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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:
Western Watch Co.
B.D. Bingham
Hamilton Watch Co.
Appleton watch Co.
New York Watch Co.
American Waltham
Otay Watch Co.
Appleton, Tracy & Co.
Cheshire Watch Co.
Rockford Watch Co.
Watch Co.
Melrose Watch Co.
J.P.Stevens Watch Co.
Benedict & Burham
D.D. PalmerRemont Watch Co.
Columbus Watch Co.
Auburndale Watch Co.
Herman Vod der Heydt
Illinois Watch Co.
E.F. Bowman
U.S. Watch Co.
Jacob Custer
South Bend Watch Co.
E. Howard and Co.
Aurora Watch Co.
Luther Goddard
Non-Magnetic Watch Co.E. Ingraham
American Waltham Watch Co.
Washington Watch Co.
South Bend Watch Co.
Ingersol
Fitchburg Watch bo.
Nashua Watch Co.
Thomas Harland
Peoria Watch co
Wichita Watch Co.
Lancaster Watch Co.
Ball Watch Co.
Boston Watch Co.
Manhatten Watch Co.
New England Watch Co.,
Trenton Watch do.
Seth Thomas Watch do.
Charles Fasoltd
Independent Watch Co.
Bannatyne Watch Co.
Cornell Watch Co
Hampden Watch Co.
James & Henry Pitkin
Warren Manufacturing Co.
Waterbury
Mosart Watch Co.
Freeport Watch Co.
W.E. Harper
National Watch Co.
American Repeating Watch Co.
Potter Albert Watch Co.
Rock Island Watch Co.
Adams & Perry Watch Co.
U.S Watch Co.
Newark Watch Co.
George Reed


WRISTWATCHES: We will consider for restoration any high grade manual wind, or automatic Swiss watch of 15 jewels or better of the following manufacture:
Universal
Gallet
Ollendorff
Monte
Harwood
Louvig
Mt. Vernon
LeCoultre
Invicta
Octo
Moriva
Sheffield
Arsa
Marlys
Cartier
Westend
Urania
Alpha
Yale
Hever
Eloga
Revue
Fairfax
Boulevard
Eterna
A. Lange & Sohne
Hafis
Movado
Lancel
Dunhill
Kelek
Cornavin
Ulysse Nardin
Hallmark
Clebar
Tiffany
Orfina
Crown
Audax
Lucerne
Rembrant
Lyceum
Charles Nicolet
Croton
Hy. Moser & Cie
Benrus
Carlton
Excelsior
Eberhard
Arctus
Huguenin
Wakmann
Hebdomas
Alsta
Glycine
Favre Leuba
Winton
Asprey
Ekegren
Univer
Opel
Golay
Framont
Gruen
Lemania
Rolls
Tavannes
Hilton
Lusina
Helvetia
Felca
Frey
Van Cleef & Arpels
Baylor
Smith
Regina
Harman
Perfine
Jaeger
Gubelin
Evans
Exactus
Jules Jurgensen
Jardur
Weltall
Louis
Watex
Angelus
Imperial
Mido
Beltone
Geneve
Alavente
Audemars Piguet
Monarch
Rapid
Shield
Ball
Rotary
Longines
Illinois
Roxy
Seeland
Admes
Provita
Nivada
Stowa
Touchon
Levrette
Niton
Kingston
WhiteStar
Americus
Concord
Avalon
Rima
Semca
Elgin
Wig Wag
Zodiac
P. Buhre
Vulcain
Rockford
Henda
Lip
Frodsham
Hermes
Kelton
Butex
Orator
Ogival
Trebex
Chopard
Parker
Timecraft
Certina
Sperina
Pabro
Electra
Didisheim
Doxa
Sigma
Hamilton
LIbela
PiagetPreesent
Garland
Lucien Piccard
Aristo
Orvin
Grana
Altus
Kurth
Fontainemelon
Titus
Harvel
Juvenia
Breguet
Friedli
Mimo
Germinal
Daynite
Zenith
Kord
Seth Thomas
Phillepe Watch Co.
Standard
Autdrist
Laco
Delbana
Olympia
Patek Philippe
P. Garnier
Driva
Bucherer
Rocail
Ebel
International
Faith
Arbi
Tornex-Rayville
Dugena
Hydepark
Kelbert
Mar Nicolet
Omega
Patria
Bulova
Record
Lorton
Blancpain
Rulon
LePhare
Central
Wyler
Roamer
Mars
Kent
Schultz
Cortebert
Hayden
Mappin
Benson
Guinand
Unitas
Vacheron
Pronto
Olma
South Bend
Baume & Mercier
Nicolet Watch
Turler
Montbrilliant
Eska
Leonidas
Welsbro
Coronet
Lavina
Ace Acro
Condal
Continental
Wittnauer
National
Corum
Buren
Verno
Haste
Berg
Normandie
Alton
Borel Boucheron
Agassiz
Newmark
Emerson
Bueche-Girod
Harvard
Cyma
Ofair
Ardath
Glashutte
J.E. Watch Co.
Nicewatch Co.
Alpina
Aramis
Goering
Minerva
Ultimor
Girard-Perregaux
Tourneau
Zentra
Uhrenfabrik Glashutte
Perpetual Watch Co.
Enicar
Duodial
Rolex
Breitling
Dome
Rado
Bovet
Cawford
Warwick
Lang Uhr
Hampden
Tissot
Weldon
Helbros


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


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