Solid gold Albert chain
Solid gold Albert chain

9ct Graduated Albert chain

9k Gold hunter with 9k chain
9k Gold hunter with 9k chain

Waltham 17j full hunter in 9k gold with matching 9k Albert

9k Gold Albert chain
9k Gold Albert chain

Solid 9k gold Albert

Solid gold Albert chain
Solid gold Albert chain

9ct Graduated Albert chain

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Suspension of sales to EU countries.

Effective immediately I am forced to suspend all sales to all EU member states due to the current VAT requirements imposed by the EU after Brexit.

It is my hope to restart again ASAP but VAT will be added to the list price of any purchases from EU states at the relevant rate for that country.

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Due to the Covid-19 outbreak I have set restrictions on my business. There may be a delay posting and receiving any purchased item as I am limiting the number of times I ship and the Royal Mail cannot guarantee delivery times. Thank you and stay safe, Andy, Time Pocket Watches.

Restoration, repair, service and sales of antique pocket watches from the late 19th to mid 20th centuries. Free estimates (only postage to pay)

 

Antique pocket watches for sale. Mineral glass crystals supplied and fitted. We are based in the UK but supply world-wide. Please have a look at our items for sale. New items are added regularly so please come back for another look. Men's or unisex silver pocket watches, rolled gold full and half hunter often in stock. Although I have a successful eBay shop I offer my watches for sale through this site at a discounted price. Prices are often 10+% to 15% cheaper here as I have no commission to pay. Purchasing is safe and secure like eBay as you can pay with PayPal who provide the buyer protection and dispute handling.

ABOUT

 

Time Pocket Watches is a one man operation. I have antique and vintage pocket watches for sale. I offer a repair service and partial to full services. I deal with pocket watches from the late 19th to mid 20th centuries. I provide free estimates (only postage to pay each way)

All of my watches are antique or vintage. All are fully serviced and tested before being offered for sale. I am based in the United Kingdom but ship world-wide.

 

Many years of experience has enabled me to start this as a business. I also sell on eBay where I have 100% positive feedback and 100's of happy customers. See here:-

Click to see time-pocket-watches feedback on eBay

I often have solid gold but mainly I deal in gold filled (otherwise known as rolled gold) and sterling, Swiss or coin silver. I have pocket watch stands and holders from time to time. I have new PVD gold Albert chains and lapis Lazuli spinner fobs that I have personally designed and had made to my specifications.

I am putting together a help section to show the basics of operating a watch such as how to set the time and wind a vintage pocket watch.

I take pride in my work and will never knowingly sell sub-par or faulty pieces. I guarantee all my watches for a standard 1 year but often will help way past this point. I would not like to see a customer with a watch purchased from me that is not in good working order. I can often repair at cost or for just the return postage. This is certainly the case with Waltham pocket watches as I have a vast spares collection.

All the images that appear on the site are actual pictures of my watches, work space and equipment. The are also copyright and may not be used without permission. Andrew Howe.

 

FAQ

Servicing & Repair Price Guide

The following is a guide price list. It is not set in stone but I hope it will give you some idea of the cost.

£115 Full Service - Strip down, Ultrasonic tank clean, inspection, reassemble, replace mainspring, oiled, tested and timed.

£90 Full Service - As above but for returning service customers.

£65 Full Service - As above but for a watch purchased from me.

£25 Case Clean - None abrasive polishing (when possible), general cleaning and oiling.

Prices quoted are for standard watch types; Waltham 16s 17 jewel Hunters or Open faced etc. Prices may vary depending on the complexity and time needed to work on the watch. Prices can be given upon request.

Free estimates (only postage to pay each way) for the repair of pocket watches from the late 19th to mid 20th centuries. I will inspect and advise on condition and estimated cost, no obligation. Prices start from £25 for simple repairs. I specialise in American Waltham pocket watches. I currently do not offer repairs or full services to chain drive (fusee) watches.

Servicing and repair are a post-in only service. Contact me for details.

How do I purchase a watch or chain?

 

Simply add the item to the shopping cart and when ready to purchase go to the checkout to complete the sale. Directions are given at every step.

Contact me for details and instructions on servicing.

Warranty

All of my antique & vintage watches are fully serviced and tested before they are listed for sale. You also have a 14 day return and refund period from the day it arrives with you and a warranty.

I am so confident of the quality of my restorations that warranty cover is for a 1 year period. Starting from the day you receive your watch, it covers repairs and parts replacement in the event of a mechanical breakdown. This does not include accidental or intentional damage to the case or movement.

Warranty only applies to the UK. As of the 1-1-2021 buyers from European union will no longer be covered by a warranty. 

Your warranty can be extended.

1 Year extension £25

2 Year Extension £45

If you have purchased from my eBay store, you may replace your 30 day return option with a 1 or 2 year warranty with the above prices.

 

Postage

 

Free UK Postage.

£15 Flat Rate to the rest of the world.

  • All watches are sent either via Royal Mail Special Delivery (up to 2 kg) or Other courier up to 72 hour service (over 2 kg). Albert chains are sent 1st class recorded.

  • International sales are dispatched via Royal Mail International Signed For or DHL Express. It is the customers responsibility for any customs fees incurred.

  • Goods will be dispatched within 24 hrs of cleared funds.

  • We accept no responsibility for goods delayed due to the services of Royal Mail, Parcel Force or DHL.

 

​Secure Ordering & Payment Options

 

You can use any major credit card with SSL Secure Payment ordering, We also accept PayPal or UK cheques.

Returns & Refunds

 

As per the Consumer Contract Regulations 2013,  you have the right to cancel the purchase within 14 days after the day you receive the item. In most cases, you also have a 1 year warranty to cover repair or replacement. Warranty only applies to the UK. As of the 1-1-2021 buyers from European union will no longer be covered by a warranty. 

Servicing

Servicing is defined as the piece being disassembled, cleaned, inspected and adjusted if necessary. It is then re-assembled and correctly oiled, timed for accuracy and adjusted if required. The mainspring will be replaced and the piece will be bench-tested for at least one day. I only use modern alloy "unbreakable" replacement mainsprings, these can last the life of the watch if not abused or suffer from a fault arising from the manufacturing process. However, it is good practice to have a mainspring replaced during a service.

 

NEWS

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all.

Stay safe everyone. I hope you can still enjoy whatever this season brings to you and yours, wherever you are and whatever you celebrate.

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Prices

Unfortunately, I have had to increase the price of services. The supplier has doubled the price of mainsprings and also watch crystals and many other components (mainly from Switzerland). This may be due to the ongoing issues with the Swiss watch manufactures trying to restrict sales of parts.

The price of gold, as ever, has increased. So has the price of Silver which has almost doubled in recent months. This effects, in general, the price of my solid gold and silver watches and chains.

Stock

I have added some new stock recently, mostly solid gold pieces. I'm often asked for solid gold watches, so here you are. 

I will be adding more silver and gold filled watches soon, as time permits.

 

I'm still open to requests of wanted watches, silver hunter, Waltham half hunter, etc. Just ask and I can check my back stock to see what I can offer. 

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Covid-19

I will continue to trade during these uncertain times so long as Post Office Counters are open to receive parcels and the Royal Mail can deliver them. If either stop business, I will be forced to stop too. 

Hygiene is paramount, I always ensure my watches are cleaned with isopropanol alcohol as a matter of course but I am also taking personal steps with hand sanitiser when packaging.

As the situation develops I will take any steps necessary to ensure the safety of anyone involved with Time Pocket Watches and update here. 

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