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


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


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


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