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


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


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