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William Mansell store in Paddington, London W2

In an era of throwaway gadgets, gizmos and all things digital, William Mansell is a rare gem. Who would have thought there was a place for the self-titled 'Ancient and Modern Jewellers & Horologists’; a place to repair and restore cherished valuables! One would have assumed extinction long ago.

Happily, William Mansell of Connaught Street in Paddington is an exception and has been trading since 1864. Member of The British Horological Institute & The British Watch and Clockmakers’ Guild, William Mansell are celebrating this year a remarkable 150 years in business. Imagine, 150 years of repairs and restoration of clocks, watches, barometers, silverware and jewellery!

Enter the quaint, nineteenth century building off Connaught Street, and step in to the pages of a Victorian novel. Inside all the original fixtures and fittings remain, thanks to its listed status. As a family-run business, their knowledge and experience is immense and has, thankfully, been passed down through the generations. William Mansell’s skilled craftsmen pride themselves on being able to repair almost anything, including premium brands - Rolex, Patek Philippe, Omega, Breitling, Tag etc.

They have good old fashioned values too. Praise is consistently lavished on them for their craftsmanship, friendly service and fair pricing. Customers travel from all over the UK to this magical Paddington store with their precious items, safe in the knowledge that they will be given an honest appraisal, be that beyond restoration or lovingly brought back to life.

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