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


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


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