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Antique Swiss and American mechanical watch repair specialists since 1987

There are over 100 reasons why your Swiss or American pocketwatch won't run.

One or more of it's 200 parts may be broken, rusted, miscalibrated, unoriginal, previously improperly serviced, under lubricated or just plain tired.

Between 1880 and 1960, 300 million pocket and locket watches for men and women were produced from nearly 1300 different movement models. If your Swiss or American watch falls between these years, and it wants to run again, you've found the right page.

Watch restoration is fascinating yet not an easy profession. Diagnosing accurately, the mechanical problems of your watch over the internet isn't any easier. Most watch problems are diagnosed while being fully disassembled for servicing.

Many of the vintage pocket watches I restore are already 70 years old, and are in need of parts do to wear, fatigue, or breakage. Each watch depending on age, model, style, original quality, usage, previous repairs, parts availability, and overall care, demands very individual care. Each watch that I authorize to be sent to me for restoration will be fully and painstakingly serviced using authentic replacement parts if necessary. All work and parts are guaranteed for one year. Most mechanical watch restorations are conducted in 3 blocks of time ranging from an hour to two each. Upon completion, every mechanical and artistic consideration has been a applied. Your restored watch is ready again for daily use, and in most cases won't need it's next servicing for up to 15 years.

In most cases, a full restoration can be completed and returned to you by insured mail in two to three weeks time.

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Winding and setting your American and Swiss pocket watch »

Pocketwatch Restoration

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The following pricing is a guideline of what your pocket watch may need to again become a beautiful and dependable daily companion. The current condition of your pocket watch will determine all. If your watch isn't in poor condition as most 70 year old watches are, expect to pay less. Every watch I accept for restoration is fully disassembled for servicing. Every case and dial are serviced to look their best. Every crystal that is able to be polished- is. Prices don't include return shipping. Shipping, special packaging and insurance cost is normally $30 ($2000 insurance).

Below restoration prices include full servicing of movement, case, dial and crystal to it's most functional and presentable condition possible. All replacement parts and labor guaranteed for one year. Every mechanical and artistic aspect of your watch will be addressed. Please know that your family heirlooom watch will be in very safe and competent hands. It is my goal to become trusted watchmaker for many years to come.



Pocketwatch restoration pricing:

Pocket watches, American and Swiss (1950's and newer): $245
Pocket watches, American and Swiss antique (1910's-1940's): $265
Pocket watches, "o.b" American and Swiss (old buggers) Pre-1910: $325
Pocket watches, Railroad grade grade, American and Swiss: $285
Pocket watches, ladies American and Swiss locket size antique: $265
Pocket watches, chronograph, Swiss and American: $375 an up
Pocket watches, high grade, Swiss (Patek, Vacheron): $400 and up
Replace crystal, open face, glass: $75 and up
Replace crystal, hunters, period correct / glass: $90
Replace crown, yellow or white, period and style correct: $80 and up
Replace stem, American and Swiss hunters or open face: $85 and up
Replace broken or fatigued mainspring, American or Swiss: $80 and up
Replace spoiled balance staff: $80 and up
Replace broken hole jewel, cap jewel, or roller jewel: $65
Repair chipped or cracked dial: $35 and up
Replace / install minute hand, hour hand, second hand: $40 and up
Replace missing or improper bow, yellow or white: $45 and up
Minimum bench charge $35
(examine, diagnose, report findings, for any arriving watch- yet not serviced for whatever reason)


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When you're further interested in having me pass along my impressions and recommendations about the servicing and repair of your American or Swiss pocket watch, I look forward to learning more about your watch and specifically it's current condition. It would be good for me to know how long it's been since it last performed dependably. Is it missing any parts? Can you set it's time? Will it's winding crown turn? Do you know if it's stoppage was due to it being dropped or immersed in water? When it's fully wound, will it tick at all? A clear detailed description will allow me to make a very close estimate it it's repair costs.

