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Local Watchmaker – K2 Watch Company

I often receive emails from local guys asking me where to service vintage Seiko watches in Singapore.

Besides Goh Seo Choon whom I often recommend, there is also another watchmaker shop known as ‘K2 Watch Company’ located at Tanjong Katong Complex that services vintage Seiko’s as well as other watches. This shop was set up in 1982 and has a similar setup as Goh Seo Choon (those who have been to Goh Seo Choon will know what it looks like). Shop is also licensed to buy and sell preowned watches under the Second Hand Goods Dealers Act.



Owner was trained in watchmaking at a very young age as you can see in the picture below.


Photos in the picture were taken in the 70s.



Equipments are used to service watches.
Here’s one for regulating watches.



And here’s one for cleaning watch movement.



Here’s a customer’s 6105 being serviced.
I wonder who is the lucky owner of this beautiful watch.


Here’s a LNOS 6117 Navigator Timer waiting to be serviced.


Shop also has donor watches on standby in case you bring your
precious watch in for servicing. Here’s a beat up 6309.


More donor watches.


Exploded movement pictures are used to help customers
understand the problems with their watches.


High quality watchmaking supplies used to service your watch.


You can change your watch batteries here as well.

Shop stocks various types watch parts and accessories including some rare items.


Various types of Seiko crystals.

 

Seiko parts including diver hands, bezel as well as
a rare chronograph bezel and inner bezel (NOS).


Rare Rolex parts including crowns, mainsprings and wheels, etc.



Rolex and Omega dials.


Here, you will also find a small collection of BNIB Seiko and Casio watches. In fact, this shop is Seiko dealer.


BNIB Seiko watches

BNIB Casio watches


Various types of Seiko diver straps.


Seiko, Casio wall clocks and alarm clocks.


A big and nice looking Seiko wall clock.


NOS Octo wall clock that looks like a wrist watch.


As a second hand dealer, shop has some second hand watches on display.


Here are some affordable vintage watches.
Expensive ones are kept in the safe. You need to ask when you are there.

Besides watches, you will also find various watch straps and accessories here.


Zulu style and various types of silicon straps.


It’s a small shop but you will find big items like these as well.


Watch winder. List price SGD520.00


Leather watch box. List price: SGD100.00 (watches not included)

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56 responses to “Local Watchmaker – K2 Watch Company

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  2. Joe 08/03/2011 at 11:32 am

    Hi guys, I was introduce to K2 by a SWXer (SEIKO Guru).
    K2 Goh had serviced 4-watches for me …. All running good & well.
    I’ve recommend K2 to other friends. He’s doing a good job.

    Joe Wcamper

  3. Bruce Co 21/03/2011 at 12:24 am

    Hi,

    I’m looking for a Seiko BFS and I see in the picture above that K2 has ome, I wonder if you can provide me with their email? Thanks.

  4. Patrick 29/05/2011 at 9:54 am

    Have a Seiko Sportura Honda Racing Team Watch…Band (B22) is breaking. Can you help?

    Thanks,
    Patrick

  5. Ryu 29/05/2011 at 8:24 pm

    Hi was wondering, will you recommend K2/ Goh over Thong Sia if I want to service a 90-ish 5m43 Seiko Kinetic? Haven’t been to Thong Sia before and don’t know if they are any good.

  6. kevin 20/06/2011 at 7:19 pm

    Hi
    Do K2 have its own website? Do they also import japan domestic models?.

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  8. whitebird 07/11/2011 at 3:02 pm

    Don’t know if someone can convey this to Mr Goh of K2, but in August 2010, he did a battery change for my Seiko SBQJ015 (8F56 (quartz perpetrual calendar)), and set the year wrongly. I told him on the spot that it was wrong, according to the Seiko manual which I brought along and showed him, but he refused to follow the manual, he showed me the hand-drawn instructions that he said a watchmaker gave to him. (posted on WUS here: http://forums.watchuseek.com/f21/my-8f56-sbqj015-low-batt-2-years-advertised-10-year-battery-429182.html#post3235192 )He told me to come back to him in March 2011 in case it turned out that he was mistaken. Well, on 1 March 2011, the watch did indeed display “29”, as I expected. I went to Thong Sia instead, and they did set the year according to the manual.

  9. constantine 10/06/2012 at 6:04 am

    I m looking for president bracelet 22mm
    for seiko skx007
    thanks

  10. Robert 21/07/2012 at 8:28 pm

    i m looking for a rolex main spring ref. 1602 cal. 4112 can you help me please ?

  11. MIKER 01/12/2012 at 9:13 pm

    I visted K2 , Mr Goh is busy guy . He gets alot of work repairing & servicing Seiko watches , alot of the work he gets is from happy repeat customers .
    Since i was visting his store i purchased a Seiko wall clock , Mr Goh comes highly recommended by many Singaporean locals .

    MIKER

  12. Syaiful 09/12/2012 at 8:49 pm

    Hi, Is mr Goh able to help me out with the fixing of suppa adapters to my autozilla? I’m having a hard time unscrewing the screws. Thanks!

  13. Wesley 13/12/2012 at 10:56 am

    Hi Yeoman,

    I need to send my Seiko 6138-0011 for a overhaul. Is it possible to get a quotation from Mr. Goh and send it to my mail?

