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


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


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