Restore an Antique or Vintage Watch for Father’s Day
Looking to buy a Father’s Day gift which really tells your dad how much they mean to you? Or want to buy something a little out of the ordinary for the special man in your life? If you’re looking for a truly unique gift this Father’s Day, the ultimate gift you can give is to restore and repair an antique watch.
Why do antique wrist watches make such great Father’s Day gifts?
Giving a watch is always a special gift. Whether you gift an heirloom watch which has been handed down to the recipient (but perhaps has never been worn due to it needing repairs) or buy one of the many great second hand antique watches available, you’ll always be giving a great gift in the form of an antique watch.
It may even be as simple as restoring a watch that your father once bought for himself but no longer wears because it’s not working; there are lots of great ways to gift watches for Father’s Day.
Is it worth getting a watch repaired?
You may be wondering whether it’s worth getting a watch repaired, or perhaps whether buying a new watch would be a better gift. Whilst as experienced jewellers we know that new watches certainly have their place – especially to commemorate milestones such as wedding days or the birth of children – there is also a really special place for antique watches.
Firstly, antique watches are unique. They’re not being mass produced and are often one of a kind. For example, antique pocket watch repairs make for a really unusual gift; there are not many men around nowadays who wear a pocket watch as standard, and so having something as special as a pocket watch is a unique gift in itself.
Secondly, there’s the sentimentality of restoring an antique watch. If the watch was handed down the generations, or even if it is just a beloved timepiece of times gone by, having it repaired so that your father or partner can wear it again shows how much you care about them and how much trouble you’ve gone to for them.
Can a vintage watch be restored?
Yes! Vintage watches are perfect for restoration. Having a vintage watch restored can really bring it back to life. Restoration can include elements such as cleaning the piece, servicing it and repairing any broken elements, such as missing links or changing the watch band.
Remember to use a jeweller for the restoration who is not only an expert in restoring vintage watches, but who carries out jewellery repairs on the premises. This will ensure that your watch is not lost or broken in transit.
Can antique watches be repaired?
Of course, there’s no point in having a watch restored if it’s not working. An expert jeweller who carries out jewellery repairs on the premises should also be able to get most antique wrist watches ticking again. Once repaired, an antique watch really does make the ultimate in Father’s Day gifts.
Ready to restore an antique watch for Father’s Day? Visit E.K. Jewellers in Hainault for tailored advice.
From family heirloom antique wrist watches that you may wish to re-gift for Father’s Day, through to second hand antique watches, as trusted jewellers in Hainault we are happy to bring them back to life.
Here at E.K. Jewellers, we carry out repairs to watches on the premises. Pop in store today to discuss how we can bring your timepiece back to life, ready to give as the ultimate Father’s Day gift.