About Us

We are a small family business started by Michael and Elaine in Campbeltown in 1975. In 1994, we moved to a premises in Dumbarton, then in 2000 to our present location in Rothesay on the beautiful Isle of Bute.

In 2007, James joined the business as an apprentice working alongside his father for 15 years before Michael's retirement at the end of 2021. James now runs the business himself, with the support of his wife Andrea.

Our customers are mainly in the west of Scotland, but we have also built up a large base of customers throughout the UK and Ireland, with yet more repairs arriving from other countries around the world. We offer a full postal service to anywhere in the United Kingdom. So, wherever you are, we welcome your business!

Elaine Swift booking in a watch overhaul

In 2010 we were the subject of a short documentary entitled "Time & Tides Part 1: The Horologists". As some of our customers have expressed interest, we have included it below:

In 2014, the same company later produced a second video examining a Pair Cased Verge watch we had in for servicing.

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