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We are In-Time: a watch and jewellery repair company based across 50+ UK locations. We started back in 1981 and since then have repaired millions of watches and jewellery items. We're expanding to even more, popular UK locations with our latest installment being in Preston. We love everything about watches and jewellery so if you have any questions please get in touch.

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