Manhattan Time Service – Watch Repair

2 WEST 46TH STREET #400, NEW YORK NY, 10036

Cartier Watch Repair in New York | Manhattan Time Service® Watchmaking

Service Recommendations for Cartier Watches – It is recommended that the movement of your watch be professionally checked and cleaned every four to five years. Decreases or changes in the oil’s viscosity could create friction and severely affect the precision of your watch’s mechanisms. If you notice your Cartier watch is running fast or slow, you may need to have the movements serviced.

Our Expertise at Fixing Cartier Watches

The art of restoring Cartier watches is a rare and delicate practice, and it should only be carried out by knowledgeable and well-trained master watchmakers. Our small team of experts uses the most up-to-date techniques and equipment available in the industry and each member of the team receives continuous training in order to improve the level of service we can offer our customers. Every Cartier watch sent to us is closely examined by a master watchmaker and each receives a series of closely monitored tests, which allows us to prepare a free detailed estimate before any work is completed.

Services We Provide for Cartier Watches

  • Complete Service \ OH
  • Replace any faulty watch parts (if available)
  • Check whether the watch parts function correctly, check for rust or wear
  • Assemble and lubricate the movement in accordance with the instructions
  • Movement functioning check
  • Calibration of the mechanism
  • Demagnetize the movement, if needed
  • Crystal Replacement (if available)
  • Hands Replacement (if available)
  • Gasket Replacement
  • Stem and crown replacement (if available)
  • Dial replacement or refinishing (if available)
  • Ultrasound cleaning of the case and bracelet
  • Watchbands & Strap Replacements
  • Polishing
  • Pressure test to factory specifications

Cartier Models We Repair

  • Tank Santos
  • Pasha
  • Calibre
  • Ligne 21
  • Baignoire
  • Tonneau

Historical Info

Louis-Francois Cartier founded Cartier in Paris in 1847 when he took over a workshop belonging to his master in order to launch the family company. In 1874, Alfred Cartier, the founder’s son, took over administration of the company, but Cartier did not gain worldwide recognition until it fell into the hands of Alfred’s three sons, Louis, Pierrre and Jacques.

When an aviator friend of Louis Cartier complained about the impracticality of using a pocket watch for flying, Louis designed a flat wristwatch with a unique square bezel and gave it to his friend, Alberto Santos-Dumont. Aptly named the “Santos,” this watch became an immediate sensation among many of Cartier’s clients, and it now known as the first wristwatch for men.  

Technical Advancements

Throughout the 20th century, Cartier watches offered some of the most celebrated designs at the time, including a “mystery clock,” which featured a transparent dial and hidden inner workings. Cartier was also responsible for most of the notable and “orientalist” Art Deco watch designs during the period. Cartier’s famous line of Tank models, debuted in 1917 but still available today, served as homage to Allied Tank commanders who defended France in WWI.  

What Makes Cartier Unique

Cartier’s timeless beauty is a unique statement of perfection, and whether the inspiration for a watch comes from revolutionary aesthetics or from radically contemporary movements, a Cartier watch is always full of surprise and delight. Cartier’s wristwatches feature a perfect transition between the line of the bracelet and the curves of its watch-case, giving it a comfortable fit like no other. As part of the company’s rich heritage, over 1,200 Cartier items have been exhibited in museums around the world, highlighting Cartier’s artistic background. 

Send us your question

Thank you for being interested in having your watch repaired with us, we are looking forward to your visit. In the meantime if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to call or e-mail.

The following busses stop near our location in mid-town NYC: M1 – 5th Ave/48th street, M2 – 5th Ave/47th, M3 – 5th Ave/ 46th street, M4 – 5th Ave/44th street, M5 – 5th Ave/40th street, Q32 – 5th Ave/53rd street, QM2 – 6th Ave/44th street.

Orange lines (B, D, F, M) to 47-50 Rockefeller Center, yellow lines (N, Q, R) to 49th street and 6th Ave, red lines (1, 2, 3) to Time Sq 42nd street, purple line (7) to Time Sq 42nd street

We are conveniently located in mid-town Manhattan at 2 west 46th street #400, between 5th and 6th (closer to 5th) across the street from Ranch1 restaurant.

Work: LOCAL: (212) 840-0441 Fax: (212)840-0531
Hours: Mon-Fri, 10AM – 6PM EST

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