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


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


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