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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:
Western Watch Co.
South Bend Watch Co.
Waterbury
U.S. Watch Co.
Fitchburg Watch bo.
Freeport Watch Co.
Seth Thomas Watch do.
B.D. Bingham
George Reed
W.E. Harper
National Watch Co.
Jacob Custer
Rockford Watch Co.
Cheshire Watch Co.
Boston Watch Co.
American Waltham Watch Co.
South Bend Watch Co.
Melrose Watch Co.
Herman Vod der Heydt
Hamilton Watch Co.
Columbus Watch Co.
Independent Watch Co.
New York Watch Co.
American Repeating Watch Co.
Manhatten Watch Co.
Mosart Watch Co.
Thomas Harland
New England Watch Co.,
Adams & Perry Watch Co.
Rock Island Watch Co.
Bannatyne Watch Co.
Non-Magnetic Watch Co.E. Ingraham
American Waltham
Illinois Watch Co.
U.S Watch Co.
Warren Manufacturing Co.
D.D. PalmerRemont Watch Co.
Newark Watch Co.
Aurora Watch Co.
Benedict & Burham
Cornell Watch Co
Appleton watch Co.
Auburndale Watch Co.
Watch Co.
Wichita Watch Co.
Washington Watch Co.
James & Henry Pitkin
Peoria Watch co
Ball Watch Co.
Trenton Watch do.
Hampden Watch Co.
Luther Goddard
Appleton, Tracy & Co.
Otay Watch Co.
Nashua Watch Co.
Charles Fasoltd
J.P.Stevens Watch Co.
Potter Albert Watch Co.
E. Howard and Co.
Lancaster Watch Co.
Ingersol
E.F. Bowman


WRISTWATCHES: We will consider for restoration any high grade manual wind, or automatic Swiss watch of 15 jewels or better of the following manufacture:
Crown
Mars
Lancel
Framont
Boulevard
Autdrist
Eterna
Alsta
Wittnauer
Rockford
National
Vacheron
LePhare
Welsbro
Hever
Urania
Mido
Carlton
Zodiac
Opel
Certina
Sheffield
Semca
Kelek
Baylor
Omega
Huguenin
Louvig
Zenith
Rolls
Universal
Shield
Rado
Bulova
Hamilton
Duodial
Haste
Eberhard
Exactus
Tissot
Unitas
Laco
Geneve
Harvel
Breguet
Levrette
Excelsior
Seth Thomas
Kingston
Tourneau
Germinal
A. Lange & Sohne
Clebar
Henda
Cortebert
Grana
Gallet
Driva
Arbi
Ebel
Central
Enicar
Longines
Harvard
Garland
Zentra
Patek Philippe
Ball
Cawford
Monarch
Seeland
Aramis
Movado
Berg
Jardur
Butex
Ultimor
Lavina
Mappin
Hermes
PiagetPreesent
Hallmark
Audemars Piguet
Felca
Patria
Altus
Glycine
Univer
Angelus
Orfina
Coronet
Helvetia
Ollendorff
Buren
Hampden
Kurth
Cyma
Roamer
Verno
Titus
Wig Wag
Sperina
Roxy
Kelbert
Tornex-Rayville
Daynite
Schultz
Winton
Continental
Evans
Stowa
Rolex
Regina
Aristo
P. Buhre
Admes
Helbros
Rembrant
Borel Boucheron
Wyler
Standard
Moriva
Imperial
International
Tiffany
Alavente
Gubelin
Olympia
Alpha
Warwick
Glashutte
Marlys
Faith
Record
Jaeger
Bovet
Lang Uhr
Corum
Van Cleef & Arpels
Pronto
Hayden
Ardath
Juvenia
J.E. Watch Co.
Pabro
Friedli
Harwood
Phillepe Watch Co.
Benson
Asprey
Rocail
Harman
Condal
Rapid
Alpina
Kord
Rotary
Breitling
Bucherer
Agassiz
Lucien Piccard
Delbana
Vulcain
Dome
Cartier
P. Garnier
Nicewatch Co.
Lip
Golay
Sigma
Cornavin
Lusina
Montbrilliant
Croton
Baume & Mercier
Didisheim
Westend
Orvin
Fontainemelon
Frey
Touchon
Girard-Perregaux
Trebex
Favre Leuba
Lorton
Louis
Hydepark
Ogival
Concord
Weltall
Niton
Hebdomas
Avalon
Hafis
Chopard
Elgin
Orator
Turler
Uhrenfabrik Glashutte
Kent
Alton
Perpetual Watch Co.
Lyceum
Invicta
Olma
Guinand
Nivada
Parker
Charles Nicolet
Provita
Mt. Vernon
Emerson
LIbela
Ofair
Ulysse Nardin
Octo
Illinois
South Bend
Americus
Leonidas
Yale
Frodsham
Fairfax
Hy. Moser & Cie
Jules Jurgensen
Audax
Newmark
Dunhill
Benrus
LeCoultre
Revue
Goering
Arsa
Dugena
Nicolet Watch
Tavannes
Lucerne
Rulon
Blancpain
Hilton
Doxa
Timecraft
Kelton
Weldon
Ekegren
Ace Acro
Perfine
Smith
Arctus
Mimo
Eska
WhiteStar
Rima
Electra
Watex
Eloga
Wakmann
Bueche-Girod
Gruen
Normandie
Lemania
Minerva
Mar Nicolet
Beltone
Monte


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


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