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


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


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