Expert watchmaker/repairer in Canberra?

ALM 1 August 2012 5

Can anyone recommend a watchmaker in Canberra who has expertise in antique watch restorations and repairs?

I have recently come into possession of a pocket watch which belonged to my great-great grandmother so I estimate it was manufactured late 19th or early 20th century.

I am looking to have it cleaned and lubricated but want to know it will be well looked after due to its sentimental value (i.e. I don’t want to hand it over to just anyone who will accept the job just for the business even though they may not best placed to do so).

Any suggestions/recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

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5 Responses to Expert watchmaker/repairer in Canberra?
yellowredme yellowredme 3:17 pm 01 Aug 12

Roger Little
112/1 Braybrooke Street (Cnr Batty), Bruce
ph 61621877
Very reasonable rates and is a collector of all sorts of beautiful old timepieces some of which are on display in his shop come workshop.

regularbrowse regularbrowse 1:20 pm 01 Aug 12

Another vote for AJ Watch repairs. Old fashioned service and good repairs. But be warned it is quite expensive for any repairs on old clocks/watches.

Zeital Zeital 1:13 pm 01 Aug 12

There is a clock repair place in Garema Place Civic (i can’t remember the name right now) but they did a really good job repairing an old grandfather clock. i’d give them a buzz

BobGrrl BobGrrl 1:05 pm 01 Aug 12

It would be worth having a chat to the guys at AJ’s Watch Repairs. They’re located in Bailey’s Arcade in the city.

I can’t say for sure they’ll be able to help with your specific situation, but I’ve always had good service there and think they would definitely be worth a visit.

buzz819 buzz819 12:59 pm 01 Aug 12

I like Dr Watch in Petrie Plaza, fantastic bloke, great to deal with.

I dropped in a watch, a service is about $300 for a modern watch, so I’m guessing it will be a bit more for yours.

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