About Us

We are proud to be your premium watch repair service

About us

We make sure you're always on time

Timely Matter is a business, but its roots grow deeper than that. We are nearing 30 years in Washington, and over that time we have developed a personal relationship with every person we have had the honor to meet. When a customer comes through our doors more times than not they are leaving laughing and feeling a sense of belonging.

Something about Tom Payne… My Grandfather Tom is the heart of this business, he is the founder and the work horse that makes all the gears to the business move. He went to the Watch Technology Institute at North Seattle Community College in 1981. He graduated in 1983 and started a “Refresher Course” the same year in Switzerland. The course lasted six months and he was ready to begin the business the following year in 1984, thus TMPCO was founded. The business started out as a watch material wholesaler downtown in the Joshua Green building located on 4th & Pike. In 1995 The business moved up to Lake City and went retail under the name “Watch & Battery Center.” We have been here ever since keeping Seattle on time. Recently the business has been sold to the grandson, Asa to improve upon the legacy of his grandad. The business Asa created and purchased TMPCO with, is the business we know now today as Timely Matter.

Why Choose Us

We Specialize in restoring your family heirloom timepieces.

Timely Matter is based on the principles of “Fair & Honest Work” With each timepiece that comes in the door, we dedicate all our time and energy in putting the highest quality parts and superlative quality craftsmanship in restoring your family’s heirloom. Each and every watch and clock that we see is handled with the utmost respect and care. I hope we can have the privilege to work on your family’s timepiece.


Professional Repairs


Excellent Craftsmanship


Fast, Quality Service


Family Owned and Operated

Expert Quality Craftsmanship

We give the utmost time and respect with every watch that walks in our doors.

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