Watch Repair Hobart
At Nuttings your watch will enter a workshop like no other in Tasmania. From the white antistatic laboratory floor to the latest in LED lighting our watch workshop only has one purpose, watch repair. We have a seperate room for clock repair and restoration, a separate polishing room and a separate room for cleaning.
Our purpose built watch repair Hobart workshop has been specially designed for the repair and restoration of watches.
We know the standards expected and the importance of a clean, light filled, well equipped and secure workshop that will be acceptable to repair the finest watches.
We have the specialised watchmaking training and the unique factory tools to enable the repair of quality and vintage timepieces.
Having seen the best and worst of watch repair shops both here and overseas we have brought ideas back to Australia to make the experience of having a watch repaired in Hobart as easy as possible for the customer.
A separate customer lounge is provided to sit a relax while minor repairs, batteries or estimates are undertaken.
The watch repair workshop is kept deliberately sparse to enable to keep it clean. All of our specialist tools are kept in their own draws to keep them clean and to avoid damage.
Watch and Clockmaking is our trade and our livelihood , not a hobby or backyard sideline.
What happens to your Watch repair at Nuttings Clock and Watch repairs in Hobart.
Firstly the overall condition of the watch is checked by a Qualified, Certified and experienced Watch and Clockmaker.
The movement is taken out of the case and hands and dial removed.
The movement is completely stripped down and then cleaned in a ultrasonic watch cleaning machine. All parts are checked for wear or broken parts, then necessary parts are replaced or handmade to suit.The movement is assembled and then it is re-oiled using only the best Swiss oils and greases.It is the put on a timing machine which measures how fast or slow the watch is, it is adjusted to time using this machine.The movement is put back into the case after the case has been ultrasonically cleaned, polished and glass and seals fitted.
If the watch needs pressure testing it is firstly put in a dry tester under vacuum which tests for any leaks. If it passes this test its on to the wet tester and the watch is then put under pressure in a glass cylinder of water to see if bubbles are seen escaping from the case.The watch is then put on a winder which slowly moves to replicate the movement of the wrist.It is then tested for time again and checked on the timing machine.The final quality control is carried out and when the Watchmaker is satisfied it is returned to the customer.
We specialise in the repair of mechanical vintage and modern quality watches ,pocket watches and clocks, using the highest level of skill and craftsmanship, in a workshop full of the latest tools and technology. And that’s why, for years, we’ve been known as one of the top stops for watch repair in Hobart. That’s something we’re pretty proud of.
I need a battery in my watch, so anyone can do this...right?
Replacing a battery in a watch in most peoples eyes is an easy process that any Jeweller or key cutter can do.Think again!!
We are the only full time Watchmakers on Hobart's Eastern Shore that fits batteries. Dont drive to a shopping centre to a Jewellers shop or a key cutter in most cases they cant help you and if they break your watch they cant do anything about it.
Who is opening your watch, are they qualified with the correct tools, is it a dust free and clean environment, remember if its on the bench ,on their hands or in a dusty room it will be going into your timepiece !
Have they got the correct battery and have they fitted it correctly. Have the seals been checked, is the voltage of the battery ok, has the condition of the movement been checked, does the watch need pressure testing, and is it done by them on the spot?
Taking your watch to an unqualified person can cost you dearly it can result in damage to your watch.
Support your Qualified Watchmaker, you will be glad you did.