Watch Repair & Second Hand Watches
Anania Family Jewellers has over 55 years of experience providing watch repair in Sydney. With Swiss trained watchmakers working on-site, we can carry out repairs and servicing of Swiss and high-end watches, as well as adjusting straps, replacing batteries and authenticating your timepiece. Take a look at our gallery below, and you’ll see some of the watches we’ve repaired and serviced, including a wide range of luxury brands and models, showing the depth of our expertise.
Watch Services we Offer
High end watch repair services we offer
Repair and Restoration
Restoring a classic watch is a thrill and an honour. From restoring the movement to luminous dials, cleaning and polishing cases and original bracelets.
Whether you’re thinking of buying a second-hand watch or have just bought one, it’s important to verify its authenticity. At Sydney Watch Centre, we can examine your timepiece and create an authentication report, as well as looking out for any signs of damage or that the watch needs servicing. We offer high end watch repair on site if you need it.
Because your watch runs 24/7 for years on end, it needs regular check-ups for optimal performance. Much like a car engine, your watch will need oils and lubricants to keep the parts moving smoothly, and to avoid friction which wears down the parts faster.
Watch repair in Sydney
There can be a number of issues that can stop your watch from working. If this happens, visit Sydney Watch Centre for watch repair. We can diagnose the issue, and have our workshop on-site, so you don’t have the hassle of sending your watch away to be repaired. We have many years of expertise working with high end watches.
Rust is one of the most common issues we come across. Even a small amount of moisture inside the confined space of your watch can cause a lot of issues.
Friction, which puts a strain and stress on parts, can also wear them down faster. If this happens, we can replace or refurbish parts, ensuring your watch is working smoothly again.
Watch battery change
Ideally, watch batteries need to be changed every 2 years. Batteries start to break down after 2-3 years and with it comes battery acid which will start to erode and corrode other parts of the watch movement.
Sydney Watch Centre’s services include watch battery changes. Simply bring your watch to us, and we can replace the battery on-site, as well as carrying out a service and clean if you like, to keep your watch performing well.
Some watches are water resistant and need to be pressure tested. We can pressure test on site to 100m. Enquire when you book for a quote.
Watch band adjustments
A watch that’s too tight or loose can be annoying and uncomfortable, so visit Sydney Watch Centre for a watch band adjustment. We can adjust bands on the spot, and if you’ve been thinking of a new band or bracelet, we can source some options for you, then fit or adjust them. In addition to high-end and Rolex watch repair in Sydney, Sydney Watch Centre also offers jewellery resizing and repairs, so get in touch for all your watch and jewellery needs.
Can you give me a quote over the phone or email?
Unfortunately not, we need to open up the back of the watch to pinpoint what needs to be repaired. You’ll find our workshop (inside ANANIA FAMILY JEWELLLERS) at Level 1, 235 Clarence St, Sydney NSW 2000, which is conveniently located in Sydney’s CBD, and we can usually give you a quote on the spot.
How long does a service or repair take?
A straightforward service normally takes 5 working days. The watch parts need to be stripped and cleaned with 3-5 different solutions, then re-assembled and tested (automatic watches require 40 hours of sitting to check power reserve).
Swiss Watches are also dependent on parts being available locally, and at times, we may need to source parts from overseas. We source parts all the time, and once we know what needs to be replaced, we can advise how long it will take.
Do you Buy & Sell Watches?
Yes we buy and sell Second hand watches. Enquire below or bring your watch in for an inspection. If you are looking for a watch, let us know and we can contact you when we have sourced one matching your requirements.
What watch brands do you work with?
As a master watchmaker, we work on every type of luxury watch from Patek Phillipe, Audemars Piguet, Jaeger LeCoultre, Girard Perregaux, Hublot, Rolex, Breitling, Tag Heuer, Raymond Weil, Tissot, Omega, Maurice Lacroix, Seiko, Citizen and everything in between. You would be hard pressed to find a watch brand that we haven’t worked with.
How Much Will I get if I sell my Watch?
This depends on a few factors. Second hand watches depend on what is in high demand at the time, the condition of your second hand watch (will it need to be serviced?). Second hand watches with original boxes and papers are in higher demand than watches without.
We offer two different services for second watch sales.
- Outright purchase – generally settled in one business day
- Watch taken on consignment and sold through our database, affiliated websites – depending on the watch, demand and price can take some time