Whether you're an enthusiast with a large collection or simply trying to get that family heirloom fixed, we know how to get these tiny engines running properly. Trust us with your grandfather's pocket watch for expert repairs that will take just a few days.
Broken, incorrect and missing parts are replaced, steel screws are blued, brightwork is polished, jeweling is closely examined, rust and scale is removed and gilding is renewed. The dial is whitened, all the hands are blued, and the case is degreased in a chemical bath, all in an effort to make your watch look like it did the day it left the factory.
Restorations starting at $95
We begin with complete disassembly of the movement, right down to the jewel settings. All the parts spend time in an ultrasonic bath before examining them under the stereoscope. Oscillation, poise and free-spin tests are performed on the balance wheel and the gear train, and the mainspring is checked. Reassembly using synthetic oils is next, followed by timing and positional accuracy testing on the digital Timegrapher.
COAs starting at $95
A clean dial was a requirement back in the days of railroads, so we offer basic repairs of all sizes of glass-enamel and metal dials.
Dial refurbishing starting at $25
Wartime shortages meant using acrylic for crystals, which yellowed and caused the hands to rust, but we can fix that.
Hand bluing starting at $15
Nothing sets off the gilt plates on a watch movement like blued hardware, whether it's jewel screws or a regulator assembly.
Hardware bluing starting at $15
Harsh chemicals can scrub the enamel inlay from the plate engravings, so we offer enamel replacement in several colors.
Enamel replacement starting at $25
We can mill the caseback into a bezel, add a glass crystal and turn your watch into a showpiece, no matter the metal. Only certain types of cases make good candidates, so be sure to contact us.
Display conversions starting at $65
Having a fuel gauge is a handy thing, and that is precisely what the 4th hand on a wind-indicator displays - how much run time is left on an unspooling mainspring.
Wind-indicator work starting at $195
Chronographs combine a stopwatch with a pocket watch by incorporating a center sweep hand that counts off the seconds, providing a method for timing an event.
Chronograph work starting at $195
Although verge fusees are centuries old and could never approach the accuracy of the anchor pallet escapement, they are able to keep time to within minutes per day.
Fusee restorations starting at $165
000-size watches require special tooling and extra steady hands. All work must be done under the stereoscope and while any fabrication takes time, these take exceptional effort.
Pendant watch work starting at $125
We carry drill stock in all sizes up to 2.5 mm.
Roughing out a balance staff on the lathe.
Custom fabrication starting at $65/hour
The finished staff ready for installation.
Some of the most common components
Based on stock single-roller replacements
New alloy stock, NOS slightly cheaper
New beveled glass in standard thicknesses
Brass or gold settings in stock sizes
Based on part availability and finish
Single hand, based on availability
Nickel or gold-filled with standard threads
Nickel or gold-filled for oval or round
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