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


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


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