At ERIC A. BIRD we are able to handle most types of watch and jewellery repair.
We carry out hundreds of minor repairs in house each week, these include the fitting of watch batteries to most brands of watch, replacement of watch glasses, stems & buttons (winders), bracelets and straps (fitting and adjusting). Some watch servicing is done in house but due to the volume of other work the majority of servicing and in particular mechanical and high value watches are sent to specialist repairers. Estimates supplied by specialist repair companies are likely to attract postal & handling charges should their estimate not be accepted.
Watch Battery Replacement
The current charge for supplying and fitting a replacement watch battery is £7.00. This is offered as a same day service on most types of battery opperated watches. We ask for a minimum of thirty minutes to carry out a battery replacement however this my increase during busy periods. We do not offer water-resistance testing on-site. We recommend that specialist and dive watches are returned to the manufacturer if a water-resitance pressure testing is required.
The vast majority of our jewellery repairs are carried out in house by Tony Hurt; a self employed practical jeweller working on our premises. Due to the volume of work an out worker is also used for some repairs and some of our larger commission work. We keep a good stock of jewellery findings which are used to carry out quick on the spot repairs for jobs that don’t need to go into the workshop.
Pearl & Bead Threading
In an emergency it is possible for us to rethread pearls and beads in-house, however because of the volume of repairs we handle it is usual for us to send this type of work to a specialist firm once a week.
This service is offered as an add-on for the personalisation of watches or items of jewellery purchased from our shop. We offer two types of engraving; Machine engraving which is suitable for watch backs, trophies, tankards, flasks etc. We also offer a hand engraving service. This is a much more specialised art form and the type of engraving used on precious metals; the cut is deeper and much more pleasing to the eye. All hand engraving is sent to a specialist workshop in Birmingham, whereas machine engraving is done on-site. We are unable to offer a glass engraving service at present.
We have contacts in the trade who carry out electroplating in silver and gold. Every job is individual therefore a good photograph along with dimensions of the object are required for us to obtain an initial estimate.
For further information please contact us.
You can call us on 01522 520977 or
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