Omega Museum, Biel, Switzerland

Omega Museum – Biel, Switzerland

Thursday 19th April

"Can you service a vintage Omega?" "How much does it cost to service an old Omega?" "Is it possible for a dial restoration on my Omega?" "Can you relume the hands of my Omega?"

As an Omega service centre, everyday we deal with all forms of enquiries from proud Omega owners and we’re lucky to have a bunch of passionate watchmaker’s that take as much delight in servicing a vintage Omega from the 1960’s as they would servicing a modern Speedmaster. In short - we get to see quite the collection pass through our watchmaker's benches.

Working with such refined products day in day out means that inherently we've developed an obsessive level of knowledge of these beautiful watches and their intricacies and naturally; like any Omega enthusiast, a visit to the archive museum in Biel, Switzerland has been high on the agenda for quite a while.


Christmas 2017 – Gift Guide

Friday 15th December

Give your loved one a gift they will cherish this Christmas...

We've asked our watch experts to pick out a few last minute gift ideas, take a browse and take some inspiration for those nearest and dearest who are notoriously hard to buy for.

There aren't many presents that are worn and looked at everyday so we believe a time-piece is the perfect present to give a lasting impression... but we would say that!

Take a browse of our the best buys below.


CLOCKS GO BACK – Things to know

Friday 27th October

Twice a year we take part in the ritual of altering our clocks, watches, phones and gadgets either forward or back by 1 hour. “Spring forward and Fallback” is the popular slogan to remember which way we will be changing.

When local standard time is about to reach Sunday, 29 October 2017, 02:00:00 clocks are turned back 1 hour to Sunday, 29 October 2017, 01:00:00 local daylight time instead,

Sunrise and sunset will be about 1 hour earlier on 29 Oct 2017 than the day before. There will be less light in the evening.
Also called Fall back, Summer Time, and Daylight Savings Time.



Thursday 24th August

Cluse watches have quickly captured the imagination of many through simplistic and clean design. Focused on an understated but quality design the brand have created a timepiece that adds elegance to any outfit.

Swatch now online


Thursday 17th August

Collectible, stylish, quality and affordable. Words synonymous with Swatch, one of the most recognisable international brands not only in the watch industry.

Since it’s creation in 1983, Swatch’s versatile designs have lead the way and changed the manner that people view their timepiece as a personal statement.



Wednesday 9th August

To celebrate the launch of Radley London watches at our Medowhall Sheffield, Intu Norwich and Cooper Square Burton stores we're running a simple to join Facebook competition.

Head over to our page to join! Winner to be drawn Monday 21st August.


Charity Fundraising – Neil & Shaun

Friday 16th June

We know our members of staff regularly go the extra mile for our customers and it's something we're incredibly proud of as a company.

Away from the tweezers and technicians bench, our employee's also regularly go above and beyond in their efforts to give back to their communities and causes close to their hearts.


Accurist – Father’s Day Competition – NOW CLOSED

Wednesday 10th May

It's competition time again!

We have a stylish rose gold plated classic gents model to giveaway to one lucky subscriber. The competition will be drawn on 12th June so just in time to give as a present (or keep all for yourself).

The watch has kindly been provided by Accurist London. For those that don't know, Accurist have led the way in British designed watches for almost 70 years.


Spring clean…

Monday 24th April

Don't forget to include your watch in the spring clean checklist this year. With the strap covering up to 80% of the surface area of your time-piece, it is often underestimated the difference a new strap can make to the appearance.

Whether wanting to simply freshen up a tired looking watch or looking to change the colour scheme of your favourite accessory, here at The Watch Hospital we have a comprehensive selection to meet your needs.

Our premium offering in-store comes from Austrian based Hirsch bracelets, who have a long reputation for supplying the leading Swiss and German watch houses.

"Owners of precious and distinctive watches will want their watch bracelets to be just as unique and special. HIRSCH bracelets for watches are masterpieces of craftsmanship. Each one is made individually in many production steps to add a precious and unique character to the overall appearance of the watch. Every HIRSCH bracelet is the tangible expression of our claim to make the bracelet the most beautiful outfit any watch can appear in. Our family enterprise, that I have the honour of managing in the eighth generation, is dedicated to the most advanced, detailed and finest bracelets in the world." Explains Robert Hirsch, CEO.



Wednesday 15th February

Following the usual manic Christmas and sales period it was time for our annual manager's get together. Most of the nation may have been feeling good for been several weeks into the de-tox and having abstained from alcohol, those extra festive pounds had been shed and general health was optimistic.

With this in mind to the delight or dismay of our staff and manager's, the venue for the meeting had been decided - a brewery tour.

men's watches

Men’s Watches – Gift Guide

Thursday 8th December

Men are notoriously difficult to buy presents for, so we asked our experts to choose a selection of perfect gifts suitable for any gentleman.

We feel the guide has all bases covered with an array of different watches for any taste.

10 ladies watches under £150

10 Ladies watches under £150

Friday 2nd December

Our watch experts have chosen a selection of perfect gifts, all you can pickup for under £150!

There is an ideal option for every taste, we feel this guide has all bases covered for a timely present this Christmas. Our select 10 ladies watches under £150.



Tuesday 18th October

We'd like to wish a massive good luck to our Meadowhall store manager Neil who is embarking on a trek of the Himalayas this week. The trip is in support of Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice which is a fantastic charity in Sheffield, caring and supporting children with a shortened life expectancy.

