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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:
Aurora Watch Co.
Cornell Watch Co
Cheshire Watch Co.
Appleton, Tracy & Co.
Herman Vod der Heydt
Rockford Watch Co.
Lancaster Watch Co.
Warren Manufacturing Co.
Washington Watch Co.
Charles Fasoltd
Rock Island Watch Co.
Wichita Watch Co.
Non-Magnetic Watch Co.E. Ingraham
Appleton watch Co.
Waterbury
Hamilton Watch Co.
Freeport Watch Co.
Auburndale Watch Co.
South Bend Watch Co.
American Waltham Watch Co.
Otay Watch Co.
Nashua Watch Co.
B.D. Bingham
Luther Goddard
Fitchburg Watch bo.
Potter Albert Watch Co.
Independent Watch Co.
U.S Watch Co.
Mosart Watch Co.
Western Watch Co.
American Waltham
Manhatten Watch Co.
Trenton Watch do.
New England Watch Co.,
Peoria Watch co
Watch Co.
George Reed
D.D. PalmerRemont Watch Co.
U.S. Watch Co.
National Watch Co.
Thomas Harland
James & Henry Pitkin
E.F. Bowman
Bannatyne Watch Co.
South Bend Watch Co.
Jacob Custer
Melrose Watch Co.
W.E. Harper
Illinois Watch Co.
American Repeating Watch Co.
J.P.Stevens Watch Co.
Adams & Perry Watch Co.
New York Watch Co.
Ingersol
Benedict & Burham
E. Howard and Co.
Columbus Watch Co.
Newark Watch Co.
Seth Thomas Watch do.
Boston Watch Co.
Ball Watch Co.
Hampden 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:
Fontainemelon
Henda
Americus
Hebdomas
Germinal
LeCoultre
Parker
Doxa
Rado
WhiteStar
Opel
Faith
Grana
Nicolet Watch
Hever
Bueche-Girod
Audax
Verno
Gubelin
Omega
Aramis
Lorton
Asprey
Continental
Urania
Coronet
Rolls
PiagetPreesent
Corum
Daynite
Frodsham
Hamilton
Charles Nicolet
Turler
Delbana
Guinand
Elgin
Wakmann
Friedli
Agassiz
Eloga
Schultz
Seth Thomas
P. Garnier
Glashutte
Kelton
Kurth
Wig Wag
Lip
Olympia
Phillepe Watch Co.
Glycine
Arsa
Berg
Yale
Orfina
Arctus
Rocail
Concord
Central
Invicta
J.E. Watch Co.
Titus
Lancel
Bucherer
Sheffield
Carlton
National
Seeland
Touchon
Condal
Kingston
Golay
Patria
P. Buhre
Winton
Rockford
Mar Nicolet
Westend
Avalon
Borel Boucheron
Emerson
Dunhill
Rotary
Wittnauer
Lucerne
Goering
Rulon
Mido
Favre Leuba
Leonidas
Kelbert
Newmark
Nicewatch Co.
Juvenia
Haste
Hy. Moser & Cie
Orator
Nivada
Perpetual Watch Co.
Ultimor
Bulova
Warwick
Mimo
Louvig
Alton
LIbela
Provita
Kord
Butex
Cawford
Aristo
Ebel
Niton
Harvel
Geneve
Zentra
Certina
Tiffany
Uhrenfabrik Glashutte
Ekegren
Dome
South Bend
Ball
Van Cleef & Arpels
Admes
Mars
Baume & Mercier
Harwood
Cartier
Pronto
Arbi
Ollendorff
Alavente
Marlys
Monte
Alpha
Alpina
Moriva
Jaeger
Harman
Sigma
Benrus
Hermes
Eterna
Watex
Breitling
Rapid
Shield
Altus
Rembrant
Standard
Revue
Kelek
Timecraft
Huguenin
Baylor
Audemars Piguet
Lyceum
Tornex-Rayville
Cyma
Benson
Boulevard
Pabro
Ulysse Nardin
Ogival
Hallmark
Autdrist
Clebar
Olma
Imperial
Record
Montbrilliant
Hafis
Gruen
Buren
Rima
Bovet
Ace Acro
Electra
Garland
Regina
Weldon
Semca
Jules Jurgensen
Patek Philippe
LePhare
Zodiac
Lemania
Trebex
Harvard
Blancpain
Breguet
Dugena
Hayden
Mt. Vernon
Helbros
Orvin
Excelsior
Tavannes
Lang Uhr
Beltone
Wyler
Longines
Monarch
Fairfax
Chopard
Felca
A. Lange & Sohne
Zenith
Louis
Lucien Piccard
Unitas
Ardath
Weltall
Duodial
Ofair
Roamer
Normandie
Kent
Lavina
Cortebert
Jardur
Eberhard
Tourneau
Laco
Welsbro
Stowa
Didisheim
Driva
Roxy
Smith
Eska
Tissot
Hydepark
Girard-Perregaux
Movado
Lusina
Minerva
Sperina
Perfine
Mappin
Octo
Hampden
Croton
Alsta
Hilton
Crown
Exactus
Levrette
Angelus
Framont
Illinois
Univer
Rolex
International
Gallet
Cornavin
Frey
Evans
Vulcain
Vacheron
Helvetia
Universal
Enicar


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


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