Melbourne-based watchmaker and repairer, A Watch in Time, has added glass cutting to its list of services for jewellery retailers.
A Watch in Time owner Kevin Arendse said he acquired JD Glassing, the “only watch glass cutting business in Australia”, when the former owner retired after around 40 years in business.
“I was a customer of the business so when I heard the owner was retiring I decided to buy it as I didn’t know anyone else who was doing glass cutting but needed the service to run my business.”
Arendse said the purchase included “a lot of 40, 50 and 60-year-old watch glasses that aren’t available anymore” as well as “a lot of pocket watch glasses that are as rare as hen’s teeth”.
Combined with the recent purchase of a new glass cutting machine, the extensive stock holding means that A Watch in Time’s team of watchmakers now have “everything we need for restorations and repairs”.
“The new machine means that we can now cut glass to fit any watch − any shape and size,” said Arendse.
“I just want the industry to know that if they’ve got a watch we can fit a glass.
“I haven’t yet encountered a watch I can’t fit.”
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