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


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


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