August 1, 2023 update:
The repair workload has DOUBLED since I left my long-time day job in early
2023 and I am handling most of the vintage watch repair for a large US shop.
I am still accepting new private and commercial accounts.
**Turnaround times are currently under 4 weeks.**
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 Cincinnati native!) and my Grandfather's Illinois
60-Hour Bunn Special. With some invaluable insight from two legendary local watchmakers I learned
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 avoid modern watches needing
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 my favorite vintage brands include 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!