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You've found the home of American Timekeeper, the very best place for vintage pocket watch restoration. These timepieces were an important part of the daily lives of our ancestors, and it's our goal to restore as many of them as possible back to factory specs while preserving the mileage that they've accrued over centuries of service.
Anybody can replace a single part like a glass crystal or mainspring, but we don't do that. If we did that then we couldn't vouch for any other functions of the watch, like its accuracy or setting the hands.
What we will do is completely restore your family heirloom back to original tolerances with every single component matching and correct by using a wide range of specialized services for railroad watches and early verge fusees that you won't find anywhere else.
It takes well over a hundred close-tolerance parts working in unison for these antiques to function properly, but when we're finished your great-grandfather's watch from the railroad era can be passed on to future generations to enjoy and to marvel at its intricacies.
Every antique pocket watch in this video was sent here by someone who wanted part of their valuable collection or irreplaceable family keepsake restored as close as practicable back to the day that it left the factory - and you can have yours running great again, too.
Imagine owning a mechanical work of art from an earlier century to tell the time, filled with tiny gears and moving parts, ticking in your pocket like a heartbeat. Many of the watches that we offer date to the 1800s and will be running long after your new cell phone gets buried in a landfill.
Every vintage pocket watch featured in our Store has been completely restored back to original specs, meaning that all of its components are factory correct. Most of them are original combinations, still intact from the day that their very first owners purchased them.
People dropped their watches all the time (and still do), so tether your valuable heirlooms and daily carry pieces with one of our watch chains, braided leather straps or paracord lanyards to avoid high repair bills.
We also offer many different kinds of storage chests, custom pieces and display stands for your pocket watches when you're not carrying them and want to show them off or store them safely.
"I sent my Hamilton to American Timekeeper for a cleaning and whatever else it might of needed…When I got it back I was completely satisfied…Eric did an excellent job and communicated with me in every step of the process."
“Eric is an outstanding watchmaker. His horological knowledge is amazing, and he is able to completely restore your watch to “original” condition. I would trust my finest watch to his knowledge and craftsmanship.”
"I did a lot of research on different watchmakers and finally decided on American Timekeeper. Eric did not disappoint by keeping me engaged throughout the whole restoration process with amazing communication."