    I look forward to hearing from you soon.

    Thanks,
    Wesley

    • Yeoman 13/12/2012 at 3:56 pm

      Hi Wesley,

      Unfortunately, Mr. Goh does not take jobs from overseas. Please try Jack at IWW or Randall Benson.

      Best regards,
      Thomas

      • Wesley 13/12/2012 at 11:09 pm

        Hi Thomas,

        Thanks for your response. I will be going back to Singapore soon. Can you please check with Mr. Goh.

        Thanks,
        Wesley

      • Yeoman 17/12/2012 at 2:40 pm

        You want to mail the watch to him for servicing and collect it when you are here?

      • Wesley 17/12/2012 at 9:39 pm

        Hi Yeoman,

        Thanks again for your response. I will be coming back to Singapore for work early 2013, so I think it’s better to bring the watch to Mr. Goh when I return to Singapore.

        I just want to know roughly how much the overhaul or service fee for my Seiko 6138-0011 (aka “UFO”). I also have other old Seiko watches needed some work to be done but the “UFO” is my priority.

        Can you please email me the overhaul or service fee for the “UFO” once you get the quotation from Mr. Goh? Thanks a lot.

        Best regards,
        Wesley

      • Yeoman 18/12/2012 at 10:04 am

        I will check with him when I visit him this week.

      • Wesley 18/12/2012 at 12:34 pm

        Hi Yeoman,

        Thanks in advance,

        Best regards,
        Wesley

      • Yeoman 21/12/2012 at 9:46 am

        Hi Wesley,

        Mr. Goh told me his has a number of jobs on hand at the moment. It is best to visit him after the Chinese New Year. He did not give me any price indication. Sorry about that.

        Best regards,
        Thomas

  14. Michael Tung 15/02/2013 at 9:36 pm

    Hi
    May I know do Mr Goh repair and service omega watch? Thank you

  15. alan 26/02/2013 at 4:42 pm

    Dear Yeoman,

    May i know is there a way to put on steel braclet for Seiko Riki Y675 Mechnical watch? the original leather strap is too fragile as it’s got torn off from the lug just for using a year.

    • Yeoman 05/03/2013 at 9:49 am

      Any straight end steel bracelet with the correct width would fit. However, it looks odd on the Riki IMO. Best is to get a replacement strap.

  16. Bernard 05/03/2013 at 9:44 am

    Hi,
    may i know if Mr Goh service Tag heuer watch and estimated what is the charges?

    thanks.

  17. Paul 29/05/2013 at 10:25 am

    Hi

    Do you know if anyone does installation of sapphire crystal glass on a skx007? (either they have the glass or i can purchase one from the web). And would they be able to do a pressure test as well after installation as i would like to use the watch to actually dive.

    Thanks

  18. ZHI HUI 09/06/2013 at 12:29 am

    Hi
    May i know if Mr Goh do sell the striped colours nato strap or he only have the classic one’s?
    Hope to hear from you soon.
    Thank you .

  19. farid 22/06/2013 at 2:36 pm

    hi, do you post seiko presidential bracelet to kuala lumpur? to fit 7s26. thanks in advance

  20. Tchan 23/06/2013 at 9:33 pm

    Hi does k2 service replicas? I’m based in spore

  21. Marbeck 31/07/2013 at 3:58 am

    Hi, I’m looking for a seiko srp043, of you have some pointers I will appreciate them.
    I also need a signed crown for a 6217 diver.
    Cheers from Perú
    Martín

  22. Dirk 02/10/2013 at 1:25 am

    Hi!
    Can you (or anyone) tell me the brand and model-name or item-number of the big stitched leather and, that was shown on the 2010 photo-post of the SARB017 ?

    Greetings from Germany
    Dirk

  23. David 18/11/2013 at 12:42 am

    Hi I’m looking for an oversized seiko wall clock. I think I saw it in one of your pics. Is it still on sale? Thanks

    David

  24. kelvinhe 23/11/2013 at 9:29 pm

    Hi yeoman,

    i’m trying to get my vintage bulova accutron checked, fixed and change of batt, are you aware if Mr goh does repairs for bulova ? cuz i’ve been to 1 or 2 shops which they do not dare to service for me.

    Rgds,
    Kelvin

  25. Keith 08/12/2013 at 10:12 am

    Bro, can recommend the simplest way to remove scratches on seiko wrist band? Tks.

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  27. Anne chng 31/01/2014 at 4:28 pm

    Hi Yeoman (cute name!)
    2 questions for Mr Goh. Of K2

    Q1 : My bro has a very old rolex watch, abt 30 yrs old and there are two missing links on the
    bracelet , the crown is not working plus the watch is in terrible condition , ( ie based on my
    limited superb knowledge of watches). Any change that Mr Goh can fix it?

    Q2 : I have lady solid gold date just watch model 69178 and I need an original bezel to replace the
    my current customized bezel with diamond. I sent in to Rolex centre Singapore to have it
    Polish but the company refused to accept it citing that the bezel is not form rolex. Can you pl
    check whether Mr Goh as the part, new or used (doesn’t matter)

    Thank you
    Anne

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  29. Day 22/03/2017 at 7:33 am

    Hi, do you know whether he has leather straps and deployment clasps?

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