365 ¼ days is a very long time to measure in terms of ‘number of watch and jewellery repairs’, and although we’ve not been keeping count, we’re pretty sure that we must have come close to setting a few notable records this year! More to the point though, another year is drawing to a close, and we all know what that means; Christmas is here and the New Year isn’t too far behind. So, on behalf of everyone at Martins of Glasgow, we’d like to wish you a very happy Christmas and a great 2015.

Over the last year, we’ve serviced a huge array of watches and jewellery, carrying our Omega watch repairs and the like for equally varied clientele, and we’re proud to say that our track record for success hasn’t gone down in the least. Working in the every-changing industry of horology is a particular challenge, as you need to adapt to consistent shifts in watchmaking. Needless to say, sometimes this means getting used to a new innovation pretty quickly, and that could well be the case in the New Year as well, as even more developments are in the watchmaking pipeline.

If you’ve been keeping up with all the brand news of late, you’ll know that Omega have announced a collaboration with METAS in the New Year, and this initiative will yield an entirely new watch certificate. Gone will be the days where the simple branding of ‘COSC Chronometer’ ruled supreme, as the ‘Officially Certified’ moniker could well be set to usurp this accolade as the pinnacle of horology. Other watchmakers will doubtless rise to the challenge as well, and we can’t help but wonder whether this new movement certificate – initially restricted to the Omega Master Co-Axial range – will make a difference to the repair process. Rest assured that we feel up to the challenge!

In 2015 then, we promise that we’ll be bringing you more of the same high quality service that you’ve become accustomed to, and we’ll continue to give you all of the latest news and talking points on our blog as well. We don’t know what the New Year holds for definite, but we’re certainly looking forward to sharing it with you. Once again, have a very merry Christmas and a brilliant New Year, and, if any of your watch or jewellery gifts from bygone Christmases are in need of some care and attention to get them looking their best again, you know where to find us. See you all in 2015.