You've found the home of American Timekeeper, the very best place for vintage pocket watch repair and restoration. These timepieces were an important part of the daily lives of our ancestors and it's our goal to preserve as many of them as possible, so we'll treat your heirloom watch like it was ours with a wide range of specialized restoration services for early verge fusees and vintage railroad watches that you likely won't find anywhere else.
American Timekeeper is a contributor to the American Horology Archive.
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 all the way back to the 1800s and will be running long after your plastic smartphone gets buried in a landfill.
Every vintage watch sold through the 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.
"The trials and tribulations of finding a good watchmaker ended for me when I found Eric from American Timekeeper. A deep level of experience, attention to detail, high degree of communication and transparency, and above all else, doing the job right summarizes Eric’s work. Where most watchmakers draw the line or take the shortcut, Eric makes sure to treat the piece as if it were his own. I have sent several pieces to Eric, and have been delighted with the results every time. I can’t recommend American Timekeeper enough and he has made me a lifetime customer." - - Max M, Illinois