- American Timekeeper -
Keeping Time Since 2007
You've found the home of American Timekeeper, the best place for vintage pocket watch repair and restoration.
If you're interested in getting your heirloom timepiece running again, then check if it's a model that we accept.
Get the best performance from your heirloom timepiece by making sure that every component of it is completely correct. We'll have it running just like it did the day it left the factory.
Keep your watches running smoothly and accurately by having them serviced regularly. Proper care will extend their lifespan by preventing wear and tear of delicate components.
Now that your collection has grown it's time to show off your watches in a handsome custom-made display case, built to your design specs with your choice of finishes and hardware.
Prevent your antique gold watch from hitting the floor with supple leather straps, hand-woven from top-grain stock. Complement your look with any combination of styles and colors.
If you've never held an antique watch before, then this is the place to start. Get tips on helping to identify it, learn some of the basics like winding and setting, how to open it, and what not to do.
Learn the basics of dial construction and the different materials involved, see the experimental and innovative layouts, and enjoy a section devoted to fancy dials and private labels with logos.
Find out what jewels were used for, the different types of settings, what they were made from, where on the watch they were located, and how to determine jewel count just by looking at the watch.
Take it a step further and read up on railroad standards, movement sizes, configuration styles, stopworks and mainsprings, the types of plate finishes, escapements, dial requirements, and more.