Service and repair of VINTAGE watches since 1999: pocket watches, wrist watches, chronographs, and other
complicated watches. I offer a wide range of service, repairs and restoration for VINTAGE watches. I
generally do NOT work on watches newer than about 1980.
My passion for watch repair began upon receiving two
pocket watches in the mid-1990s: a 1920s Gruen Veri-Thin (fitting for a Cincinnati native!)
and my Grandfather's Illinois 60-Hour Bunn Special. I soon learned (with invaluable help
from two local watchmakers) how to dismantle, clean, repair and lubricate many different
mechanical watches. I joined the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors
(www.nawcc.org) and received formal watch repair training
from the American Watch and Clockmakers Institute
(www.awci.com), including instruction on the
service/repair of modern automatics and chronographs.
I specialize in VINTAGE watches only . I do not work on quartz or modern mechanical watches.
Railroad Grade Pocket Watches are still my favorite and I have serviced/repaired many grades,
including: Waltham Crescent Street, Premier, Riverside, and Vanguard; Ball; Columbus; Elgin Father Time, B.W. Raymond, Veritas;
Hamilton 940, 950, 992, 4992B; Hampden; Howard; Illinois A. Lincoln, Bunn, Bunn Special, Sangamo; Rockford; and South Bend.
I also service and repair many different Vintage Chronographs , including Angelus, Excelsior Park, Landeron, Longines, Minerva, Movado,
Omega, Universal Geneve, Valjoux, and Venus. Among Wrist Watches, I have probably serviced more
Gruens (Curvex, Quadron, Veri-Thin) than anything, but if I had to pick favorite brands/models, I would say just
about any Omega (Seamaster, Constellation, Speedmaster, etc.) and most vintage Longines, Tissot and Wyler wristwatches.
I also have quite a bit of experience with Micro-rotor Automatics such as the Universal Geneve
Polerouter and Hamilton/Buren Thin-o-Matics.
Bottom line? If it's a vintage watch, I can probably handle it.