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


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


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