You can read more about Neil's story on his JustGiving page where he has already raised a whopping £1,500.


New Brand – Juicy Couture

Tuesday 20th September

We're delighted to add a touch of glitz and glamour to our offerings with the new Juicy Couture range. Available both online and in our Norwich, Meadowhall and White Rose stores, the 25 piece range has a great mixture of statement and every day options.

"Juicy Couture is a glamorous, irreverent, and fun lifestyle brand for the decidedly fashionable, bringing LA style and attitude to girls all over the world. Embracing its LA heritage, Juicy discovers the couture in the every day, and delivers an element of surprise in all of its designs. The global phenomenon is identified as a casual luxury brand, offering apparel in the categories of women, girls and baby, handbags, shoes, intimates, swimwear, fragrance, accessories and jewellery."

Vogue magazine have recently tipped a "Juicy comeback" with Kim Kardashian leading the revival of her favourite brand. Whilst we're unsure any of our staff could pull off the Sopranos style velour tracksuit, we've certainly had a great response for their time-pieces.


Competition Winner

Tuesday 19th July

Congratulations to the winner of our Euro 2016 competition, Lisa Wilton from Sheffield who successfully selected Group F containing the winners Portugal.

She visited our Meadowhall branch and was delighted to select an Ice Watch and also a Casio model.

To be the first to know about our next giveaways or competition sign up to our E-Newsletter.


Father’s Day – The Perfect Present Guide

Friday 3rd June

As Father's day approaches it's time to gather some ideas for that perfect gift. We think it's the ideal time to show your appreciation for Dad by picking a present he will most certainly appreciate.

We've cast our careful eyes over our collection of watches and have compiled 5 options that we feel would do the trick whatever your father's taste or lifestyle may be.

To enjoy 10% from any of these models please use code 'fathersday' at the checkout.



Tuesday 24th May

Win a watch of your choice up to the value of £150!!

We're as excited as everyone for Euro 2016 coming around and a few people around the office are even daring to dream England might just go all the way this year. Chances are we will be nursing our wounds after another Quarter-Final penalty shootout upset, but we're not letting that dampen our moods.

We're giving a free prize draw entry with EVERY watch purchased online or in-store. After your purchase simply let us know which Group you think the winner of the tournament will be from for a chance to win a watch of your choice up to the value of £150. i.e "Group A" will be your selection for either Albania, France, Switzerland or Romania to lift the trophy. The winner will be drawn after the final on 10th July.

Good luck!



Thursday 12th May

“Storm London believes in the cult of individualism.” As an independent business this is a statement that resonates strongly with ourselves and amongst our 17 branches Storm's popularity continues to grow. Storm’s varied approach to quality time-pieces from stylish sports to bold fashion statements has ensured that it is a firm favourite amongst our watch enthusiasts, both staff and regular customers.



Saturday 2nd April

The watch industry may seem somewhat serious at times as us professionals in the trade are irrefutably passionate about the products that we work with. It is however refreshing to see that some watch brands and watchmakers took the time from their busy calendars to put down their wind up movements to be wind up merchants.

At the Watch Hospital we’re also partial to good-natured fun so we thought we’d share our favourite gags from yesterday.


Valentines Gift Guide

Saturday 6th February

It’s soon the time of year where you’re called upon to be extra nice and spoil the special someone in your life, the typical excuses won’t do and trust us when you’re other half says don’t worry this year or they “don’t do valentines” they’re secretly hoping you pull it out the bag.

We may be slightly biased but we believe there is few better gifts than a timepiece, a gift that can be worn everyday so that you’re never far from your loved one’s mind.

Memories of the stressful Christmas dash for presents and the hour’s of deliberation are still fresh in the mind. Not to mention you already used up all your creative present ideas in December and just another card with a puppy on it will not suffice.



Saturday 16th January

A Fresh addition here at The Watch Hospital, in the shape of a military aircraft inspired range with detailing second to none. AVI-8 in their own words describe how their collection “seeks to honour both the aircraft and the untold story of the airmen who have dedicated themselves both in and out of the cockpit to bring these incredible machines to life”. We think that’s a mission they accomplish with flying colours.



Friday 8th January

At The Watch Hospital we are welcoming the New Year with the addition of an exciting new brand. As one of the most hotly tipped designer watch brands of the moment and Watch Pro magazine's 2015 nomination for quartz watch of the year. We are delighted to be introducing Henry London now available online.


Star Wars – The Watch Saga

Thursday 17th December

The Excitement has just about reached a pinnacle around today’s Star Wars launch. There has been debates, spoilers and months and months of teasers been viewed…. and that’s just in the Watch Hospital HQ! Reviews are already branding the latest edition to the saga as a classic and we simply can't wait to see it.

In terms of hype, the franchise has now been successfully taken to new heights and nobody does collectable merchandise like Disney Studios. Stores and websites alike have been flooded with hundreds of products inspired by the film and it’s characters. To the delight of our team this has also brought a colourful variety of Star Wars themed watches to the market, everything from the endearing to the bizarre.


Celebrate with 10% off!

Sunday 1st November

We're so pleased to launch our new website, we want to celebrate with you by offering a very special 10% discount on any purchase from our online watch store! Simply add the coupon code WATHOS15 at the checkout to receive your discount.

This promotion is valid until 24/12/2015