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


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


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


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