My name is Sean Yates, and I’m an independent watchmaker. After a decade working in engineering, I soon found a profound interest in horology.

I am now a full-time, professional watchmaker and have been servicing watches both for individual customers, as well as watch dealers and local jewellers, for many years.

I have gained a wealth of experience over the years, and specialise in vintage Rolex and Omega, alongside complex movements, such as manual and automatic chronographs.

Feel free to book your watch in via my online job tracking system on my ‘workshop’ page.

Sean does only the work that is needed for a very reasonable price

Aegir CD-1 & CD-2

Aegir is a niche watch company. Todd Caldwell who was a commercial North Sea diver designs and assembles his very high quality dive watches from European made cases and movements in his home town of Perth Australia. So sending a watch back for servicing is a potential issue. Sean solves this problem, he has just repaired a winding stem issue on my Aegir CD 1 which has a very rare and unusual movement from the Swiss Mhvj company. Sean also adjusted and regulated my Aegir CD 2. Both watches are now working perfectly for less than the cost of shipping them back to Australia. Sean also recommended not fully servicing the watches now but waiting for a couple of years as the movements in both watches are running smoothly. Minor work or full service, Sean is totally recommended.

Michael Rae
29 January 2018

Omega Seamaster Service and Repair

Sean was recommended to by a friend who was extremely pleased with his service and has also left a testimonial here. I have been equally impressed and delighted with the service provided and with the level of detailed communications that Sean gives to his customers.
My watch is now working as it should after never being quite right following its last service which was arranged through the supplying main dealer.
I would have no hesitation in using Sean again or recommending him in the future.

Martin Jones
29 January 2018


First class service again from Sean this is the sixth watch I have sent down for a service and again fantastic service once again so I have no hesitation in recommending Sean to do any watch service or repair as his service has been excellent for every watch I have sent from basic hand wind Longines to complicated triple date chronograph angelus chronodato all done with same excellent service and never any issues.
Highly recommended, many thanks again.
Patrick smith

14 December 2017

Excellent watch servicing

I highly recommend AboutTime for watch repair and service.
Sean serviced and replaced the mainspring on my 1986 Datejust.
He replaced the mainspring on my 1940’s Universal.
He sourced and fitted a hard to find dial for my wife’s 1990’s Oyster no date.
The latest work he carried out for us was to repair our non-functioning Imhof ball clock.
Excellent value and service.

Andrew Seymour
Macclesfield, Cheshire
14 December 2017

Omega Constellation

I had the opportunity to have my Omega constellation watch repaired and refurbished and picked up Sean’s watch service on E bay, and I’m glad i did. From start to finish the service was first class with him explaining every part of the procedure and sending me pictures of the repair, his whole purpose is to satisfy and help the client, my watch hasn’t worked this well in years and his charges for the work are very reasonable. Highly recommended and I’m glad at any time to support this very knowledgeable and helpful gentleman, use him and you will not be disappointed, first class Sean.
John LLoyd

John LLoyd
Barry South Wales
09 November 2017