The cause of most erratic time keeping in a mechanical watch is attributed to it's small amount of critical internal lubrication having evaporated. Dirt mixing with this perfectly placed high-grade lubrication creates a sludge that can bring a watch to a slow halt. The only way to remedy this stoppage is to disassemble the watch in it's entirety, clean every part, reassemble, lubricate and calibrate it. Such a servicing - based on the type and style of watch - will only need to be undertaken every 5 to 20 years. Other times when an internal part has broken or become too worn to properly function, a watch will halt without notice. A full disassembly and cleaning of the watch and replacement of the failed part will return your watch back to faithful function. If such a parts replacement required, I've amassed an archive of authentic American and Swiss replacement parts.

After you have read our contact information please contact me with your inquiry at terry@watchrepair.cc

We will consider for restoration, any high grade manual wind Swiss or American pocket watches, with a minimum or 7 jewels, from the following manufacture:

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:

Thomas Harland
Luther Goddard
James & Henry Pitkin
B.D. Bingham
Jacob Custer
W.E. Harper
American Waltham
Charles Fasoltd
Warren Manufacturing Co.
Boston Watch Co.
Potter Albert Watch Co.
Benedict & Burham
E. Howard and Co.
Appleton, Tracy & Co.
Nashua Watch Co.
Newark Watch Co.
U.S. Watch Co.
National Watch Co.
D.D. PalmerRemont Watch Co.
Mosart Watch Co.
New York Watch Co.
Melrose Watch Co.
George Reed
Illinois Watch Co.
Cornell Watch Co
Rock Island Watch Co.
Washington Watch Co.
Rockford Watch Co.
Adams & Perry Watch Co.
Freeport Watch Co.
Fitchburg Watch bo.
Lancaster Watch Co.
Hampden Watch Co.
Auburndale Watch Co.
E.F. Bowman
Ball Watch Co.
Independent Watch Co.
Non-Magnetic Watch Co.E. Ingraham
Watch Co.
Western Watch Co.
Ingersol
Waterbury Columbus Watch Co.
J.P.Stevens Watch Co.
Manhatten Watch Co.
Herman Vod der Heydt
Cheshire Watch Co.
Aurora Watch Co.
Seth Thomas Watch do.
U.S Watch Co.
American Repeating Watch Co.
American Waltham Watch Co.
Peoria Watch co
Trenton Watch do.
Wichita Watch Co.
Otay Watch Co.
Appleton watch Co.
Hamilton Watch Co.
New England Watch Co.,
South Bend Watch Co.
South Bend Watch Co.
Bannatyne Watch Co.
A partial list of the mechanical pocket watch models that we accept for service
Howard, Davis & Dennison
Appleton, Tracy & Co.
P.S. Bartlett
Broadway
Canadian Pacific
Champion
Conklins Railroad Special
Crescent Street
Cronometro Supremo
Cronometro Victoria
Samuel Curtis
Denver & Rio Grande
23 Jewel
Dominion Railways
Wm. Ellery
Excelsior
Export
Express Train
Favorite
Fellows & Schell
21 Jewel
Franklin
Home Watch Co.
Lehigh Valley Railroad
Martyn Square
Mermod, Jaccard & King Paragon Timekeeper
Vanguard
Non-Magnetic
Paragon
Chas. T. Parker
C.T. Parker
Pennsylvania Special
Pioneer
Premier
Railroader
Railroad Inspector
Railroad King
Railroad Standard
Railway Timekeeper
Riverside
Roadmaster
R.E. Robbins
Royal
Santa Fe Route
Sidereal
Sol
Special Railroad Sterling
Tourist
Tracy, Baker & Co.
Vanguard
Waltham Standard
Warren
George Washington
J. Watson
American Watch company
Bond St.
Diamond Express
Electric Railway
Equity
Giant
Hillside
Marquis
Park Road
Maximus
Gentleman
19 Jewel
Perfection
Seaside
Special
Duke
Elite
Ensign
Equity
Martyn Square
Ruby
Saphire
Patrician
Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers
Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen
Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen
