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Vintage & Antique
Watch Repair

Antique Watch Service


The term antique watch can have different meanings for different people. From our standpoint, antiques are watches manufactured before 1930. Obtaining repair parts for watches made before 1930 can be difficult and sometimes impossible, which means that the parts must be made. This is labor intensive work and can become very expensive.

Additionally, a watch that is eighty-five years old or more, may have been repaired many times previously. In some instances the repairs could have been performed by less than skillful workers. As a result, the watch may have a number of faults and perhaps incorrect parts as well.

Each antique watch needs to be individually evaluated. While we are pleased to have an opportunity to repair your antique, be aware that most antique repairs will be in the range of $300 to $350 or more.

Since many antique watches are family heirlooms, Elgin National Watch Co. 16 size three-quarter, plate,6th
			model, fifteen (15) jewel hunting movement.  Serial	number
			22209002, Grade 312, circa 1919 American Waltham Watch Co. 6 size movement, Model of 1873,
			seven (7) jewels, Serial Number 4692575, circa 1890. we understand that often antique owners are curious about the age of their watches, so we have posted serial number lists for the popular brands of American and Swiss watches in order to help you determine the approximate age of your watch. The significant serial number will be found on the watch movement, not the watch case.

See the two photos for typical serial number locations. We have posted the serial number lists on separate pages.

Please click on the links below to see the appropriate page.

Elgin Serial Numbers

Hamilton Serial Numbers

Illinois Serial Numbers

South Bend Serial Numbers

Waltham Serial Numbers

Longines Serial Numbers

Vacheron & Constantin Serial Numbers