Antique Chronograph Watch Repair Antique Chronograph Watch Repair

Chronograph Repair Services

Specializing in the restoration of American and Swiss mechanical chronograph watches since 1987.

A mechanical chronograph is a very special and complicated multi-function wristwatch that often does more than tell the current time accurately.

Upon the zeroing and activating of it's buttons, depending on it's exact type, it can reveal many things, including:

1. The kilometers per hour over a course of one fifth a kilometer
2. The pulse rate of a medical patient
3. The artillery aiming information needed based on the means of sound
the miles per hour average that a race car goes on a quarter-mile track
4. Any elapsed time recording - Horse racing or a 3 minute egg
5. The pulse rate of a medical patient

Should you currently possess this type of fabulous timepiece of the highest mechanical order—an American or Swiss chronograph and seek it's guaranteed mechanical and cosmetic restoration, please continue to read. I accept for restoration and servicing exclusively the mechanical self and manual winding type chronographs that were manufactured between the years 1925 and 1975. So sorry, I do not work on watches that use a battery to power their function.

There are many underlying reasons and causes to the loss of performance of your Swiss or American chronograph. One or more of it's 200 internal or external parts may be rusted, mis-calibrated, broken, unoriginal, improperly lubricated, previously poorly serviced or just plain tired. Mechanical Chronograph watch restoration is a challenging endeavor yet not easy. Diagnosing the underlying mechanical problems of your vintage chronograph via the Internet isn't any easier. Your clear description of it's age, brand, style and needs help me in passing along an estimate for it's repair. Most mechanical chronograph watch ailments are better diagnosed while being disassembled for their servicing.

Many of the vintage chronographs I restore are already 70 years old, and are in need of parts due to wear, fatigue, or breakage. Every customer's watch depending on age, model, style, original quality, usage, previous repairs, parts availability, and overall care, demands very individual care. Every watch that I authorize to be sent to me for restoration will be fully and professionally serviced using authentic replacement parts if necessary. All work and parts are guaranteed for one year.

A good many of the mechanical chronograph wrist watches I restore are already 70 years old, and are in need of parts due to internal breakage, fatigue or wear. Every customer's chronograph depending on age,original quality, parts availability, style, usage, and overall care, demands very unique and specialized care.

Every Swiss or American chronograph wrist watch that I authorize for servicing and restoration will be completely and professionally repaired using authentic replacement parts if at all necessary. It's not uncommon that upon the completion of the servicing of your chronograph, that it'll perform faithfully for many years to come, often 15 to 20 years before any care or remedial work is necessary. I guarantee all of my work for one year, yet it's common - again, upon their proper servicing they commonly continue to tick away accurately for many years to follow.

Many mechanical chronograph wrist watch restorations are undertaken in 5 separate sequences of time ranging from 1 to 2 hours each. Upon successful completion, every internal mechanical and external artistic consideration has been satisfied. Your restored chronograph watch will be ready again for practical and dependable daily use, and in most cases won't need it's next servicing for many years to come.

Every chronograph timepiece is unique in it's needs and to better help you digest the monetary and mechanical considerations of the restoration of your chronograph, please read on.

Chronograph Repair Rates

Oregon has no sales tax.

The below prices include the full disassembly and servicing of movement, dial, case and crystal to it's most functional and presentable condition allowable. All replacement parts and labor are guaranteed for one year. I stand behind my work without quibble. Every cosmetic, historic, artistic and mechanical aspect of the restoration of your vintage chronograph wrist watch will carefully completed. I take great pleasure in passing along detailed communication about your watch, it's needs, optional cosmetic considerations and my services. You deserve nothing less. Please know that your family heirloom chronograph will be safe throughout it's journey and up me taking possession of it. It's my goal to become your trusted watchmaker for many years to come.

Chronograph Restoration pricing:

Chronograph, 2 dial overhaul: $460
Chronograph, 3 dial overhaul: $525
Chronograph, 3 dial with calendar $600
Automatic (self winding) add: $125
Date functions, add $25 each
Chronograph dial refinishing: $175 and up
Missing or broken buttons: $70 each and up
Crystal replacement: add $75 and up
New mainspring: add $75
Winding crown: add $75 and up
Replace stem: $60 and up
Hands, each: add $40


Minimum bench charge $35
(examining, diagnosing, reporting findings, etc. for any watch received yet not serviced for whatever reason)

Please take time to review the other informative pages of this website, as you may soon learn the answers to many questions that you most likely have. Feel free naturally, to contact me, yet be thorough in the description of your watches current performance, physical appearance, any known previous or attempted repair history or of any known parts needs - internal or external. This will help will better close in on an estimate of it's potential servicing costs. I'll welcome your visit. I look forward to communicating with you. Contact me at terry@antiquewatchrepair.com with your specific questions regarding antique mechanical chronograph repair services. I'll reply promptly and in full, as always.

