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


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


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