Watch Polishing

Secure, professional & Experienced

Our in-house watchmaker and workshop is based in Hatton Garden

We refurbish all luxury watch brands including Rolex, Patek Philippe, Audemars Piguet and even Richard Mille

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Watch polishing
Before & After

To the left is the refinished Audemars Piguet bracelet, the image on the right shows the bracelet prior to polishing.

Audemars Piguet Polish before and after
Audemars Piguet Polish before and after
Watch polishing
Before & After

We offer light, sympathetic polishes to full watch refurbs including laser welding and servicing.

Please take a moment to view the before and after images where you can clearly see the bezel restoration.

Audemars Piguet Polish before and after
Audemars Piguet Polish before and after

Watch Polishing Hatton Garden

LBJ Watches offers a watch polishing service in Hatton Garden, London.
Our workshop polishes a variety of watch brands and materials such as Gold, Platinum, and Steel.

Introduction To Watch Polishing
If you want to maintain a clean looking watch, polishing can be necessary at reasonable intervals. All major watch brands polish every watch they manufacture before it leaves the factoring, including Rolex. A professional polisher has the tools to achieve multiple finishes when polishing watches from a brushed, matt texture to a shining, reflective finish.

There is a common misconception that watch polishing is unacceptable for collectors but in our experience most watch collectors don't mind if a watch has been polished, provided it has been done professionally.

The major watch brands such as Rolex, Patek Philippe, Omega, Tudor, Cartier and Audemars Piguet will automatically polish your watch when you send it in for a service, as do most third-party watchmakers. If our watchmakers work on your watch, we will always consult with you first before we change parts or polish your watch and we always return old parts with the watch.

We recommend that you don't polish your watch too often, only when it really needs to be done. When a watch is polished, your essentially removing a very small layer of material, for deep scratches, a heavier polish or laser welding is required so it's always worth looking after your watch.

Laser welding is a state-of-the-art technique which allows the watchmaker to fill dents and deep scratched on your timepiece by welding steel or gold directly onto the effected area. Once the laser welding has been completed your watch will be polished and it will be impossible to tell where the laser weld was, this is truly a fantastic remedial technique. Laser welding allows us to rebuild an over-polished watch and restore its original shape.

When refurbishing your watch it's important to use a fully insured and professional watchmaker. Before your watch is polished, it must be dissembled with the movement and dial being removed to prevent the heat from the polish machine from causing any damage. The watch should then be reassembled and pressure tested for water resistance, we will provide you with a printout from our pressure testing machine to guarantee your watch is now water resistant.

Watch Restoration
Restoring a watch to its original glory days is a process that can't be rushed. To successfully restore a watch it must first be taken apart with all of the parts laid out and cleaned so that each piece can be properly assessed. Any parts that are damaged will need to be replaced, it can take some time to find original parts for older watches but we have a strong and reliable network so it's always possible. The true skill in watch restoration is achieving a finish that is representative of the watches era.

Audemars Piguet Polishing Hatton Garden
Polishing Audemars Piguet watches requires great attention to detail and the process is longer than with Rolex because of the bracelet and watch design. Audemars Piguet watches usually take around 14 working days to complete a full polish.

Patek Philippe Polishing Hatton Garden
Polishing Patek Philippe watches requires great attention to detail and the process is longer than with Rolex because of the bracelet and watch design. Patek Philippe watches usually take around 14 working days to complete a full polish.

Rolex Watch Polishing Hatton Garden
We polish Rolex watches in London, our Hatton Garden workshop usually takes 5-7 working days to complete a full polish. We can polish Gold Rolex watches, Steel Rolex watches, and we polish Platinum Rolex watches.

Luxury Polishing Hatton Garden
We Polish luxury watches in London, our Hatton Garden workshop usually takes 5-7 working days to complete a full polish on brands such as Tudor, Omega, Cartier. Please contact us for a quote to have your Omega watch polished.

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Please provide as much detail about your watch as possible or give us a call on 02071268398

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