faced and rectangular models. But, rarity drives price and the good news is that from Rolex to Patek, these timepieces demand a fraction of the price of their circular counterparts.
- Jan 18
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and what better way to share the love than with a beautiful timepiece in rose gold? On trend for the past couple of years, everyone from Michelle Obama to Minnie Mouse is falling for this delicate take on gold. One to Watch takes a look at this popular metal and shares some of David’s favourite rose gold timepieces.
- Dec 20
Simpler than their complicated cousins, but no less stylish, the dress watch is all about thin cases, clean dials and simple straps. These watches are a byword in class and during the festive season they are the perfect option for collectors and tricky recipients alike.
- Nov 20
Luxury watch specialist David Duggan discusses Patek’s new awe-inspiring, one-of-a-kind timepiece, the Grand Complication Reference 5208T-010 created for Only Watch 2017