Vintage Watch Repair and Restoration

Since its founding in 1975, A Step Back in Time has established a reputation as one of the leading watchmakers in our area. Today it stands as the only Laguna Beach watchmaker to be recommended and approved for vintage watch and clock repair & restoration.

From their purpose-built, state-of-the-art premises; A Step Back in Time offers complete watch restoration, servicing and repair, conducted by highly trained watchmakers and using the latest high specification equipment and technology.

A Step Back in Time’s excellent connections within the industry, and vast collection of new and genuine vintage parts, allows them to provide servicing and repair for most of the famous Swiss brands; Specialising in Rolex, Patek Philippe, Vacheron Constantin and Cartier, as well as Audemars Piguet, Omega, Longines, Jaeger LeCoultre, Breitling, IWC, Breguet, and a wide range of complications; including repeating pocket watches.

A Step Back in Time’s vast experience in vintage watch restoration enables us to investigate the authenticity, both internal and external, of all of the watches on our site. And those that are sent for Repair and Restoration.

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Requests for Quotes, Vintage Watch Repair and Restoration

Contact Us regarding any questions you may have. We respond to inquiries within 72 hours with a price based on the information provided.

Should you wish to proceed, you may send your watch to us via Registered Mail Delivery, with appropriate insurance, or visit our Laguna Beach location. We ask that you do not send the original box.

  • Once your watch is received, exact repair costs are confirmed by e-mail after examination.
  • Repairs will only be undertaken upon confirmation of your intention to proceed (via e-mail). Your watch will otherwise be returned to you by secure courier.
  • Watches can be collected and delivered from our office in Laguna Beach by arrangement.
  • Should parts be required, any used components will be retained.
  • In the event that parts are required directly from the manufacturer, your repair may be subject to a delay.