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


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


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


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