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


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


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