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


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


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