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Antique Swiss and American mechanical watch repair specialists since 1987


Thank you for visiting my vintage and antique watch repair site. Most visitors are here because they own an heirloom "family watch" and want to learn more about it's potential of being serviced and repaired. Most inherited mechanical watches were made in an era where the science of perfecting dependable timekeeping forced industry competition. The resulting jeweled watches are amazing and comparable to any science achievement in man's history. I encourage you to click through my antique watch repair site and learn more about my guaranteed mechanical watch services and welcome you to contact me.




I supply both watch parts to the watchmaker AND watch restoration services. Please read my website and contact me with any questions.

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Allow us to restore your vintage mechanical timepiece with the devoted care and professional service every family heirloom timepiece deserves. We are not a production mechanical watch repair facility. We are a specialized shop, unhurried and uncompromising in our approach taken to repair and restore your early American and Swiss pocket or wrist watch. We provide pocket and wristwatch cleaning, restoration, overhaul and consultation.

It's becoming somewhat difficult to find a local watchmaker these days, we know. We hear it all the time. One that specializes in the old mechanical watches from the hay day of Swiss and American watch manufacturing is getting even harder. This by the way, is our specialty.

As a former Watchmakers Guild official, and out of respect for your local American Watchmaker, should you be in need of an antique watch repair service, check your local yellow pages first, and pursue his services first. If you run out of luck there, feel free to contact me. I'd like to gain you as a life long customer as I have so many families who know and respect what their mechanical watch needs and deserves.


Rogin Starweld Laser Welder:
If the exterior of your watches case and case back have clearly worn after many years of faithful use, we do have some options relating to it's restoration that I'd like to detail.  

There isn't a long-term durable approach to re-plating any such watch case with a  standard yellow gold color.  This improper approach that some use to re-plate an  item with a gold color is an electro-chemical process and simply isn't durable enough for standard use.  It'll look good for a few weeks and then it begins to look worn and quite ugly.  I don't offer this yellow gold plating service as it can cause more harm than help.

The only long term durable approach to re-plating any base metal case (brass foundation) is through rhodium plating. This procedure results in a beautiful appearance with the watch cases final color and sheen being similar to silver, white gold or platinum and not yellow-gold in color.   This process requires hand preparation, double copper plating and then a double  rhodium plating.  To restore your case to look new again begins at $200. This accounts for the extremely high price of rhodium ($1650 /oz.) and the many hours of labor involved.

Please examine the before and after photos and expect your worn case to turn out as beautiful as this one did.  Normally, most of the rhodium plating case restorations that I do are for families that have a WWII serviceman's wrist watch made by Elgin, Hamilton and Waltham yet many other watches will benefit from this case restoration process. Send along a detailed description of your watch and a digital photo if possible and I'll be glad to determine suitability and an estimated cost of this spectacular case restoration service.


POCKETWATCHES: The pocket watches that I will consider for restoration are the factories of : Ball, Columbus Watch Company, Elgin, Hamilton, Hampden, E. Howard, Howard Watch Co., Illinois, Peoria Watch co., Rockford, Seth Thomas, South Bend, United States Watch Co., U.S. Watch Co., and Waltham.

Other watches we would be interested in repairing:
Rockford Watch Co.
Bannatyne Watch Co.
Peoria Watch co
Western Watch Co.
U.S Watch Co.
Jacob Custer
Appleton, Tracy & Co.
Wichita Watch Co.
Lancaster Watch Co.
D.D. PalmerRemont Watch Co.
Otay Watch Co.
American Waltham Watch Co.
National Watch Co.
South Bend Watch Co.
W.E. Harper
Thomas Harland
Luther Goddard
Potter Albert Watch Co.
Hamilton Watch Co.
Melrose Watch Co.
Trenton Watch do.
U.S. Watch Co.
Aurora Watch Co.
Charles Fasoltd
Boston Watch Co.
J.P.Stevens Watch Co.
Appleton watch Co.
Seth Thomas Watch do.
Rock Island Watch Co.
American Waltham
Ingersol
Adams & Perry Watch Co.
George Reed
Columbus Watch Co.
Washington Watch Co.
Nashua Watch Co.
Cornell Watch Co
Herman Vod der Heydt
New York Watch Co.
Ball Watch Co.
Cheshire Watch Co.
Watch Co.
Manhatten Watch Co.
Independent Watch Co.
New England Watch Co.,
Non-Magnetic Watch Co.E. Ingraham
Warren Manufacturing Co.
E. Howard and Co.
Illinois Watch Co.
B.D. Bingham
Newark Watch Co.
Waterbury
Mosart Watch Co.
Auburndale Watch Co.
Benedict & Burham
Fitchburg Watch bo.
James & Henry Pitkin
American Repeating Watch Co.
E.F. Bowman
South Bend Watch Co.
Hampden Watch Co.
Freeport Watch Co.


