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


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


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