01/24/2020: Please note that at this time I am experiencing a high volume of repairs
and am not currently accepting new customers. Once I get caught up and can begin accepting new repair work,
I will remove this notice. Thanks. Matt B. - The Watch Tech
Specializing in the service and repair of VINTAGE pocket watches, wrist watches, chronographs, and other
complicated watches. I offer a wide range of service, repairs and restoration for VINTAGE watches. Note that I
generally do NOT work on watches made past about 1980.
How Did I get Started? my passion for watch repair began upon receiving two
pocket watches as gifts in the mid-1990s: a 1920s Gruen Veri-Thin (fitting for a Cincinnati native!)
and my Grandfather's Illinois 60-Hour Bunn Special. By 1998, I had learned (with invaluable help
from two local watchmakers) how to dismantle, clean, repair and lubricate these (and many other)
mechanical watches. I also joined the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors
(www.nawcc.org). I received formal training
in watch repair from the American Watch and Clockmakers Institute
(www.awci.com), including instruction on the
service/repair of modern automatic and chronograph watch movements.
I specialize in VINTAGE watches only and can service and repair a wide range
of timepieces. 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 am also proficient in the repair of 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.