WRISTWATCHES: We will consider for restoration any high grade manual wind, or automatic Swiss watch of 15 jewels or better of the following manufacture:
Chopard
A. Lange & Sohne
Laco
Minerva
Mappin
Baylor
Friedli
Kelton
Kelek
Geneve
Doxa
Eloga
Elgin
P. Garnier
Hydepark
Lancel
Orvin
Berg
Wakmann
Kent
Wittnauer
Patria
Alpina
Continental
Niton
Aristo
Hampden
Mimo
Garland
Daynite
Verno
Fontainemelon
Olma
Normandie
Standard
Germinal
Yale
Fairfax
Ace Acro
Lavina
Delbana
Americus
Tornex-Rayville
Perfine
Warwick
J.E. Watch Co.
Watex
Orfina
Orator
Harvel
Borel Boucheron
Lip
Golay
Ulysse Nardin
Lyceum
Wig Wag
Hy. Moser & Cie
Hallmark
Tourneau
National
Carlton
Glashutte
Dunhill
Audemars Piguet
Eberhard
Charles Nicolet
Tissot
Stowa
Lemania
LIbela
Van Cleef & Arpels
Record
Blancpain
Bovet
Univer
Frodsham
Ofair
Helbros
Hilton
Central
PiagetPreesent
Titus
Rado
Patek Philippe
Hever
Sperina
Coronet
Boulevard
Asprey
Alpha
Mt. Vernon
Breguet
Buren
Tavannes
Ollendorff
Eterna
Moriva
Zenith
Favre Leuba
LePhare
Bulova
Condal
Emerson
Audax
Vacheron
Longines
Harman
Beltone
Newmark
Rockford
Schultz
Bueche-Girod
Kelbert
Ebel
Agassiz
P. Buhre
Butex
Vulcain
Mido
Movado
Eska
Guinand
Shield
Unitas
Lucerne
Urania
Zentra
Corum
Seeland
Concord
South Bend
Benrus
Ogival
Parker
Tiffany
Rolls
Perpetual Watch Co.
Baume & Mercier
Hayden
Harvard
Touchon
Helvetia
Certina
Phillepe Watch Co.
Bucherer
Electra
Rocail
Evans
Regina
Goering
Hamilton
Lorton
Rulon
Benson
Pabro
Driva
Westend
Octo
Cawford
Haste
Frey
Cyma
Cartier
Ekegren
Kingston
Nicolet Watch
Ultimor
Autdrist
Crown
Roxy
Provita
Marlys
Gruen
LeCoultre
Rembrant
Jardur
Gubelin
Breitling
Levrette
Wyler
Henda
Girard-Perregaux
Didisheim
Harwood
Ball
Arbi
Opel
Duodial
Aramis
Omega
Rolex
Welsbro
Hafis
Glycine
Mars
Kurth
Framont
Illinois
Juvenia
Faith
Excelsior
Jules Jurgensen
Rapid
Nicewatch Co.
Cortebert
Zodiac
Sigma
Kord
Rotary
WhiteStar
Imperial
Alton
Felca
Croton
Hermes
Monte
Admes
Turler
Weltall
Seth Thomas
Grana
Rima
Dugena
Olympia
Arctus
Clebar
Angelus
Winton
Cornavin
Alavente
Jaeger
Uhrenfabrik Glashutte
Gallet
Timecraft
Smith
Trebex
Enicar
Lang Uhr
Arsa
Invicta
Semca
Exactus
Huguenin
Louis
Dome
Hebdomas
Roamer
Ardath
Lucien Piccard
Universal
Montbrilliant
Lusina
Sheffield
Avalon
Pronto
Altus
Weldon
Alsta
International
Mar Nicolet
Monarch
Leonidas
Louvig
Revue
Nivada


