After Wrist Watch Repair - 1937 Hamilton Linwood with a 14/0 size 19 jewel - 982 movement in a 14k yellow gold filled case.
Before Wrist Watch Repair - 1937 Hamilton Linwood with a 14/0 size 19 jewel - 982 movement in a 14k yellow gold filled case.
Before Wrist Watch Repair - 1948 Gubelin self winding automatic 17 jewel movement in a square stainless steel case.
After Wrist Watch Repair - 1948 Gubelin self winding automatic 17 jewel movement in a square stainless steel case.

Vintage Wrist Watch Repair

Specializing in the repair and restoration of American and Swiss mechanical wristwatches since 1987.

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There are scores of reasons why your American or Swiss mechanical timepiece isn't currently performing. One or more of it's internal parts could be damaged, rusted, improperly calibrated, unoriginal or simply spoiled due to generations of wear. I'm very confident that we can work together to bring back to life, your treasured mechanical timepiece. I've specialized in Vintage mechanical wrist watch repair service since 1987, and look to gain you as a valued customer for years to come.

Many Vintage mechanical wrist watches that I accept for repair are already nearly 80 years old and are in need of a thorough overhaul due to their internal / external fatigue. Every watch I authorize to be sent, will have very unique needs based on their style, era manufactured, original quality, the quality of it's previous repairs and replacement parts availability. Every watch I received will be fully and scrupulously serviced and repaired - and guaranteed for one year. Normally, if a vintage mechanical watch is properly serviced and repaired - and treated with the care any fine instrument needs and deserves, expect them to perform accurately and dependably for a dozen to 20 years without any need for remedial work. Amazing performance of an instrument from any era, really.

Vintage wrist watch repair is an engrossing and challenging endeavor. Accurately pinpointing the mechanical deficiencies of your vintage mechanical wrist watch over the Internet often is challenging as well. When you contact me inquiring about mechanical wrist watch restoration, please be as descriptive about your mechanical watch, it's current physical state, current performance and any known or attempted repair history. This will allow to better reply with a close estimate of it's needs and repair costs.

I should mention that most vintage and automatic wrist watch servicing and repairs are undertaken in three processes that normally take two hours each. Upon the successful repair and servicing of your Vintage or modern mechanical timepiece, expect faithful performance for many years to follow. I guarantee it.

Wristwatch Restoration

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The below pricing table is a yardstick to closely estimate what your timepiece may need to become again a dependable and attractive daily companion. Naturally, the features and current condition of your vintage timepiece has a large effect on the complexity and cost of it's ultimate return to function. There isn't any aspect of the servicing of your wrist watch - that isn't undertaken. Every mechanical and cosmetic consideration of your self winding, or manual winding wristwatch will be seen to. Often there may be cosmetic options available for your watch - such as dial refinishing, crown and glass crystal replacement - that you may be interested in. I'd be happy to present you with these options, yet no such special cosmetic work will be undertaken without your understanding of them and your authorization.

I've long been fully dedicated to vintage wristwatch restoration and continue to be thrilled to provide my many new and long term customers with the highest quality customer service and mechanical care of their vintage timepieces. I look forward to gaining your trust and becoming your family's watchmaker for many years to come.

Wristwatch restoration pricing:

Wristwatches, 1950's-60's Swiss and American- manual wind: $235
Wristwatches, 1950's-60's gents self winding: $275
Wristwatch, certified chronometer, self winding: $350
Wristwatches, antique, (1920's-1940's) gents, manual wind: $255
Wristwatches, antique, (1920's-1940's) ladies, manual wind: $275
Swiss high grade: Rolex, Patek, Vacheron etc.: $400 and up
Calendar feature(s), dial window or dial date hand: $30 and up
Replace / install crystal, non break and glass : $50 and up
Replace / install mainspring, add: $60 and up
Replace minute - hour or second hand add: $25 each and up
Install stem, Swiss and American add: $55 and up
Replace winding crown, ladies - gents : $50 and up
Replace broken balance staff, Swiss or American add: $70 and up
Replace broken hole, cap or roller jewel: $45 and up
Replace other spoiled internal springs, wheels, etc.: $10 and up
Professional dial refinish, (please visit dial restoration page) $180 and up.
Minimum bench charge $40
(examining, diagnosing, reporting findings, etc. for any watch received yet not serviced for whatever reason)
Sorry, I provide no battery operated watch service


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When you contact me about the restoration of your prized wrist watch, please be as clear about it's current performance, physical condition and any known breakage or repair history. This will enable me to pass along a surprisingly close estimate of it's needs. Within 24 hours or less after your detailed explanation of your watches current state, you will receive a reply from me with an estimate in cost and turn around time.

Many Antique mechanical and mid-century automatic wrist watches no longer perform properly due to their internal lubrication having long evaporated. A complete breakdown, proper cleaning of it's many parts, reassembly, lubrication and subsequent calibration will often time bring such a watch back to life. In other scenarios, a watch will stop operating or lose it's intended dependability due to one or more of it's internal parts becoming worn, broken or water damaged. Over the years, I've amassed a deep vintage watch material archive so that should your watch be in need of parts replacement due to these above factors, I'll be able to make it's needed appropriate replacement efficiently, if at all necessary.

