”I almost stumbled upon horologists William Mansell when I was in London for an appointment nearby a couple of years ago now.
My watch collection seemed to be growing as were timepieces which needed a little tlc or more, Will the proprietor was my answer! He was happy to look at anything without the usual ”oh this will need a full service Sir, as well as the new glass you need” which I found all the big London names would say.
I have not looked back since whether a glass, crown, polish, overhaul, minor or full repair, or just advice.”
But shhhh William Mansell is my secret!
Walking through Willam Mansell door is a time-machine like experience (forgive me the pun).
A lovely business of old – it is a compliment – where one can feel and breathe the care, craftmanship, attention for details, and passion for watches and jewellery.
Any serious watch enthusiast cannot help but feel like a children catapulted in the most luxurious of candy-shops.
I need to quote most of the reviews before mine – well, all except one. Excellent courtesy, quality of service, price and communication.
The problem is that they put me in a position where I will not settle for anything less than their sky-high standards.
The good part is that they are a stone thrown from my office and now I will not allow anyone else touching my watches, even with a long bargepole.
This is the first time I’ve been to William Mansell. I put an Omega Dynamic in for repair and an Ikepod for a service and polish. Within a couple of hours I received the repair quote by text and was also told that my Ikepod didn’t need servicing yet, which was very good of them to tell me. Two weeks later I have both watches back and I’m very happy with the work, which was done at a reasonable price. One final thing that impressed me was a comment that, if necessary, they can make the parts for watches if they can’t be sourced elsewhere. Thanks, and I’ll be back in future when I need further work done.