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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:
Cheshire Watch Co.
Mosart Watch Co.
Rockford Watch Co.
E. Howard and Co.
Boston Watch Co.
New England Watch Co.,
American Repeating Watch Co.
Peoria Watch co
Lancaster Watch Co.
Herman Vod der Heydt
Bannatyne Watch Co.
Seth Thomas Watch do.
Freeport Watch Co.
South Bend Watch Co.
Waterbury
Wichita Watch Co.
Hamilton Watch Co.
Manhatten Watch Co.
Ingersol
Cornell Watch Co
Warren Manufacturing Co.
New York Watch Co.
Potter Albert Watch Co.
Nashua Watch Co.
Columbus Watch Co.
Rock Island Watch Co.
Adams & Perry Watch Co.
Newark Watch Co.
American Waltham Watch Co.
U.S Watch Co.
Charles Fasoltd
Appleton, Tracy & Co.
Independent Watch Co.
National Watch Co.
Auburndale Watch Co.
James & Henry Pitkin
Washington Watch Co.
Trenton Watch do.
Illinois Watch Co.
Melrose Watch Co.
Watch Co.
Appleton watch Co.
W.E. Harper
Thomas Harland
D.D. PalmerRemont Watch Co.
J.P.Stevens Watch Co.
Luther Goddard
Hampden Watch Co.
E.F. Bowman
Otay Watch Co.
American Waltham
Fitchburg Watch bo.
Non-Magnetic Watch Co.E. Ingraham
Benedict & Burham
Jacob Custer
Western Watch Co.
Ball Watch Co.
B.D. Bingham
Aurora Watch Co.
U.S. Watch Co.
South Bend Watch Co.
George Reed


WRISTWATCHES: We will consider for restoration any high grade manual wind, or automatic Swiss watch of 15 jewels or better of the following manufacture:
Orvin
Longines
Frey
Rado
Duodial
Timecraft
Driva
Cornavin
Warwick
Normandie
Enicar
Fontainemelon
Dome
Arsa
Baume & Mercier
Phillepe Watch Co.
Jaeger
Kelek
Hilton
Zentra
Ekegren
Lang Uhr
Olympia
Nivada
P. Buhre
Provita
Gallet
Cortebert
Audax
Breguet
Harwood
Vacheron
Delbana
Rulon
Schultz
Revue
Concord
Boulevard
Marlys
Jardur
Frodsham
Croton
Geneve
Hydepark
Rolex
Westend
Girard-Perregaux
Ollendorff
Autdrist
National
Tornex-Rayville
Eloga
Minerva
Audemars Piguet
Condal
Alavente
Mido
Orfina
Titus
Lavina
Lorton
Exactus
Clebar
Henda
Ardath
Chopard
Kelbert
Harman
Olma
Verno
Patria
Universal
Fairfax
Eberhard
Ofair
Gruen
Semca
Stowa
Mar Nicolet
J.E. Watch Co.
Zodiac
Wig Wag
Mt. Vernon
Cartier
Opel
Rocail
Borel Boucheron
Didisheim
Cyma
Leonidas
Felca
Dugena
Buren
Monarch
Angelus
Aramis
Seeland
Roxy
Patek Philippe
International
Touchon
Kurth
LePhare
Rapid
Kord
Nicewatch Co.
Benson
Wittnauer
Blancpain
Lemania
Americus
Illinois
Hebdomas
Cawford
Certina
Rima
Lyceum
Mappin
Avalon
Glycine
Hayden
Monte
P. Garnier
Alpina
Invicta
Orator
Moriva
Ultimor
Hever
Weltall
Nicolet Watch
Hy. Moser & Cie
Tissot
Haste
Mimo
Eterna
Yale
Welsbro
LIbela
Tourneau
Regina
Dunhill
Jules Jurgensen
Harvard
Glashutte
Berg
Faith
Helvetia
Huguenin
Bovet
Sperina
Rembrant
South Bend
Unitas
Asprey
Helbros
Kelton
Baylor
Framont
LeCoultre
Roamer
Louis
Rolls
Grana
Alsta
Alpha
Breitling
Wakmann
Turler
Bueche-Girod
Kent
Laco
Charles Nicolet
Doxa
Lip
Pronto
WhiteStar
Sigma
Gubelin
Daynite
Friedli
Alton
Parker
Ebel
Hafis
Lancel
Carlton
Coronet
Niton
Corum
Rockford
Ogival
Favre Leuba
Rotary
Arbi
Standard
Butex
PiagetPreesent
A. Lange & Sohne
Elgin
Central
Emerson
Agassiz
Wyler
Crown
Harvel
Bulova
Zenith
Evans
Univer
Arctus
Louvig
Juvenia
Shield
Newmark
Benrus
Watex
Trebex
Golay
Ace Acro
Omega
Montbrilliant
Hampden
Mars
Lucien Piccard
Tavannes
Excelsior
Van Cleef & Arpels
Beltone
Perfine
Bucherer
Kingston
Admes
Vulcain
Imperial
Aristo
Pabro
Hermes
Germinal
Lucerne
Hallmark
Ulysse Nardin
Octo
Garland
Levrette
Electra
Smith
Tiffany
Urania
Continental
Eska
Perpetual Watch Co.
Hamilton
Seth Thomas
Uhrenfabrik Glashutte
Movado
Sheffield
Altus
Goering
Ball
Winton
Lusina
Guinand
Weldon
Record


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


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