After you have read our contact information please contact me at terry@antiquewatchrepair.com
1929 Elgin Wrist Watch
1929 Elgin Wrist Watch
1930's Bulova Ladies
1930's Bulova Ladies
Hamilton 982
Hamilton 982
Longines Doctors Watch
Longines Doctors Watch
Lord Elgin 761 Automatic
Lord Elgin 761 Automatic
Omega 561 Seamaster
Omega 561 Seamaster
Platinum Hamilton Meawbrook
Platinum Hamilton Meawbrook
Hamilton Scott Wristwatch
Hamilton Scott Wristwatch


I'll be happy to work with you on any mechanical high grade manual wind or self-winding American or Swiss wristwatches with a 7 jewel minimum from the factories / brands below:
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
A partial listing of American and Swiss wrist watchfeatures of watches that we accept for service:
Jump hour
shrapnel cover
protective grill
hack setting luminous dial curved
enamel bezel
masonic
8 day
triple date
alarm
moon-phase
chronograph
duo dial
skeleton
diamond dial
self winding
diamond bezel
hooded lugs
sweep
second manual wind
two tone
wind indicator
tachymeter
mystery dial
wrist alarm
jumping hour
wandering minutes
telemeter
Premier
canteen
drivers watch
gold filled 21 jewel
flip up photo watch
wandering hour
rite angle
chronometer
pendant watch
wire lug
permanent lug
triple date
moonphase
hinged back extended lugs
hooded bezel
fancy bezel
gold jewel settings
embossed dial
Dura power
art deco logo
star 19 jewels cushion case
pierced shield
U.S. Gov't.
17 jewels
enamel dial
luminous hands curved
Doctors watch
15 jewles
calendar
tonneau
Bomb timer
frogman
hack setting
back set
wind indicator
skeletonized
self winding
A partial listing of American and Swiss wrist watchmodels of watches that we accept for service:
Senator
Oakley
Lone Eagle
Ambassador
Argyle
Norman
Spencer
Wellington
the Curtis
The Athelete
The Governor
Grafic Deluxe
Adonis
Streamlined
Ristflo
Top Time
William Osler
Mermaid Blue Angel Golden Knights
Top Gun
Crusade
Rolland Fischer
Black knight
Gold knight
Avigo
B.W. Raymond
Oxford
Thornton
Garfield
Milburn
Wakefield
Sky Chief
Sinclair
Gulfport
Edgewater
Windsor
Dante
Tiger & Lady
Eternamatic
Minu-stop
Gyromatic
Sea Hawk
Airman
Aqua Lung
Majesty
Precision
President Antique
Veri-thin
Quadron
Citadel
Marshall
Collegian
Centurion
Adjutant
Annapolis
Arlington
Fleetwood
Ascot
Aviator
Chief
Courier
Commander
Culver
Dartmouth
Kensignton
Lakehurst
Longacre
Marcus
Rutgers
Scout
Trooper
Stadium
Stanford
Varsity
Wesleyan
West Point
Whitehall
Airflight
ipso-vox
Adrian
Alan
Aldrich
Allison
Amherst
Andrews
Ansley
Aqualine
Ardmore
Arnold
Ashley
Attache
Austin
Bagley
Bailey
Barbizon
Baron
Barry
Bartley
Barton
Baton
Baxter
Beldon
Bentley
Benton
Berkshire
Blade
Blair
Blake
Boatswain
Boone
Boulton
Bowman
Boyd
Bradford
Brandon
Brent
Brewster
Brock
Brockton
Brooke
Byrd
Cabot
Cadet
Calvin
Cambridge
Cameron
Captain Rice
Carl
Carlisle
Carson
Carlton
Carlyle
Carteret
Casino
Cedric
Chadwick
Chanticleer
Chapman
Chatham
Clark
Clearview
Clinton
Clyde
Coburn
Colby
Contour
Conway
Cordell
Coronado
Corvet
Courtney
Craig
Cranston
Crispin
Cross country
Croydon
Cullen
Curtis
Custer
Cyril
Curvex
Darrell
Dawson
Dean
Deauville
Dennis
Dewitt
Dexter
Dickens
Dixon
Dodson
Donald
Donavan
Dorsey
Doublet
Drake
Drew
Drummond
Dunhan
dunkirk
Dwight
Dyson
Eaton
Edgemere
Elliot Emery
Eric
Ericsson Emerson
Enditcott
Errol
Essex
Farrell
First Mate
Fleetwood
Flight I
Flight II
Flint Ridge
Foster
Franklion
Fulton
Gardner
Gary
Gilvert
Gilman
Gladstone
Glendale
Glendon
Glenn
Glenn Curtis
Golden Tempus
