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


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


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