Watch Engraving

Engraving a wristwatch transforms it into a cherished heirloom, as well as a functional accessory.

And from a personal perspective, the very first watch that I ever engraved (or practiced on) was my Dad’s. He suggested I could engrave, “Les love Dorothy” It was a Christmas gift from Mum. She had sadly passed away when I was just 11 years old. So whenever someone brings an old watch for engraving and says, “This has sentimental value”, I totally get it. And whereas Patek Philippe watches are expensive. . . there are others which are priceless.

Ideal for Any Milestone

Perfect for birthdays, anniversaries, retirements, or as a token of appreciation. An engraved watch is a timeless gift (pardon the pun) that speaks volumes. It’s about selecting the perfect script or font that resonates with the theme of your occasion. Or alternatively, someone’s own handwriting or signature can be reproduced.

Can any watch be engraved?

Yes. From an Apple Watch Ultra to a much loved family heirloom. Or a Timex to a Rolex. Everything entrusted to us receives equal care and attention.

Can a skeleton watch be engraved on the glass back?

Yes. But there’s a “but” – All glass engraving uses water as a lubricant, if it’s being done properly. So an experienced watch maker would need to remove the glass beforehand and also re-install it after engraving. We usually infill the engraving with silver or gold wax on the glass back as well, for better visibility. Sometimes, the metal on the back of a skeleton watch has enough space. Or it can be engraved on the edge of the watch case.

How long does the engraving process take?

The process can vary, but it typically takes a few days. If we’re able to do same day, we will with pleasure.

Can you engrave on the strap or bracelet of the watch?

Yes, but not on leather. Engraving is usually done on the watch case. Engraving on metal straps or bracelets can be done, depending on the available space. We can also engrave the casing side, and metal clasps as well as inside casing of pocket watches.

The Guild of Master Craftsmen

John thank you ever so much for engraving my mum’s watch yesterday at such short notice. It is truly beautiful and has made the watch extra special!! You really are the best! Between me and my family you have engraved many things over the years and the detail is just the best we have ever seen!!! #truemaster at your craft!
Zoe Heydon

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