Diamond
Tempus
Golden Tempus II
Gordon
Gramercy
Grant
Greenwich
Grenadier
Grover
Guardsman
Haddon
Halesworth B
Harris
Hartman
Hastings
Hayden
Heyward
Holden
Huntley
Howard
Jason
Jeffrey
Judson
Keane
Keith
Kevin
Khyber
Kinematic Kirby
Kirk
Lakeland
Lambert
Lance
Landon
Langdon
Langford
Langley
Lawrence
Lee
Lester
Lincrest
Lindsay
Linwood
Livingston
Lowell
Lyle B
Lyndon
Malcom
Martin
Mason
Meadowbrook
Medford
Merritt
Midas
Milton
Montclair
Morley
Morton
Mount Vernon
Murray
Myron
Newlin
Neil
Nelson
Newton
Norde
Norman
Norfolk
Norton
Oakmont
Orson
Otis
Pacermatic
Paige
Parker B
Paxton
Perry
Peyton
Pierre
Pinehurst
Piping Rock
Powell
Prentice
Prescott
Putnam
Radburn
Raleigh
Ramsey
Randolph
Raymon
Reagan
Reardon
Richmond
Robert Roberta
Rodney
Roland
Romanesquen Ross
Russell
Rutledge
Ryan
Samson
Sawyer
Scott
Sea Breeze
Seabrook
Sea-cap
Sea Cliff
Sea-crest
Sea-glo
Sea guard
Sea mate
Sea Ranger
Sea Rover
Sea Scape
Sea Scout Sea Skip
Seaview
Secron
Secometer Sedgman
Sentinal
Seville Sheldon
Sherwood
Sheryll
Sinclair
Sidney
Sir Echo
Sloane
Spencer
Spur
Stafford
Steeldon
Stanford
stanley
Staunton
Stormking
Stuart
Surf
Sutton
Talbot
Taylor
Thor
Tildon
Todd
Touraine
Transcontinental A B
Trent
Turner
Tuxedo
Tyron Vardon
Valiant
Vernon
Viking
Vincent
Viscount
Ward
Warwick
watson
Wayne
Webster
Wesley
Whitford
Whitman
Whitney
Wilkinson
Wilshire
Wilson
Windsor
Winfield
Winthrop
Yorktown
Yeoman
Accumatic
Kinematic
Thincraft
Thinline
Thin-o-matic Masterpiece
Raleigh
Oval
Chronomatic top hat
Lord Lancaster
Bianca
Bryn Mawr
Briarcliffe
Caroline
Cedercrest Chevy Chase
Drexel
Edgewood
Linden Hall
Maritza
Mayfield
Nightingale
Portia
Trudy Spur
Molly Stark
Black Star
Monaco
Chesterfield
direct read
Andover
Arlington Hawthorne
Ardsley
Baronet Beau Brummel
Beau Royal
Blackstone
Bostonian
Commodore
Cavalier
Champion
Chatham
The Chief's
Chieftan
Consul
Derby
Pimlico
Ensign
Ensign
Frontenac
Finalist
Futura
Guardsman
Hudson
Jolly Roger
Kenilworth Gallahad
Larchmont
Vernon
Major
Manhattan
New Yorker
Yorktown
Marquis strap
Mate
Maxine
Medalist Wembley
Piccadilly
Pilot
Prince
Ritz
Rockingham
Potomac
Rockliffe
Sangamo
Skyway
Special
Speedway
Standish
Sterling
Townsman
Trophy
Westhester
Tuxedo
Viking
Off Duty
Urbana
Debonair
Topper
Signamatic
Nautilus
Admiral Evans
Ace Whippet Duoplan Memovox
Polaris
World Time
Powermatic
Master Mariner
Coronet
Pershing
Quartermaster
Vacheron Galexy
Weems
Futurematic
Reverso
Uniplan
Aristocrat
Lindberg
Flagship
Ultra Chron
Admiral
Flagship
Conquest
Grand Prize
Seahawk Dateur
non magnetic anti magnetic
Direct time
Radiotime
Multifort
Powerwind Grand Lux
Perpetual calendar
Signal Corps
Polyplan
Sportsman
Calendomatic Kingmatic
Tempograf
El Primo
Cronoplan
Curviplan
Geneve
Deville
Seamaster
Speedmaster
Omega
Speedmaster Mk II
Flightmaster
Constellation
Railmaster
De Ville
Memomatic
Calatrava
Milgauss
Century Club
Oyster
Tropical
Oyster
Aqua
Vicroy
Observatory
Skyrocket
Gabus Paul Newman
Daytona
Prince
Railway
ΒΌ Century Club
Ovettone
Air King
Bombe
Estra Prima
Bubble Back
Pall Mall
Royal Observatory Neptune
Speedking
Oyster Perpetual
Presidental
Turn-o-graph
Date Just
Thunderbird
Sea Dweller
Submariner
Explorer
GMT-Master Standard
Tudor
Prince Oyster Ranger
Stadium
Navigator
Mediostat
Sonorous
Seastar
Visodate
Medico compax
Uni Compax
Tri Compax
Dato Compax
Polerouter Unisonic
Cabriolet
Cricket Alarm
Cricket Calendar
Ministop
Gigandet
Professional
Signal Corps
El Primero
Shockmaster
Trainmaster
Chronomat
Cosmonaute
Navitimer
Unitime