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


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


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