Models of watches that we repair:
Wilshire
Lee
Commander
Oakley
Gladstone
Carlton
Sloane
Myron
Accumatic
Webster
Newton
Longacre
Sea Ranger
Trudy Spur
Gary
Corvet
Consul
Peyton
Adrian
Gordon
Garfield
Sea Scout Sea Skip
Guardsman
Sinclair
Blake
Roland
Halesworth B
Dwight
Tuxedo
Norde
Yorktown
Colby
New Yorker
Deauville
Darrell
Varsity
Steeldon
Pacermatic
Medford
Gilman
Whitehall
Craig
Powell
Hayden
Nightingale
Cranston
Greenwich
Donavan
Hartman
Eaton
President Antique
Black knight
Conway
Rutledge
Boatswain
Curvex
Cyril
Dean
Courier
Haddon
Midas
Bentley
Sir Echo
Dixon
Dawson
watson
Brock
Cordell
Heyward
Sea Breeze
Linden Hall
Drake
Vernon
Hastings
dunkirk
Kinematic
Sea Hawk
Carson
Ristflo
Sea mate
Wesley
Airflight
Kirk
Custer
Guardsman
Scout
Chatham
Coburn
Wilkinson
Argyle
Ascot
Sherwood
Sea-crest
Prescott
Stafford
Putnam
Drexel
Oval
Culver
Ward
Pinehurst
Vincent
Cavalier
Precision
Holden
Grant
Wayne
Bryn Mawr
Finalist
Champion
Quadron
Cameron
Arlington Hawthorne
Orson
direct read
Radburn
Glendon
Carlyle
Lord Lancaster
Robert Roberta
Paige
Tildon
Kevin
West Point
Thin-o-matic Masterpiece
Foster
Montclair
Mayfield
Trent
Eternamatic
Keith
Croydon
Lester
Bagley
Errol
Fleetwood
Larchmont
Brandon
Arlington
Cambridge
Sea-glo
Drummond
Glendale
Harris
Bowman
Merritt
Contour
The Chief's
Commodore
Franklion
Dexter
Major
Gold knight
Arnold
Sawyer
Mason
Lakeland
Edgewater
Caroline
Golden Tempus
Futura
Taylor
Carl
Brent
Coronado
Nelson
Lone Eagle
Spencer
Crusade
Wesleyan
Courtney
Attache
Lyndon
Chapman
Dante
Windsor
Piccadilly
Surf
Barton
Baron
Beau Royal
Morton
Ensign
Norton
Chadwick
Stanford
Marquis strap
Gilvert
Norman
The Governor
Samson
Bailey
Chesterfield
Marshall
Cedric
Talbot
Jason
Brewster
Martin
Brooke
Veri-thin
Top Gun
Morley
Viking
Dennis
Jolly Roger
Chanticleer
Barry
Grafic Deluxe
Rolland Fischer
Fleetwood
Byrd
Cross country
Scott
Ansley
Blade
Howard
Khyber
Barbizon
Sheryll
Transcontinental A B
Reagan
Dunhan
Lawrence
Farrell
Avigo
Jeffrey
Milton
Aldrich
Wilson
Windsor
Adjutant
Marcus
Lambert
Amherst
Allison
Frontenac
Casino
Black Star
Brockton
Austin
Whitford
Airman
Aviator
Murray
Yeoman
Streamlined
Thincraft
Lakehurst
Grenadier
Randolph
Ardsley
Edgemere
Drew
stanley
Spencer
Flight II
Ambassador
Clyde
Gulfport
Tyron Vardon
Enditcott
Judson
Lindsay
Huntley
Golden Tempus II
Cedercrest Chevy Chase
Hudson
Paxton
Beldon
Ardmore
Whitney
Aqualine
Ramsey
Maxine
Crispin
Manhattan
Annapolis
Curtis
B.W. Raymond
Gyromatic
William Osler
Rodney
Fulton
Reardon
Parker B
Derby
Raymon
Berkshire
Seville Sheldon
Secron
Diamond
Lowell
Viscount
Aqua Lung
Portia
Dyson
Ensign
Newlin
Adonis
Mermaid Blue Angel Golden Knights
Citadel
Prentice
Keane
Whitman
Romanesquen Ross
Russell
Glenn
Baronet Beau Brummel
Thor
Pierre
Clark
Edgewood
Chief
Rutgers
Baxter
Gardner
Sea Rover
Cadet
Staunton
Sea-cap
Centurion
Elliot Emery
Stanford
Cullen
Todd
Langdon
Ericsson Emerson
Cabot
Langley
Milburn
Baton
Lyle B
Seaview
Meadowbrook
Lincrest
Andover
Dewitt
Malcom
Thinline
Carteret
Linwood
Alan
Blackstone
Flight I
Flint Ridge
Secometer Sedgman
Stuart
Kinematic Kirby
ipso-vox
Thornton
Bostonian
Lance
Richmond
Donald
Winthrop
Carlisle
Senator
Dorsey
Oxford
Turner
Majesty
First Mate
the Curtis
Briarcliffe
Benton
Warwick
Calvin
Minu-stop
Wellington
Clearview
Yorktown
Kensignton
Livingston
Sentinal
Grover
Spur
Neil
Sutton
Vernon
Glenn Curtis
Ashley
Blair
Raleigh
Chieftan
Eric
Dickens
Boyd
The Athelete
Medalist Wembley
Gramercy
Winfield
Tiger & Lady
Bartley
Top Time
Norfolk
Trooper
Chronomatic top hat
Raleigh
Tempus
Stormking
Perry
Piping Rock
Landon
Sea guard
Dartmouth
Norman
Maritza
Stadium
Oakmont
Mount Vernon
Sea Scape
Ryan
Sidney
Chatham
Andrews
Essex
Pimlico
Seabrook
Sky Chief
Bradford
Captain Rice
Bianca
Dodson
Wakefield
Sinclair
Sea Cliff
Otis
Collegian
Boone
Touraine
Boulton
Molly Stark
Langford
Monaco
Valiant
Kenilworth Gallahad
Mate
Clinton
Doublet
...


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