Who Is Ashton?
My name is Ashton Tracy, and I am a WOSTEP trained watchmaker with over a decade of experience. I have previously worked independently servicing many Swiss brands & for the Rolex service center where I trained on most calibers. In addition to my watch restoration, I am a contributing author to various online and print publications which focus on horology. I am also a Horological Society of New York watchmaking instructor.
I operate my own watchmaking workshop in Ottawa, Canada where I focus on the restoration of vintage watches with a special focus on Rolex, Tudor & Omega. I also specialize in the restoration of high-grade pocket watches as well as vintage military watches and classic manual-wind chronographs.
Ashton’s Watchmaking Background
Watchmaker Ashton Tracy obtained his world-renowned WOSTEP diploma in Manchester, England, at the British School of Watchmaking.
He then set up a small workshop in London, UK focusing on vintage chronographs like the Breitling Navitimer and Omega 321 Speedmaster as well as military watches such as the IWC Mk XI. He soon garnered a reputation as an expert among collectors and dealers. His workshop was also the official service center for Linde Werdelin in the UK.
Eventually moving closer to home, Australia, he once again set up a workshop in Melbourne. His workshop was the official Mont Blanc service center for Australia and undertook modern and vintage repairs on many brands including Rolex, IWC, Panerai, Breitling, Patek Philippe, Omega, Raymond Weil, Oris, Zenith and more.
After marrying a Canadian, Ashton moved to Canada and went to work for Rolex where he was trained on a variety of calibers including the 20xx, 21xx, 22xx, 15xx, 30xx, 31xx, 32xx, 40xx and 41xx families.
He now operates his own watchmaking studio focusing on the restoration of fine timepieces.