We will consider for restoration, any high grade manual wind or automatic Swiss or American wristwatches, with a minimum or 7 jewels, from the following manufacture:
Ace Acro
Admes
Agassiz
Alavente
Alpha
Alpina
Alsta
Alton
Altus
Americus
Angelus
Aramis
Arbi
Arctus
Ardath
Aristo
Arsa
Asprey
Audax
Audemars Piguet
Autdrist
Avalon
Ball
Baume & Mercier
Baylor
Beltone
Benrus
Benson
Berg
Blancpain
Borel Boucheron
Boulevard
Bovet
Breguet
Breitling
Bucherer
Bueche-Girod
P. Buhre
Bulova
Buren
Butex
Carlton
Cartier
Certina
Central
Chopard
Clebar
Concord
Condal
Continental
Cornavin
Coronet
Cortebert
Corum
Cawford
Croton
Crown
Cyma
Daynite
Delbana
Didisheim
Dome
Doxa
Driva
Dugena
Dunhill
Duodial
Ebel
Eberhard
Ekegren
Electra
Elgin
Eloga
Emerson
Enicar
Eska
Eterna
Evans
Exactus
Excelsior
Fairfax
Faith
Favre Leuba
Felca
Fontainemelon
Framont
Frey
Friedli
Frodsham
Gallet
P. Garnier
Garland
Geneve
Germinal
Girard-Perregaux
Glashutte
Glycine
Goering
Golay
Grana
Gruen
Gubelin
Guinand
Hafis
Hallmark
Hamilton
Hampden
Harman
Harvard
Harvel
Harwood
Haste
Hayden
Hebdomas
Helbros
Henda
Hermes
Helvetia
Hever
Hilton
Huguenin
Hydepark
Illinois
Imperial
International
Invicta
Jaeger
Jardur
J.E. Watch Co.
Jules Jurgensen
Juvenia
Kelbert
Kelek
Kelton
Kent
Kingston
Kord
Kurth
Laco
Lancel
A. Lange & Sohne
Lang Uhr
Lavina
LeCoultre
Lemania
Leonidas
LePhare
Levrette
LIbela
Lip
Longines
Lorton
Louis
Louvig
Lucerne
Lucien Piccard
Lusina
Lyceum
Mappin
Marlys
Mars
Mido
Mimo
Minerva
Monarch
Montbrilliant
Monte
Moriva
Hy. Moser & Cie
Movado
Mt. Vernon
Ulysse Nardin
National
Newmark
Nicewatch Co.
Nicolet Watch
Charles Nicolet
Mar Nicolet
Niton
Nivada
Normandie
Octo
Ofair
Ogival
Ollendorff
Olma
Olympia
Omega
Opel
Orator
Orfina
Orvin
Pabro
Parker
Patek Philippe
Patria
Perfine
Perpetual Watch Co.
Phillepe Watch Co.
PiagetPreesent
Provita
Pronto
Rado
Rapid
Record
Regina
Rembrant
Revue
Rima
Roamer
Rocail
Rockford
Rolex
Rolls
Rotary
Roxy
Rulon
Shield
Schultz
Seeland
Semca
Seth Thomas
Sheffield
Sigma
Smith
Sperina
South Bend
Standard
Stowa
Tavannes
Tiffany
Timecraft
Tissot
Titus
Tornex-Rayville
Touchon
Tourneau
Trebex
Turler
Uhrenfabrik Glashutte
Ultimor
Unitas
Urania
Univer
Universal
Vacheron
Van Cleef & Arpels
Verno
Vulcain
Wakmann
Warwick
Watex
Weldon
Welsbro
Weltall
Westend
WhiteStar
Winton
Wittnauer
Wig Wag
Wyler
Yale
Zenith
Zentra
Zodiac
Mechanical chronograph watch brands that we will consider for restoration:
Abercrombie & Fitch
Alpha
Alpina
Alsta
Angelus
Arbu
Aradath
Aristo
Arsa
Audemars Piguet
Baum & Mercier
Benrus
Blancpain
Boulevard
Bovet
Breguet
Breitling
Bucherer
Bulova
Buren
Clebar
Concord
Cortebert
Croton
Doxa
Ebel
Eberhard
Electra
Enicar
Eska
Gallet
Girard Perregaux
Glashutte
Glycine
Gruen
E.Gubelin
Guinand
Hamilton
Heuer
International Watch co.
Jaeger
Jardur
Junghans
Jules Jergensen
Kelbert
Kent
Kingston
Lancel
H. Lange & Sohne
Le Coultre
Longines
Lorton
J.E. Meylan
Mido
Minerva
Movado
U.Nardin
Nicolet
Ofair
Omega
Oris
Patek Phileppe
Perfine
Pierce
Pontifa
Record
Rembrant
Rolex
Tiffany
Tissot
Titus
Tourneau
Turler
Universal Geneve
Vacheron
Wakmann
Wittnauer
Wyler
Zenith
Zodiac


We repair watches from these United States:
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California
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Connecticut
D.C.
Delaware
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Illinois
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Iowa
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Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
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We accept work from all American cities and towns including the following:
New York
Los Angeles
Chicago
Houston
Philadelphia
Phoenix
San Diego
San Antonio
Dallas
Detroit
San Jose
Indianapolis
Jacksonville
San Francisco
Columbus
Austin
Memphis
Baltimore
Milwaukee
Fort Worth
Charlotte
El Paso
Wichita
Santa Ana
Boston
Seattle
Washington D.C.
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Nashville
Oklahoma
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Tucson
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Albuquerque
New Orleans
Cleveland
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Sacramento
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Mesa
Atlanta
Omaha
Oakland
Tulsa
Honolulu
Miami
Minneapolis
Colorado Springs
Arlington
Anaheim
St. Louis
Pittsburgh
Tampa
Cincinnati
Raleigh
Toledo
Aurora
Buffalo
Riverside
St. Paul
Corpus Christi
Newark
Stockton
Bakersfield
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Lexington
Louisville
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Norfolk
Jersey
Yonkers
Tacoma
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Glendale
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Scottsdale
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