Watch Repair

When it comes to buying quality watches, it is not only the fact of the ownership what counts. The repair and maintenance possibilities are equally important. Every watch, especially those that were created with the greatest attention to detail need continuous maintenance and high care, in order for them to work not only for decades but also for centuries. In our article, we would like to cover some of the most important watch repairs in South Africa, where you can take your watch, for regular maintenance and for repair.

Today, most luxury watch brands have a network of international repair and services and these does not always equal the stores, where you can actually buy watches. Although several South African watch retails deal also with servicing, it is not always the case. Let us see per city, where you can get to find those stores that also offer watch repair and maintenance services for their watches.

It is important to know that most professional watch repair services are mostly limited to the two key cities of South Africa: Cape Town and Johannesburg. In case you are staying or living in a different city, you have the choice to send your watch to these jewellers in a postal way, however in this case you must pay the postal fee, even if your watch is under warranty.

When buying your watch you should always check out if your watch has an international warranty. Most sellers should also provide you with a list and contact of the local watch repair services as well.

Let us see the key brands that deal with watch repair in South Africa:

Cape Town:
Trigg Jewellers: the appointed seller and service repair associate of such brands as Baume & Mercier.
Van Deijl: quality watch repair services at Tygervalley and Somerset Malls.
On Time Watch Repair: offering quality and authorised watch repair and maintenance for several brands, such as Citizen, Casio and Omega watches.

The Vendome Group (Sandton): deals with the authorised professional watch repair services and maintenance services of top Swiss brands which include Baume & Mercier, IWC Schaffhausen and Panerai.
CJR Gift Sales (Pty) Ltd. Sandton is the official watch repair service centre of Citizen watches.
Bellagio: located in Sandton is one of the appointed watch repair service of top brands, which include Jaeger LeCoultre, Ulysse Nardin, Audemars Piguet, Blancpain, Breguet, Bvlgari, Chopard, Omega and Rado watches among other luxury watch brands.
Charles Greig: Deals with Longines, Tag Heuer, Panerai, Jaeger LeCoultre, Cartier, Chopard watch maintenance.
Emmanuel Jewellers: deals with professional watch repair of top brands, such as Jaeger LeCoultre.
The Swatch Group (South Africa) Sandton Valley Crescent: professional repair of Breitling and Longines.
TAG Heuer South Africa Picot & Moss (PTY) Ltd Sandton: official TAG Heuer watch repair

Countrywide watch repair:
Forma Viva: this brand is the authorised dealer which also does watch repair and maintenance services in and out of warranty for its brands which include such names as Rado, Tissot, Seiko, Boss, Guess, Fossil, Swatch , Festina, Longines and Casio watches. Forma Viva has stores in every region of the country.

S.Keren watch group: countrywide repair of all Fossil, Armani, Michael Kors, Skagen, Burberry and Adidas watches.

These are some of the key watch repair services in South Africa, at the majority of which you can also get to buy actual timepieces. Note, to keep all the watch care advices you receive for your watch in order to keep them as beautiful and punctual as new. For more information on watch repair services, check out the watch brands’ actual website.
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