David R Bill & Sons has been a leading and excellent performer in Great British design and craftsmanship, founded by David Roy Bill in 1962.
David pursued his keen interest in horology at the age of 15, by first learning the restoration of luxury timepieces at Banda's in Clerkenwell Road, London. By the time he was 18, he joined the army where he completed 2 years of service. Upon leaving the army, he joined Swiss Co working for Mr. Gerner.
In 1956 David moved to Pittsburgh USA working for Kirk Dial, a very experienced dial artisan who taught him the foundations of dial restoration. In 1957 his progress did not go unnoticed and Kirk Dial offered David the chance to manage his own workshop in Texas but politely declined, deciding instead to return to London to raise a family.
It was then that he started his own dial restoration company, David R Bill & Sons in London's Clerkenwell Road, and finally in 1972 the business was relocated to just outside of London in the county of Essex.
This current day, David Bill’s grandson Christopher Bill owns and runs Bill & Sons Ltd, using many of the original techniques that has been passed down through three generations whilst continually learning and growing with modern methods.
Email or call us with your desired service for a full personalised quote.
Send/drop off your watch or watch dial to our address with a detailed order note (or print off our order form) and your full contact details.
Leave the hard work to us. Like all works of art, watch restoration takes time and we ensure every order is perfect before sending.
We are a family run business. Our lead dial artisan and owner Chris (aka BILLY), has over 20 years of experience restoring watch dials. All of our dials are completed by hand, in house.
Our specialist area of expertise is Dial restoration, although we do offer all aspects of watch repair and servicing. We can restore any dial. Most of the dials that come to us are in a very sorry state, some would think beyond repair, but this simply is not the case.
If on the rare occasion we do not already hold the exact design of your dial, we can offer a "best match possible service", using our existing designs. Alternatively we can recreate the artwork of your dial to ensure an exact match, using our custom service.
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