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


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


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