I am Johannes and I am living and working in Stroud, a lovely
town within the Cotswolds, known as
“the heart of England.”
After my career as a commercial pilot in Germany, I moved to
England, to start a second career as a watchmaker.
Starting point was the workshop of watchguy.co.uk, where Christian, an old school friend of mine, introduced me to the art of watchmaking.
As I always have been interested in technical things (before flying I worked as a car mechanic), I learned a lot from Christian and made good progress, in serviceing and repairing mechanical watches.
In January 2018, I started my own little workshop and began writing this blog, whereby I`m keeping close contact to watchguy and Christian. (2 miles down the road)

If you decide to have your watch fixed and/or serviced by me, this is how it works:

  • you contact me by email and check if I can do the work
  • When you have sent your watch, I will give you a confirmation mail that your watch has arrived at the workshop.  It will then take a couple of days until the watch makes it through the queue, and I will then either proceed with the work agreed, or give you a quote if you wanted one first.
  • if you don’t want to go ahead with the work, I will send the watch back to you – you only pay a £30 inspection charge and postage back.
  • if you want to go ahead with the work, I will fix/service your watch within 2 to 4 weeks, depending on the availability of parts etc. No inspection charge is due.
  • I can not write a blog entry for every watch, but I do my best to write as much as possible.
  • once that’s done, I will send you a paypal invoice for the work
  • when the invoice is paid, I post the watch back to you