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


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


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


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