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Brendan Hoey  

Intenderemus Placere.

I am a watchmaker of 38 years experience and have recently returned from working in Switzerland, I would very much like to build further my watch making and repairing business here in England.

Please contact me for quotations and information about watch repairs and servicing.

I am fully competent in the repair of most types of wrist and pocket watches, having worked on some very specialised and rare items over the years. My prices are reasonable and my work is of the highest standard since I do not care to do the same job twice and for free.

As well as watch repairs I also make many unobtainable parts such as balance staffs and as you can see, watch cases to private commission. I also repair jewellery as and adjunct to the complete repair of costume watches. Recently I have had some success making enamel dials too.

I restore lots of fine quality modern Swiss watches such as Rolex, Omega, Patek Philippe, Breitling, Tag Heuer, Jaeger le Coultre, Cartier, Longines, Lange und Sohn and many other top quality brands.
At one time I did very specialised watch work for The National Physical Laboratory (who set the absolute time standard) and the Atomic Energy Authority.
I am completely familiar with most types of movements, such as Swiss lever, chronographs, tourbillions, alarms, grand complications, Daniels’ co-axial and I trained on English escapements including cylinder, duplex, chronometer, minute repeater and all that kind of older stuff during my apprenticeship in Dublin and London.

I am aware of the high standards and quality demanded by clients with new, classic or vintage watches, and pay particular attention to the finishing and polishing of watch cases, since this is usually all the customer sees.

Turnround of watch repairs is generally within two weeks, subject to availability of parts and special requests.
Watches are guaranteed for a minimum of twelve months. Two years guarantee for high end watches under ten years old. Watches are regulated in five positions, water tested where necessary and all replaced parts returned to you.
I also offer strap or bracelet replacement, dial restoration, specialist glass making, electroplating, battery and resealing together with other skills essential to completing good watch work.

I know from my work both in Switzerland and here in England, that International Watch Houses demand only the highest standards of service, workmanship, quality and reliability.


Yours sincerely,
Brendan Hoey,

Watchmaker and Casemaker

A. Lange & Sohne
Audemars Piquet
Blancpain
Breitling
Breguet
Cartier
Chopard
Chronoswiss
Ebel
ETA
FP Journe
Girard-Perregaux
Glashutte Original
Heuer
Hublot
IWC
Jaeger-LeCoultre
Officine Panerai
Omega
Patek Philippe
Parmiagani
Rolex
Ulysse Nardin
Vacheron Constantin
Waltham
Zenith

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