Birkett Watches

Expert watch repair, servicing and restoration

From changing a battery, to complete restoration of vintage timepieces.
Choose Adelaide's most experienced and comprehensively equipped watchmakers for exceptional quality and friendly service.

Established 1999

Watch Repair and Servicing

State of the art technology, traditional craftsmanship

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  • Scheduled maintenance servicing
  • Water resistance and high altitude pressure testing
  • Watch crystal (glass) replacement
  • Battery replacement on all models of watches
  • Watch band replacement and adjustment
  • Pocket watch restoration
  • Stem and crown replacement
  • Repair and refinishing of watch cases and watchbands
  • Seal and gasket replacement
  • Quartz watch servicing and movement replacement
  • Cleaning, oiling and timing adjustments for watch movements
  • Fabrication of obsolete and impossible to find parts
  • Inert gas filling
  • Mechanical watch servicing & overhauling including all complications and movement types

Watch battery changes and watchband adjustments can usually be performed while you wait. Quotes are nearly always free, and always no obligation.

We specialise in repairs of mechanical watches, and are highly experienced with brands such as Rolex, Cartier, Breitling, Tag Heuer, Omega, Longines, Sinn, to name just a few.

If, like many of our clients, you are not located in Adelaide, we can assist with organising couriers to pick up and return your watch.

We take the time and care to bring all of your treasured timepieces back to working order - if you want the best possible level of craftsmanship for your watch, get in touch with us today.

Watch Restoration

Vintage & Prestige Watch Restoration Specialists

Watch Dial Repair

We offer complete restoration services for all watches, and are able to restore any timepiece to original condition, inside and out.

Watch restoration requires a greater level of skill than normal repairs. The accumulation of wear over time, as well as possible damage caused by poor quality work over a watch’s lifetime, demands significant experience with a vast range of repairs.

We have extensive knowledge of both historical and modern manufacturing and finishing techniques, and have all the equipment needed to fabricate or repair any part required, enabling us to bring these magnificent little machines back to the same level of function and finish as when they left the manufacturer.

About Us

Difficult repairs are our specialty

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Birkett Watches was established in 1999 by Ben Birkett as an independent repair facility for all timepieces. His goal from the beginning has been to provide the finest quality and most comprehensive watch service in Australia.

We provide watch repair and restoration services for anyone seeking the best possible result: retail clients, jewellery stores, watch collectors, vintage dealers and watch manufacturers. Difficult repairs and complications are our specialty, for any kind of timepiece, vintage or modern.

Get in touch with our friendly staff for more information.

All work is undertaken in house by fully qualified and experienced watchmakers, who are passionate about what they do, and all work comes with a one year warranty.

The workshop is equipped with state of the art cleaning, timing, and water resistance testing equipment and all the machinery required to fabricate new parts to the highest of standards and finest levels of tolerance, along with specialist tools such as a nitrogen filling station and high alitltude pressure testing apparatus.

To be able to provide the highest level of craftsmanship, we have invested in a dedicated jewellery section with all the equipment needed to fabricate or repair any part required from precious metals. These facilities are essential to our restoration service.

Genuine parts are used wherever possible, and we have an enormous selection of new and vintage watch parts in stock, including original new old stock crystals and movement parts. For modern watches, we can source parts from the top Swiss watch companies and many suppliers overseas. We will also make custom parts when needed, and have the equipment required to restore watch cases and bracelets to as-new condition.

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