Lynton Dials

Lynton Dials | Clock Dials and Watches | Restoration & Repair

Who are we

Established in 1974, we are a small family business specialising in the restoration and repair of enamel / porcelain clock and watch dials.

Initially the business was formed as a result of its sister company, Lynton Clocks, being unable to locate a suitable repairer for dials with chips or cracks or other damage to enamel dials.

The service has developed over many years and now provides the professional horologist, collector and enthusiast alike with the facility for repair and renovation of damaged enamel or porcelain dials.

We produce high quality work to customers around the world. We restore dials for carriage clocks, french clocks, ships clocks, vienna regulators, eureka clocks, bracket clocks, german clocks, pocket watches and more.


  • Damaged Enamel Dials

    A damaged dial not only detracts from the appearance of the clock or watch, but can also devalue the item.

    Unfortunately, vitreous enamel dials cannot be restored by simply filling the cracks and chips with more vitreous enamel. The dials which we restore are, in some cases, hundreds of years old. The vitreous enamel used in the present day has a very low lead content and differs considerably from the old enamels.

    Some enamels used then were soft whilst others were hard. All were fired at differing temperatures. Various enamels were Continental and some were English and it is difficult to identify the type of enamel used. In addition, the enamel of years ago contained a large amount of lead which gave the dials a very shiny surface and appearance.

  • Restored Enamel Dials

    We can successfully restore a dial using a low bake method. The repair cannot be seen, and does not discolour with age. We can restore enamelled dials of all colours and types.

    We always restore the very same dial that you send to us. As such, all of our work is a ‘one-off’.

    We will be pleased to give advice and assistance if you would like to contact us.

  • Painted & other Dials

    We also carry out a restoration service for painted and silvered dials to a high standard. Please enquire for details, as with enamelled dials.

    Due to our commitments with enamelled dials, we are currently only able to restore black and white painted dials (ie Dial and Drop Dial Clock dials– School / Station clock not Grandfather clock dials).

  • Before sending the dial

    Please contact us by email before sending a dial, with an image of the damage and the diameter of the dial. We can then confirm we can do the work, provide a firm quote of cost and advise the likely turnaround time for the work to be completed.

    When sending to us, we will only require the dial itself. Not the backplate, bezels, grommets or anything else. If these are left on the dial, there may be an additional charge due to additional time required to remove these.

  • Dials incurring Customs charges

    Some dials sent from abroad may incur customs charges. Although the item is brought in for repair and return, HM Customs may apply a VAT charge, which we can usually get refunded once the dial is send back. However, it will also incur a handling fee and this is not refundable.

    In our experience, it is not always guaranteed but if applied, the amount will depend on the value stated on the Customs form.

    A damaged dial may be worth very little and you may wish to value it accordingly. But if you put a value as for the clock or watch, then the VAT applied will be subsequently more.

    If we have to pay to have the package released from Customs, we will need to add this cost to the invoice. If we are successful in reclaiming the charges, we will refund this to you.

Contact us

07988 712 622
Lynton Dials Ltd, 25 Jeckyll Road, Wymondham, Norfolk, NR18 0GD, England