Clean and Service your watch before shipping

Clean and Service your watch before shipping

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cleaning: Due to a backlog, we are currently unable to offer this service.  Once we have cleared our queue somewhat, we will once again re-offer this service; please check back.  This suspension does NOT affect any service requests currently being processed.  We apologize for the inconvenience.
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Have your watch professionally cleaned and timed by our watchmaker of 35 years.  This service includes is a complete breakdown of the watch, each individual part of the movement being cleaned, rinsed and dried, cleaning of the case and dial if needed, reassembly, fresh oil being applied to the contact areas and timing the watch.

We offer our cleaning and service option for customers that may wish to carry or wear their vintage watch daily and would want to insure the watch is timed and running at peak performance. If you intend to display, store or carry the watch occasionally, there is no need to have any of our items cleaned & serviced before shipping.

We offer this service at the current price to our purchasing customers, past or current.  Please contact us for a quote on the current price for non-purchasing customer cleaning and service fees.  

Please note that this service fee is non-refundable and will take 1-3 weeks to complete depending on our current volume of work. Contact us directly for a current estimation of completion time.
Once the watch slated for service comes to the front of our service queue, the cleaning itself will take a few hours. However, we do also time the watches in the face up, face down and pendant up positions (others available on specific request, those are the 3 most commonly used worn and storage positions), and that does take a few days as we monitor and adjust the newly cleaned watch.
  • Gender: Unisex

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We process a very large number of watches and accessories each year for sale via our website, eBay and local avenues. We attempt to offer descriptions and photos that are as complete and clear as possible on each item, and we always encourage you to write us with questions if something is not addressed in the description!

In each description, we attempt to note the following things:
<maker><size><jewels><setting><adjustments><grade/model><serial number>, <movement information>, <dial information>, <hand information>, <case information>, <misc. information>, <overall condition and comments>

Taking an example of a watch already described, we've bracketed the different sections and ordered them as above:
<Ball-Hamilton> <16S> <21J> <LS> <adj.> <Official RR Standard> <#B651197>, <nickel movement with gold jewel settings and concentric circle damascene pattern, should be noted that the gears on the movement may not be all original however watch is running strong and not affecting running condition>, <porcelain Ball marked dial with Arabic numbers has very faint hairline (not distracting)>, <blue steel hands>, <beautiful YGF SB&B Ball marked case with engraved bezels and blank monogram shield showing normal even wear (no brass)>, <fancy bow>. <High grade Ball watch in very good condition, perfect to carry everyday!>

We also provide a List of Abbreviations that we use in our descriptions, as well as a Pocket Watch Sizing Chart that explains numerically and graphically the various sizes of pocket watches that we offer.
On service-requested transactions from PM Time Service, the fee charged is NON-REFUNDABLE. However, we do offer a 30-day window for the charge-free correction of any problems, defects or irregularities that present themselves during that time frame. Items damaged in transit will be eligible for the full refund pending the completion of the insurance claim on the damaged watch or item. Please see our Shipping & Return Policy page for full details.
Holiday & Vacation Dates - Unless otherwise noted on our holiday page, you can expect an order placed to be processed and shipped out within 2-3 business days, often much sooner. If you need an item quickly, please do double check our holiday page to make sure we will be in the office!

Please use the "Estimate Your Shipping" button on the Shopping Basket page to get a specific quote on your current shipping fees. The estimate will be available once you have added at least one (1) item to your shopping cart.

In order to provide a fair and secure shipping experience for our customers, and protect your valuable purchases, we include full insurance for the total value of your order with all items purchased. At this time, we do not allow for a customer to opt-out of insurance on their shipments. Details may be found at our Shipping, Insurance, & Return Policy page.

We are happy to accept credit cards and PayPal, as well as checks and money orders, for payment on all orders.

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