Order of Railway Conductors
Order of Railroad Telegraphers
Commercial standard
Queen
Garland
Time Ball Special
Burlington
Champion
Columbus King
Jackson Park
Jay
Gould Railroad King
New York Susquehanna North Star
The President
17 Jewel
Railroad Regulator
Railway
Railway Monarch
Railway Time Service
The New Menlo Park
Advantage
Age
Atlas
California Watch
Chief
Convertible
H.Z. Culver
Charles Fargo
J.V. Farwell
Father Time
W.H. Ferry
Mat Laflin
M.D. Ogden
Overland
B.W. Raymond
J.T. Ryerson
R.W. Sears
Solar
Sundial
H.H. Tayor
Veritas
G.M. Wheeler
Lord Elgin
C.H. Hulburd
Pierce Arrow
Dexter St.
Frances Rubie
Gail Bordon
Lady Elgin
Lady Raymond
(Hamilton:) 922
923
924
925
926
927
928
929
930
931
932
933
934
935
936
937
938
939
940
941
942
943
944
946
947
948
The Banner
Burlington Special
Chesapeake & Ohio Special
Imperial Canada
Inspectors Standard
The Union
950
950B
950E
951
952
954
956
960
961
962
963
964
965
966
967
968
969
970
971
972
973
974
2974B
975
978
990
991
992
992E
992B
3992B
4992B
993
994
996
Admiral
Hayden W. Wheeler
Limited
Official Standard
Special Railway Springfield
Train Service Standard
Theodore Studley
Tramway Special
Wisconsin Central
Woolworth
Ohioan
General Stark
Beacon
Biltmore
Dueber Grand Duquesne
John Hancock
Minute Man
Nathan Hale
Minute Man
Relgis
Paul Revere
Diadem
Molly Stark
Alleghany
America
Army & Navy
Baltimore & Ohio Rail
Bates
Benjamin Franklin
Bunn
Bunn Special
Central Truck Railroad
Chesapeake & Ohio Special
Columbia
Comet
Commodore Perry Criterion
Currier
Dauntless
Dean
Diurnal
Dominion Railway
Eastlake
Emperor
Enterprise
Eureka
Favorite
Forest City
General Grand General Lee
Hoyt
Inspector Serivce
Interior
Interstate
Chronometer
Iowa Watch company
King of the Road
King Special
King Philip Special
Lafayette
Lakeshore
Landis Watch Co.
Liberty Bell
Lightning Express
Abe Lincoln
Lincoln Park
7 jewel
Magestic Special
Locomotive
Maiden Lane
Manhattan
Mason
Miller
Monarch Watch Company
Montgomery Ward
Muscatine Watch Company
The National
Plymouth Watch co.
Potomac
Rail Road Construction
Rail Road Dispatcher Extra Special
Rail Road Employee's Special
Railroad timer Extra
Railway Regulator
Remington Special
Standard
Sears & Roebuck
Southern
Stewart Special
Stuart
Transit models
Train Dispatcher Special
Ward's Special
Washington
Wathiers Railway Watch
Adams Street
900
902
904
910
912
914
916
918
920
922
917
921
923
945
Ak-Sar-Ben
Ariston
Arlington Special
Army & Navy
B&M Special
Benjamin Franklin
Elinvar Bunn Special
C & O Special
Capitol
Central
Craftsman
Dependon
Diamond
Ruby
Sapphire
Dispatcher
Fifth Avenue
Franklin Street
Grant
Getty Model
Great Northern Special
Interstate Chronometer
The Lincoln
Precise
Quincy Street Rockland
Sangamo Special
Victor
Ariston
Autocrat
Banker
Dependon
Elite
Gold Metal
Illini
Governor
Maiden America
Master
A. Norton
Plymouth Watch
Rockland
Rose LeLand
Stanley
Mary Stuart
Sunnyside
Edgemere
Excelsior
Harvard
Hi Grade
Ideal
Jefferson
La Salle
New Era
Bay State
Chicago
Crown
Eldridge
Tribune
Waldemar
Washington & Wilmington Special
Pan-America
Perfection
William Penn
Wilmington
Progress
Ideal
King Edward
Nacirema
Paxton's Ramsey
Commodore Perry
Cosmos
Doll Watch Co.
Dome Model
Herald Square
Iroquois
Peerless Pocahontas
Prince of Wales
Anchor
Boston W. co.
Canadian Pacific
Champion
Correct Time
Dueber
John C. Dueber
Forest City Gladiator
Gulf Stream
Homer Foot
Hampden
John Hancock
Hayward
Lafayette
Lakeside
Menlo Park
Wm. McKinley
New Railway
North American Railway
Oriental
J.C. Perry


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