Our expert watchmakers are WOSTEP and CW21 certified from the prestigious Watchmakers of Switzerland Training and Education Program and the 21st century certification from the American watchmakers clock-makers institute. As any watch enthusiast should know, proper maintenance is the key to the longevity of your precious timepiece investment. Like all mechanical pieces, your watch should be serviced every now and then with an overhaul or tune-up (We recommend every 3- 5 years). Entrusting in a well qualified watchmaker to clean, oil and adjust your timepiece and address any potential issues will guarantee your timepiece is well maintained and handled properly. It is much more cost effective to have your repair or service done correctly the first time than having to fix and repair damage from a shoddy, incompetent service job. We here at TimeScape are qualified and offer a full range of services for all your timepiece needs and strive for excellence in every repair and inspection we provide.
Watch Bands & Straps - We stock many watch straps and bands in calf-skin, alligator, crocodile, teju & java lizard, eel, snake and lambskin leathers including high-tech materials such as carbon fiber, Kevlar and Lorica. We offer several sporty styles and dive bands in rubber, silicon, PVC and an assortment of NATO straps in nylon, military, and leather with extra-long options. Looking for a bracelet instead, shop our selection of metal mesh, expansion bands, link designs, and rope styles in stainless steel, rose gold, two-tone, titanium with a variety of closures. As authorized dealer we can order straps, bands and bracelets to fit your SEIKO watch and all our Everest items fit ROLEX timepieces. We offer complimentary fittings and sizing with every band, bracelet and strap purchased from TimeScape. Authorized dealers of DeBeer, Everest, Hadley Roma and Hirch. Come in and shop our selection and assortment of men's and ladies watch attachments, bands, straps and accessories for your timepiece today.
Case and Bracelet Cleaning and Refinishing - In order to maintain the integrity of your wrist watch it is always a good idea to have it cleaned occasionally to prevent dirt intrusion and corrosion. We offer several services including basic and ultra-sonic cleaning and buffing to address minor to medium damage. For deep scratches and serious damage we can refinish your bracelet and case by estimate. With bracelet work we always carefully dismantle the case from the bracelet separately for repair service to maintain and keep the integrity of your wrist watch in tact.
Water Resistance Testing - This diagnostic testing can be applied to any timepiece to gauge resistance to water and pressure with two methods, dry and wet pressure testing. Dry pressure testing which does not expose or submerge your timepiece to water uses the Witschi proofmaster S diagnostics machine. Wet pressure testing involves submerging your wrist watch under water using the Bergeon 5555/98 (to 10 bar) or the Roxer Natator 125 (over 10 bar) after removing the movement before exposure. With all water resistance testing all gaskets and seals are all fully evaluated, then repaired and replaced as needed.
Quartz and Mechanical Movement Overhauls - We service and overhaul most manual, automatic, chronograph, complicated and vintage pieces. With a complete overhaul service watches are fully dismantled, inspected and given an ultrasonic cleaning. As part of this process, the case is also refinished, and worn parts are replaced. Finally, the timepiece is reassembled, lubricated, adjusted, and thoroughly tested for compliance with the most stringent industry standards. Some timepieces feature more complicated functions and may require deeper levels of service and extended service time.
We work on most brands and strive to provide the very best in watch repair and service in Minneapolis. We offer a full range of a la carte repair services and options. Some brands such as Rolex, Breitling, Ulysse Nardin, and Cartier need to be factory serviced to circumvent voiding the manufactures warranty. As a courtesy we offer concierge shipping services. Our concierge factory service will ship your watch for factory repair if it requires a special kind of care or service unique to the brand. Be assured when you entrust us with your timepiece we will provide the best care possible and offer a full one year warranty on services and repairs. Stop by our Edina, Minnesota location for a free consultation and assessment if your timepiece is in need of service.