Longines watch service and repair price guide:
At Goldtime Watch Repairs we offer a free evaluation for any Longines work from a simple battery change to a complete restoration our prices quoted to you after us looking at your watch is fixed so no nasty surprises.
Our repair services include battery replacements, crystal and glass replacements, overhauls and restorations. We stock a large selection of watch parts to ensure your watch is returned as soon as possible.
We offer Longlines servicing, repair and restoration at affordable prices and a fraction of the turnaround time compared to local jewellers and manufacturers themselves. Every watch we repair is meticulously inspected, repaired, sealed then tested to Longlines standards using only Longlines original parts.
Our superior Longlines Watches;
- Longines time only from £85.00
- Longines time and date from £95.00
Our superior Longlines Watches;
- Longines manual from £90.00
- Longines automatic from £115.00
Based in the Swiss town of St. Imier since 1832, Longines is celebrating its 180th anniversary in 2012. The famous Swiss watchmaker can boast a technical expertise born of tradition, elegance and performance. With many years of experience as a timekeeper for world championships in sport or as, a partner of international sports federations, Longines – famous for the elegance of its timepieces – is a member of the Swatch Group Ltd, the world’s leading manufacturer of horological products. The brand known by its winged hourglass logo now has outlets in over 130 countries.
Longines watch repairs In 1832 Auguste Agassiz entered the world of horology when he joined a trading office established in St. Imier. He soon rose to become the manager and the company took on the name Agassiz & Co. At the time, he was producing timepieces under the “établissage” system, whereby watchmakers worked at home and supplied their products to the trading offices. Agassiz built up a network of commercial contacts, which enabled him to sell his watches on other continents, in particular in North America. During the 1850s Agassiz’s nephew Ernest Francillon took over the running of the office. When Francillon took on this responsibility, he considered ways of perfecting the manufacturing methods used in watchmaking in the area. He concluded that it would be advantageous to try to bring together the different stages that go towards making a watch under one roof. Francillon’s intention was to set up a factory where he could assemble and finish each watch, introducing a degree of mechanisation. In order to achieve this, he bought two adjoining pieces of land in 1866 on the right bank of the River Suze, which runs through the St. Imier valley. The site was known locally as Les Longines and he adopted this name for the factory which he built there in 1867. Ernest Francillon took on Jacques David, a young engineer who was also related to him, to help develop the machines needed for perfecting the manufacture of timepieces. During the 1870s, Francillon’s choice of industrial options was proved sound and the factory continually expanded until the first third of the 20th century: in 1911 the Longines factory employed over 1,100 workers and sold its products all over the world.
The technical research carried out at Longines was rewarded by various prizes which gradually gave the company its reputation of winning the most awards in international and world exhibitions until the 1929 exhibition in Barcelona, by which time Longines had won no fewer than 10 Grand Prix. In 1889, Francillon patented a trademark comprising the name Longines and the now famous winged hourglass. Today, Longines is the oldest trademark or logo still in use in its original form registered with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). As early as 1867, Longines was using the winged hourglass symbol and the tradename “Longines” as a guarantee of quality in order to combat counterfeit products aimed at taking advantage of the reputation already established by the company.
Why Choose Goldtime Watch Repairs?
Our repair service covers a range of different repairs, whether it’s a broken face or an issue with the mechanism, no jobs are too big or small for us. We regularly replace watch batteries, when your watch starts to lose time or simply stops, don’t stop using it just get in touch and we’ll replace your watch battery for you. We also offer several different types of bands and straps, for most types of watches.
If you’re based in or around the Manchester area, and you’re in need of watch repairs carried out, then look no further than Goldtime Watch Repairs.
We repair all types of watches and specialise in Rolex repairs, Omega watch repairs, Baume and Mercier repair, Cartier watch repair, Longines watch repair and Raymond Weil watch repair. We can replace everything from bands and straps to watch batteries and much more. For more information on the watch repairs we offer to customers throughout Manchester, visit the Goldtime Watch Repairs website or give us a call.