We buy broken watches !
Most of us have a old broken watches sitting in the back of a drawer or that was left to us by a relative. Like most things mechanical however watches need to be serviced and repaired and unfortunately this is not a inexpensive process . For most cheap watches the cost of repair is simply more than the value of the watch ( unless it has sentimental value ) but there are plenty watches around that are worth repairing but quite often the cost of repair ( £600 for a decent service on a high end watch ) is not something a owner will want to fork out.
At Watches Of Westminster however we have a in house watchmaker who loves the challenge of getting a watch running properly so sell us your broken watch and we will give it a good home .
Having done the first year of a watchmakers course believe me mending watches is a very tricky job which does explain why its a rather expensive process. I went to the Epping Forest Horology centre and vey much enjoyed my course so if you fancy a go check this link out
If you want to move your watch on to a good home then contact us with a couple of decent pictures ( front or back ) and we can give you a fast valuation and either pick the watch up or arrange a free postal package so you can post the watch to us.
You can go to our valuation page or just send the pictures direct to me on 07768316371 via text or Whattsapp and you will get a fast response. No need for a visit and a wait, it can all be done remotely.
Even if your watch is missing parts such as the glass or winder it can be repaired and we are keen to repair it .
We have bought hundreds of watches this way and have proven track record in keeping customers happy.
Your broken watch could be worth more than you think so get in touch with us and we can complete the whole process quicker than you think.
We buy broken watches from around the world so don’t be put off if you are abroad.
Find out more about us here
WoWadmin April 23rd, 2020
Posted In: Second Hand Watches
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The Bovet watch name is not so well known to some watch buyers but the company has a long and prestigious history starting in 1822 but its founder Edouard Bovet ( 1797 to1849 ) was in fact the son of a watchmaker and he went to London to study watchmaking ( don’t forget England was the centre of watchmaking ( a long story for another blog )) and he started the Bovet watch company in 1822 seemingly to capitalise on the export market to China ( how things change ).
As ever the Chinese market dived ( 1855 ) partly due to counterfeits ( just shows theres nothing new in watches !) the company was purchased in 1888.
The following is an extract from Wikepedia
In 1901, the Bovet trademark was sold at auction in Paris to Cesar and Charles Leuba, sons of Ami Leuba. Jacques Ullmann and Co., another successful production of watches for the Chinese market, purchased the Bovet brand in 1918. After Jacques Ullmann went out of business in 1932, the Bovet name was bought by Albert and Jean Bovet ( some family connection ?) , who were successful watch makers and registered several patents for chronographs, such as the mono rattrapante—a device that would pause the second hand for a reading while the mechanism continued to run. The company Favre-Leuba purchased the name and manufacturing facilities from the Bovet brothers in 1948.
This therefore leads us to this really attractive watch we have recently purchased which as 34 mm is a pleasant size on the wrist and one of the prettiest chronographs I have seen for some time.
We would love to buy more Covets so if you have one please let us know.
If your interested in this watch here is our advert for it.
Take a look and contact us for more details.
WoWadmin May 18th, 2019
Posted In: Second Hand Watches
Tags: Bovet Chronograph, Bovet watch, sell my broken Breitling, sell my broken watch, Sell my vintage watch, Sell my vintage watch by post, Sell my vintage watch from home, sell my vintage watch today, sell my watch, Vintage Bovet watch, vintage watch, vintage watch investment, vintage watch repair, Vintage watch sales Devon
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