© 2018 Andrew Howe - Time Pocket Watches - Tyne and Wear

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 from the late 19th to mid 20th centuries. 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 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+% 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 men's 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 can supply and fit pocket watch crystals in mineral glass or acrylic. 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:-

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I only sell men's pocket watches. I occasionally 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 rolled gold Albert chains that I have subtly aged using a personally developed process. This permanently gives an aged look that matches vintage or antique pocket watches, particularly those with cases made by Dennison.

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.

£100 Full Service - Strip down, Ultrasonic tank clean, inspection, reassemble, replace mainspring, oiled, tested and timed.

£75 Full Service - As above but for returning service customers.

£50 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.

How Do I Place An Order?

 

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.

Important! Please do not send payments (PayPal, bank transfer or any other electronic means) without a prior agreement in writing from Time Pocket Watches. Monies sent for any service or product without an agreement will be refunded and incur a 20% administration and handling fee.

Warranty

All of my antique & vintage watches are fully serviced and tested before they are listed for sale. Each watch has a 1 year return to base warranty for repair or replacement. You also have a 14 day return and refund period from the day it arrives with you.

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

 

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 2kg) or Other courier up to 72 hour service (over 2 kg). Albert chains are sent 1st class recorded.

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

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

  • We accept no responsibility for goods delayed due to the services of Royal Mail or Parcelforce.

 

​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. You also have a 1 year warranty to cover repair or replacement.

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 should last the life of the watch if not abused or suffer from a fault arising from the manufacturing process.

 

NEWS

Low Stock

November 13, 2019

Apologies for the low stock levels. This is a busy time of year and my watches tend to sell rather fast. Trying to keep up with demand yet provide a quality timepiece means I inevitably run out of stock as I will not rush out sub par work.

Andy

Trustpilot

December 04, 2018

If you are happy with the service I have provided, why not add a review to trustpilot. It would be much appreciated.

https://www.trustpilot.com/evaluate/timepocketwatches.com

Custom orders

July 04, 2018

SOLD, special order. If you have specific requirements, I am more than happy to try and meet your needs. Custom orders welcome.

Extended Warranty

July 15, 2017

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

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