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


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


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