Michael Woods


Watch Repair and Restoration


Michael is a third generation watchmaker who began his training in 2000 via apprenticeship under his father and uncle at Woods Jewellers in Colac, Victoria.

After completing his apprenticeship, he travelled to Neuchatel, Switzerland in 2004 to attend the prestigious watchmaking school, WOSTEP, where he received his Diploma.

In 2005, he returned to Australia and accepted a position with Rolex to work in their Melbourne Service Centre.

In 2008, he became Head Watchmaker, managing the Rolex Melbourne Service Centre until 2017 before making the decision to become independent and return to where his training began almost 20 years earlier.

Due to extensive training and experience with Rolex, Michael specialises in the repair, restoration and authentication of vintage Rolex and Tudor.

Interview with Andy Green of Time and Tide Watches

Repair and Restoration


Michael will strive to service and restore your timepiece to the highest of standards with the use of modern and traditional tooling and techniques.

The process begins with clear communication to understand what result you are wanting and expecting.  Michael offers service with and without polishing of the case and bracelet components for those who want their watch to look new again or for those who want their watch to retain it's life story and character. 

Once the watch has been examined and the goals established, a quote will be provided.

If the quote is approved, the watch is completely disassembled and every component is cleaned thoroughly with any damaged components restored or replaced.  

For full restoration projects, Michael is able to refinish movement components also. 

The watch is then assembled, lubricated, regulated and tested for function and performance.

Michael will advise and assist with delivery options for your treasured timepiece.

Please use the form at the bottom of the page to make contact and he will endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible.

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