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


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


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