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


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


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