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 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. We are a postal only repair service, hence we cannot accept drop offs. If we accept your booking you will receive a confirmation email with our workshop address in Cheshire, and guidance on sending your watch to us safely.

Breitling Navitimer Overhaul

I bought my Navitimer new in 1958. It’s had various services but 4 or 5 years ago it gave up the ghost! My son researched watch repairers and decided ‘About Time’ was the best option. He arranged the overhaul without my knowledge, and my watch was returned today. It looks great and is functioning perfectly. Thanks Sean.

William Swan
10 November 2021

Classic service with a real helpful man

I have over the past years have had work and repairs done by Sean Yates on every occasion he has fulfilled all aspects of professionalism and quality to the utmost standard, He is always there to offer guidance an even send the old parts back and is then willing to show you his work on the computer
I cannot say how much we are delighted to have had him to look after our watches at very reasonable costs Many thanks Sean
John LLoyd

John Lloyd
soth wales uk
17 May 2021

So pleased

I inherited a zenith watch that had not worked for 30 years it was sent to Zenith in Switzerland and I was told it was beyond repair.
I was passed Sean’s details from a friend and the watch was sent to him,
After assessment Sean located parts and gave a very reasonable price to recover this watch into a fantastic working time piece.
The whole repair was done quickly and I was updated regularly.
I can’t recommend him highly enough great service and price.
So pleased with this watch now.

Alan kemp

Alan kemp
25 September 2020


Over the past few years Sean has dealt with all my watch needs and goes far beyond to get the job done and believe me I have given him some challenges. He has always kept me informed of the progress and any problems on the way, always with a solution. He is the man to go too.

Edward Andrews
Bridport, Dorset
25 September 2020

Great Service

Sean fixed my Tag Heuer Formula 1, communication was great throughout the process. Despite lockdown the watch was assessed, repaired and returned quickly. I had all the old parts returned to me with photos of the repair.
I had previously had this watch fixed by a national chain jeweller and it was not done correctly and cost a lot. Sean’s repair was very reasonable, quick and fully transparent. I am very pleased and would recommend him to anyone

Matt Jones
14 June 2020
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