We Make a Speciality of Repairs
Do you have a much loved item that is languishing, broken in a drawer? A watch that no longer goes? A clock that stops, or does not strike correctly?
At Tribbecks we firmly believe that jewellery should be worn and enjoyed and that clocks and watches should tell the time.
If so why not consider asking us for a quotation for repair?
Quotations are given free of charge and there is no obligation to proceed with the repair.
As well as repairs, we are also able to give free quotations for remodelling existing pieces or even producing an item to a customer’s specification. Once you have restored a favourite piece of jewellery, a watch or maybe a clock or barometer, you will be able to gain many more years of enjoyment from it at a fraction of the cost of replacing it.
We would also advise you to arrange for the item to be valued for insurance purposes as you may be pleasantly surprised!
If you have an item, maybe an old item of your own or one that you may have inherited that is broken or doesn’t fit why consider having the item repaired or adjusted?
As well as offering a full repairs service for all items of jewellery, we are also able to offer rethreading services, cleaning and polishing and valuing.
All quotations are made free of charge and without obligation
We offer a full watch repairs service and can undertake a repair on wide range of watches and pocket watches.
Like clocks, watches are precision mechanical devices that will wear over time and benefit from regular servicing. Even modern quartz watches contain many moving parts, all of which will eventually show signs of wear.
We can service any type of watch although modern brands may insist on a repair being effected by the manufacturer in order to preserve their guarantee. We are agents for Michel Herbelin and would be happy to arrange manufacturer servicing when necessary.
In addition we also offer many minor repairs such as bracelet adjustments, new straps, glasses and battery replacement.
A quality clock is for life! And to keep it in good working order it will benefit from regular servicing just as your car or any other precision mechanical device would.
A clock will wear with use. Over time the oil becomes viscous and dust from the atmosphere will enter the movement causing microscopic abrasion to occur as moving parts work against one another. Various components of the movement become worn and eventually performance is degraded and failure may occur.
The service intervals vary for different types of clocks and we would be happy to offer our advice on your particular clock. Of course we would also be able to inspect you clock and provide a quotation with no obligation.
A service usually comprises of fully dismantling and cleaning all parts. Next wear on mechanical parts is repaired. The clock is then reassembled, oiled and fully tested in our workshop before being returned with our guarantee.
In addition to clock repairs, we can also repair you barometer or barograph. We would also recommend that you arrange for your clock or barometer to be evaluated for insurance purposes.
Is your Silver dented, bent, scratched, worn or just broken? It can probably be repaired and we would be happy to provide a free, no obligation quotation.
Often items lay unused or gathering dust because an accident has caused a dent and maybe a leak, or a handle or knob may be broken or missing. The item can probably be repaired and restored and brought back to useful life.
In addition to solid silver repairs we can also offer a silver plating and polishing service. An old canteen of silver plated cutlery can look rather down at heel after generations of abrasive cleaners have removed the silver plating! But within a short time and at relatively little expense it can look brand new again
We offer a full machine or hand engraving service.
Generally machine engraving is used for relatively straightforward tasks such as presentation plates and trophies. It is less expensive than hand engraving and gives a uniform finish although the choice of styles is limited.
Hand engraving is more costly as it is a more highly skilled and time consuming process. The range of items that that can be engraved by hand is much greater than that which can be done by machine. The range of styles is also much greater and, although we have a style card for guidance, we can also copy a design and even reverse-engrave a monogram or family crest for sealing.