August 31, 2022 update: Now accepting new private clients and commercial accounts.
Retirement from my day job is near & I will have more time for watch repair!
My passion for watch repair began in the mid-1990s when I received two heirloom
pocket watches: a 1920s Gruen Veri-Thin (fitting for a Cincinnatian!) and my Grandfather's Illinois
60-Hour Bunn Special. I soon learned (with invaluable help
from two legendary local watchmakers) how to properly service many different
mechanical watches. I joined the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors
(www.nawcc.org) and the American Watch and
Clockmakers Institute (www.awci.com).
At AWCI I received formal training on modern ETA automatics, quartz, and the Valjoux 7750 chronograph.
I specialize in VINTAGE watches only. I usually avoid modern quartz or mechanical watches that need
brand-specific tools or training. 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 triple date, jumping hour and Micro-rotor Automatics such as the UG
Polerouter and Hamilton/Buren Thin-o-Matic.
Bottom Line: If it's a vintage watch, I can probably handle it!