Gilbert's Watch and Jewelry Repair
Gilbert Calle started training in professional workshops in 1958. He has been the “GO TO” jeweler, when other repair people run into problems.
Why not start with Best of the Best, Gilbert Calle. All work is fully warranted.
- Do you need your ring sized?
Gilbert offers personal fitting to determine what is the correct size for your finger. Big knuckles, long and slender, no matter what needs your finger requires, Gilbert can size your gold or platinum jewelry correctly. He is Tidewater’s expert in interior banding and balls to ensure your ring does not spin on your finger. No size is too big or too small and Gilbert will not thin your ring and waste precious gold or platinum.
- Have you lost a stone in your Jewelry?
- Are stones loose in your Jewelry?
Gilbert is the stone matching master. No matter what kind of setting you have, Gilbert can replace or tighten prongs and rebuild them to ensure your precious stones are safe and secure. Gilbert will inspect while you watch and discuss completely with you, what work will need to be done and what costs are involved.
- Is my Jewelry safe while in Gilbert’s workshop?
Video monitoring is complete inside the entire premises of Nathan’s Lynnhaven Pawn. No local store, not even jewelry stores, have more vaults or UL rated safes than Nathan’s Lynnhaven Pawn. For over 25 years Nathan’s is the only 4 month pawn shop in Tidewater to be nationally recognized for security and safety.
- Does your Jewelry need cleaning?
Is a special event about to arrive, or does your jewelry just need a new look. Gilbert is an expert at cleaning, polishing and restoring your jewelry to a brand new sparkle. In a rush…just ask for Gilberts express service.
- Do you repair chains and bracelets?
Gilbert has taught others how to solder and repair chains, so why not let the teacher work on your jewelry. From advanced chain repair to replacing all types of catches, we do it all.
- Do you refinish or plate jewelry?
Our fully certified repair shop specializes in rhodium and platinum plating of your jewelry, to brighten or change the color from yellow to white. We can also plate in 24kt yellow gold to enhance that special look
- Do you repair Gold and Platinum watches?
Gilbert is a master certified watchmaker and will be happy to inspect your watch and completely restore it.
Gilbert has a national reputation as a complete overhaul specialist who is precise and backed. He has worked for some of the finest watch companies in the world and graduated from courses given by them, including Rolex. Gilbert is completely independent and is not affiliated with any watch company. This allows him the freedom to overhaul and repair all fine watches.
Quartz watches operate by means of a battery, and they usually do not require service to the movement until the battery voltage is depleted. Gilbert will replace your watch’s battery and electronically test the movement for battery consumption.
- Calibrate/Regulate Movement
When the movement is physically adjusted faster or slower to brand recommended specifications.
- Clean/Polish Bracelet as Requested
Removable links are separated and refinished individually. Non-removable links of different materials or finishes are masked and polished, or satin finished, in separate steps.
- Complete Overhaul
A complete overhaul includes the disassembly of the watch case, bracelet, and movement. The case and bracelet are ultrasonically cleaned, polished, and refinished. The process removes scuff marks, scratches and dents, giving your watch, a brand new look. The movement components are inspected for wear, and all worn or rusted stationary or movement parts are replaced with genuine replacement parts. The movement is ultrasonically cleaned, and then reassembled using recommend lubricants. Proper lubrication is Gilbert Calle’s specialty, which he achieved through years of practice and dedication. The movement is electronically calibrated and placed into the case. The completed watch is pressure tested in both wet and dry conditions. The watch is then subjected to a time test to assure accuracy before delivery.
- Dial Refinishing
Making your worn dial look new will add life, beauty and wear-ability to a classic vintage watch. We specialize in replicating the design of the original dial. Then the raised markers are removed and replaced or replated if necessary. The dial is personally inspected by artisans who Mr. Calle has worked with for many years.
- How much does all this cost?
Gilbert is a perfectionist. He is only happy when his customers are happy. Please call and make an appointment , so he can personally inspect and give you a complete cost of what ever services you require.