OUR HISTORY

AN OLD HAND
AT WHAT WE DO

Since our first store opened its doors in Wakefield, West Yorkshire,
back in 1993 we have provided our customers with the highest quality
servicing and repairs for their watches. Our dedicated team are trained
to the highest standard, making them expert horologists and masters
of the art of keeping time.

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A HIGHLY TRAINED & SKILLED TEAM

Our dedicated team have over 200 years collective experience and are honourable members of the 'British Watch and Clock Makers Guild'. Their expert eyes and steady hands are trained to repair the tiniest component and know their craft inside and out. The Watch Hospital central workshop is also an authorised Omega Watch service centre, ensuring your watch is in good hands.

OUR SERVICE CENTRE


WITH OVER 200 YEARS OF

KNOWLEDGE
& EXPERTISE

WATCH HOSPITAL SERVICES

Our comprehensive range of services will ensure whatever the problem, our highly skilled team can have your watch running smoothly and looking perfect again. We work from the inside out to keep the seconds ticking away, ensuring they retain their water resistance, dial clarity, movement accuracy and more, until your watch is as good as new. All our work is undertaken by master horologists and kept secure in our workshops.

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A HISTORY
OF TIME

Ever since one of the premier Nuremberg clockmakers Peter Henlein invented his 'taschenuhr', or 'clock-watch', an ornamental time piece worn as a pendant, the time has been worn on the body as a practical accessory. Miniature timepieces were made possible by the invention of the 'mainspring', a spiral of metal ribbon that stores the energy from the winding mechanism and turns the watch's wheels as it unwinds. This system was used for keeping time for centuries, until the invention of the quartz watch in the 1960s, providing a radical departure for the watch industry as small batteries powered a vibrating quartz crystal. This was referred to by the mechanical watchmakers as the 'quartz crisis'!

The world's first wristwatch is more difficult to pin down. Some say the first was by Abraham-Louis Breguet for the Queen of Naples in 1810, whilst others say the concept goes back to Elizabethan England, where the famous queen received an 'arm watch' from Robert Dudley in 1571. Whatever the beginnings, the popularity of wristwatches continues today, with the launch of Apple's 'iWatch', and we're very excited about what the future holds!

PROFESSIONALS IN TIME, THE WATCH HOSPITAL has over 200 years collective experience and are honourable members of the British Watch and Clock Makers Guild

KEEPING
TIME

THE HIGHEST STANDARDS OF SERVICE & CUSTOMER CARE

From our very first store, to today, we have always placed service and customer care at the heart of everything we do. We know how important your watch is, whether it was an heirloom from a loved one or a new purchase to treat yourself, keeping it in tip top condition is our passion and duty, and our customer service team will look after you and your watch as soon as you walk through the door.

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FOR SUPPORT
& ADVICE

Our highly trained team can give you any advice you need, from information on changing your watch strap to assessing broken watches for repair. Bring your watch to one of our 17 stores nationwide and our friendly staff will provide you with the best advice to getting your watch back on your wrist.

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