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


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


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