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About Perpetual-Time

My name is Alex Photi and I am both a Swiss certified WOSTEP (Watchmakers of Switzerland Training Education Program) watchmaker and BHI trained. I am based in Manchester and am the Managing Director of Perpetual-Time Limited.
I have worked for the following companies: Goldsmiths, Watches Of Swizerland, Mappin And Webb and was previously a Watchmaker for Cartier and Tag Heuer. I now offer my skills to customers in the UK and have a fully functional secure workshop in Manchester.

I am very passionate about watches and this is shown in the quality and precision of my work.

Please feel free to contact me regarding your requirements. You can call me on 0844 589 9758  /  0161 300 1860  /  0151 205 0776
, fill out our Contact Us form or visit our contact page for more information.

If you wish to see any references please email and we will send you references from our delighted clients.

Call:
0844 589 9758
or 0800 832 1503
or 0151 205 0776

Email: info@perpetual-time.com



Watchmaker Certifications

British Watch & Clock Makers Guild

I am a proud member of The British Watch & Clock Makers Guild, which is comprised of watch & clock manufacturers, watch repairers, watch restorers, watch conservators, watch retailers, watch wholesalers & employees.

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WOSTEP Certification

I am also a proud to say I completed The Watchmakers of Switzerland Training & Educational Program (WOSTEP) over 10 years ago. Since doing so, I have excelled in many areas of watch repairing, restoring and servicing.

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The Guild of Master Craftsmen Certification

I am also very proud to say I have been awarded with The Guild of Master Craftsmen Certification.

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Client Testimonials

Industrial North Design

"Alex has provided my business with excellent support in the areas of watch making and watch design. He has been able to get involved and advise on the development of our watch design bringing his knowledge, experience and skills."

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Time International

"Mr Photi worked on mechanical and quartz watches of prestigious brands like Cartier, Baume and Mercier, Piaget, Tag Heuer, IWC and also other brands. His introduction to new tools and equipment has proved to be pivotal to a better quality service."

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Wheels of Time

"In the last three years I have used the services of Perpetual Time for restorations, routine servicing, repairs and also as a consultant, as he has a detailed knowledge of many brands. I truly hope the relationship continues for the foreseeable future."

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XUPES

"Perpetual Time have handled the majority of our luxury Swiss watch servicing and repairs for the past two years. This includes a variety of tasks from polishing and cleaning to custom diamond setting and full services for all major high-end watch manufacturers."

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Watch Repair

Our watch repair services include: Hand replacement, button and stem replacement, watch movement repairs, glass replacement and dial repairs.

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Watch Restoration

We can restore watches to their former glory with a combination of: cases and bracelets polished and grained, ultrasonic watch bath (dried on watch heater) rebuilt and resealed then wet and dry tested to recommended depth.

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Watch Servicing

Typical services we offer for watch servicing are: timing checks, waterproofing, dial/case/bracelet refurbishment and ultrasonic watch baths.

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Watch Sourcing

Customer Feedback

Received my watch back from you today. I don't know how you did it but looks brand new again. Wow! Thank you very much for servicing my TAG. Having both my Wife's and now my TAG watches serviced by yourself has been money well spent. Thank you once again. Regards, Mark

I would just like to say that I have been thoroughly impressed with the service that has been provided, the watch not only works properly for the first time in 2 years it looks like new, I would have no issues with recommending your service to anyone and will use you again when the next service is due. Regards Nigel

Just received my TAG Link Chrono back from Alex and am delighted with the work he's done. Full service and refurb turned around in just a few days at a great price. My watch looks like new again ! A great professional service from a very helpful & friendly chap. Many thanks.

Just a quick note to confirm the safe receipt of my Tag Heuer and to thank you for your prompt and professional service. The new strap and clasp are exactly what I was looking for and it’s been particularly helpful to again discuss my requirements directly with the specialist who undertakes the work. As I mentioned, on previous occasions when I’ve had the watch serviced via the official Tag distributor network, I’ve been underwhelmed by the performance of the watch and the need to reset every couple of days, so I’m particularly pleased to see an automatic watch that is now keeping excellent time and at nearly twenty years old looks like I bought it yesterday. Thanks again, Martin

Just to say thanks for bringing my Rolex back to life.a wonderful bit of craftsmanship will recommend you to anyone on request. Regards. Rik( not the dog)

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Certification

Member of British Watch & Clockmakers Guild
Wostep Qualified
Member of Federation of Small Businesses