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


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


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