Quality Service

Since 1996 San Diegans have relied and trusted About Time and Time Zone. We are committed to deliver the finest level of professional watch and clock repair services. Our watch services range from battery replacement, band sizing, crystal replacement to complete movement repair and watch restoration. We are pocket watch and vintage timepiece repair specialists.

We take great pride in our professional and personalized watch and clock repair services. If you have any questions or concerns on a watch or clock repair, or if you are considering sending a watch or clock for repair/service, please do not hesitate to contact us at: About Time in Hillcrest: (619) 955-5959Time Zone in La Mesa: (619) 463-5880

Quality Service

Battery Replacement

Battery replacement for most watches are $14.75 and can be done while you wait. We check the amplitude and overall performance, install new battery and change the gasket if necessary. Some brands such as Tag Heuer and all dive watches may require gasket replacement and a watch pressurization test. One year limited warranty labor.

  • Most Batteries $14.75
  • Seiko Dive Watch $48.75
  • Citizen Dive watch $48.75
  • Tag Heuer watch from $68.75
  • Gucci watch $28.75
  • Cartier watch from $48.75
  • Movado watch $28.75
  • Omega watch from $48.75
Battery Replacement

Watch & Clock Service

Our team of Horologists will ensure that your wristwatch, clock, pocket watch or vintage timepiece is maintained or repaired to factory specifications. As all repairs are done on premises, we provide convenient and prompt service. If an in-home service is required for a Grandfather or Grandmother clock, please contact us for an appointment.

  • Pocket watches from $275
  • Self-winding from $275
  • Omega from $375
  • Rolex™ from $550
  • Chrono from $375
  • Pre 1960 time-pieces from $275
  • Clock Repair & Service from $225
  • Crystal replacement from $35
  • Band Sizing from $10
Watch Service

Overhaul Service

A partial watch repair consists of only repairing a specific part of the watch, usually consisting of crystal replacements, stem and crown replacement, battery, gasket resealing or resetting the hands, etc. Over time, watch movements dry up inside and parts can wear out and break. If your watch is not running or running poorly it may require an overhaul/cleaning.

An overhaul / cleaning consists of:

  • Complete disassembly of movement
  • Careful inspection and replacement of worn movement parts (On Rolex™ watches we use only genuine Rolex™ parts)
  • Movement is cleaned with the finest cleaning solutions available
  • Polish Watch case and band if requested
  • Replace gaskets
  • Water test water-resistant watches
  • Two Year limited labor warranty* on Rolex™ and Tag Heuer watches
  • One Year limited warranty on most repairs

Watches We Repair

We specialize in watch repair and watch restoration for such brands as:

  • A. Lange & Sohne
  • Accutron
  • Audemars Piguet
  • Baume & Mercier
  • Bedat
  • Belair
  • Benrus
  • Blancpain
  • Breguet
  • Breitling
  • Bucherer
  • Bulova
  • Bvlgari
  • Cartier
  • Chanel
  • Charriol
  • Christian Dior
  • Chopard
  • Citizen
  • Concord
  • Colibri
  • Corum
  • Croton
  • Cyma
  • Diesel
  • DKNY
  • Dolce & Gabbana
  • Ebel
  • Elgin
  • ESQ by Movado
  • Fendi
  • Fossil
  • Geneve
  • Girard Perregaux
  • Glashutte
  • Glycine
  • Gruen
  • Gucci
  • Hamilton
  • Hublot
  • Invicta
  • IWC
  • Jacob & Co.
  • Jacques Lemans
  • Jacques Lemans F1
  • Jaeger LeCoultre
  • Kenneth Cole
  • Lasalle
  • Longines
  • Luminox
  • Lucien Piccard
  • Maurice Lacroix
  • Michael Kors
  • Michele
  • Montblanc
  • Movado
  • Nixon
  • Noblia
  • Omega
  • Oris
  • Panerai
  • Patek Philippe
  • Philip Stein
  • Piaget
  • Polar
  • Pulsar
  • Rado
  • Raymond Weil
  • Rolex
  • Seiko
  • Skagen
  • Swatch
  • Suunto
  • TAG Heuer
  • Technomarine
  • Tissot
  • Tourneau
  • Toy Watch
  • Tudor
  • Ulysse Nardin
  • Universal
  • Luminox
  • Victorinox Swiss Army
  • Wenger Swiss Military
  • Zenith