The Hamilton [4992B] was my father's ever-present possession for over thirty years from
when he acquired it near the beginning of WWII. I've since had it in my desk drawer
for well-over that period, and now having it keeping precise time again is like a resurrection.”
Thanks Matt, Tom C.
Took the [Bell-Matic] watch to the official Seiko office in Taipei just to get the
watch band fitted. The old Seiko watch repair technician was impressed with your
restoration work. But they won't work on old Seiko watches, only those under warranty.
Nobody does what you do. You truly provide a valued service. I enjoy the hell out of this
watch.” July 2012
Cheers, Mark R.
“Please feel free to use me as a testimonial for your work. It would be my
pleasure to help inform potential clients as to your way of doing business:
precise, complete, and dedicated to client satisfaction. I also appreciate your
constant feedback during the restoration process.” February 2012
Regards, Jeff B.
I just got my old Longines back, and am absolutely thrilled with your work.
It looks fantastic, and works perfectly! I also wanted to thank you for a
level of service that amazed me. It's rare to run across someone as professional,
polite, and communicative as you. The whole transaction left me a very happy camper."
Thanks again, Rob
“Hi Matt, I never thought I'd see that old watch so beautifully restored,
and running yet. I'm almost afraid to set it for fear of damaging the hands.
You must have a great deal of pride in your work. Mailed check today. It was worth
every penny.” July 2008
Thanks again, George J.
“Dear Matt, When I was nine, and I still used to wear short trousers, my father
and I, we both shared Science Fiction books, often discussing about who was the best
writer of all or what the Future would disclose to us. On the rear cover of these
paperbacks, the majority of times there was an advertising of "NIVADA ANTARCTIC,
A WATCH EXPRESSELY MADE FOR ANTARCTIC EXPEDITIONS"praising its precision, its
ruggedness and so on. This tiny piece of metal really looked fine to me, so my
father, a former Minesweeper Commander once said: "Look Vittorio, one of these days,
if school results keep going this way, we shall buy one for you." Maybe in his mind
eventually looking at me on the deck of a destroyer or a submarine, who knows. But
life is so strange, and I became firstly an infantryman an after a doctor.
The desire to own this particular watch came then back again when I tried to getting
involved my daughter in some FS readings: paperbacks covers, were still there.
...You know the rest of the story.
And today in the farmacy of my friends I felt really excited when unpacking the parcel.
Nevertheless, unexpected, first came out a framed picture of a Navy officer wearing
a Nivada Antarctic. This was really a missed hartbeat to me, because I knew a circle
of life was closing around itself. And the watch? The watch is BEAUTIFUL,
even more than in the picture, and proudly is moored in the middle of my wrist.
Dear Matt, You made such a present to me. I am very grateful to You, thank you so much!
Have a good day, have a good day all the day.” February 2008
Sincerely, Vittorio - Italy
“Hi Matt - You have left me virtually speechless. When I opened up the box and
bubble wrap and found the Omega inside - I cannot express how thrilled I was. I'm a bit
embarrassed to admit I did not even realize there was an Omega symbol on the crystal.
The hands look fantastic - I am thrilled.” December 2007
Have a great week, Zach H.
“Matt, I was thrilled when I purchased my Wyler and probably more thrilled when
I received it today. Many years ago men in your profession were called Watch Makers.
They were skilled craftsmen who took pride in their work and people relied on their
Watch Maker and had utmost confidence in their expertise. In my considered opinion
you epitomize that Watch Maker. Thank you so much.”
Best Regards, Larry
“Matt, my son worked with you to restore my Hamilton . I can’t tell you how
overjoyed I am to have this old friend back. I bought it in the mid-seventies I believe
in Louisiana having been stationed at Ft Polk as an Army Officer. It has been round the
world and was always reliable. I was distressed when the original stainless strap wore out
but it kept working. The stem cover wore out from rubbing on my arm but it kept working.
I kept using it and finally the main stem finally wore out. I have rarely had anything work
30 some years but I was sad to put it down. My son knew my attachment to it so he sought you
out. I am wearing it now and think how grateful I am to both of you to have an old friend
back. Sir, I will forever be in debt to you for your skill, energy and follow up on this
watch. I am the benefactor of your efforts and I will always remember you for it.”
Thank you, LTC S. Rooney, U.S. Army Retired
“The watch arrived safely and in the good condition to which you restored it: you
really did right by that watch. Pieces like that make one wish quartz had never been
invented. A little treasure for which I thank you.”
My best to you, Keith
"Matt makes collecting vintage watches possible for the rest of us! Excellent work
with truly dedicated attention to detail at very reasonable prices. I have trusted him
with everything from an impossibly small women's gold Rolex to a 1940's Angelus chronograph,
from a simple COA to the complete restoration of my grandfather's WWII military Tudor, which
had sat broken and illegible in his drawer since the 60's. He is simply a priceless resource
for any collector."
TW Jones, Basel , Switzerland
"Matt has consistently been able to advise, repair and restore a number of my watches
- most times into a condition that I never thought possible. He is a great asset to the
watch collecting community."
"Matt has done a fantastic job restoring my vintage watches. He has been excellent
to work with, my watches (ladies watches...tiny movements) come back in wonderful working
order. Thanks Matt."