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Service and repair of VINTAGE watches since 1999  

Wristwatches - Pocket Watches - Chronographs

June 15, 2024 update: The repair workload has more than DOUBLED since I left my long-time day job in early 2023. I am now handling most of the vintage watch repair for two US shops/chains. As result, I am currently not accepting new individual accounts.

**Turnaround times are 6+ 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!




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Matt Becher
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