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


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


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


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