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


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


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