Welcome To R A Due to the current covid pandemic, we are currently open by appointment only. If you wish to bring in a repair or collect a repair, please make an appointment. IT IS THE LAW AS OF 24 JULY TO WEAR A FACE COVERING WHEN ATTENDING YOUR APPOINTMENT.
We have fully risk assessed the situation and have decided that it is safer for the time being to use the front St John Street entrance only and have a 'one at a time' system where customers use the front porchway only to be served. We hope to avoid queuing but there is space outside to queue if necessary. Anyone who has a specific requirement for purchase may make a socially distanced appointment to come into the shop but please make us aware of your general requirement beforehand.
I am afraid that we will not be making any home visits for the foreseeable future.
Thank you for your understanding.


R A James is a High Street Shop based in Ashborne, Derbyshire. I am a third generation clock and watchmaker, a fully qualified member of the British Horological Institute and I have over 30 years practical clock and watch repairing experience.

I specialise in the sale and repair of clocks, watches and barometers. I head a small team of craftsmen: All disciplines are executed by highly trained specialists in their field. These include clockmaking, watchmaking, cabinet making, French polishing, dial painting, silvering and enamelling.

I offer the quality service that you would expect from any long existing High Street retailer. Please browse my site with the reassurance that you will be pleased with anything you purchase.

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