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


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


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