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


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


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