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


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


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