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


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


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