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


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


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