Vintage Watch Restoration

Turning Your Memory Into a Work of Art

Whether you have a vintage watch or a family heirloom, we can bring it back to life for you. Our certified watchmakers are equipped with the skills and state-of-the-art equipment so that they have everything they need to restore any part of your sentimental timepiece.

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Before & After #39 of a Vintage 1967 Bulova M7 Watch Timepiece Restored with Premier Services
(Before & After #39)
Before & After #117 of a Vintage Elgin Watch Receiving Premier Watch Restoration Services
(Before & After #117)

Restoring Your Vintage Mechanical or Quartz Timepiece

Vintage watch restorations typically include:

Restored Gold Vintage Pocket Watch Open and Laying on Wooden Table

Everything Required for Proper Care & Restoration

Vintage Timepieces Demand a Watchmaker’s Best

Depending on the timepiece, restoring a vintage watch requires a bit more effort and time in comparison to much more modern pieces. At My Jewelry Repair, we have everything required for a proper and professional restoration.

Professional Parts Sourcing Team

Finding parts for these watches can be a challenge, but our long history with the industry has given us access to great sources.

Our professional parts sourcing team puts every effort into finding the correct and genuine parts for your timepiece. If the parts are no longer available, our certified watchmakers can manufacture some parts if needed.

From professional battery replacements to mechanical movement overhauls, we have all of your watch repair needs covered. Our team of Experienced Watchmakers have many Certifications, including:

  • WOSTEP
  • CW21
  • SAWTA
  • SWATCH Group

In addition to our certifications, our Master Craftsmen have over 25 years of experience bringing timepieces back to their former glory.

Watch Repair Service Center

Our state-of-the-art Watch Repair Service Center was custom-built to include Swiss standards such as: NASA-level clean rooms, extensive natural lighting, the latest top equipment, and more. There is no other facility of this level, designed specifically for the craft of watchmaking, in all of North America.

Our service center features only the best in the watch repair business, as each of its elements are essential in order to process the service up to the manufacturer’s specifications of care.

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Dial Refinishing Services by Kirk Rich Dial Co.

The art of dial refinishing is an art form at risk of fading away, but is fortunately being restored with new vision and the help from My Jewelry Repair. Our authorized partnership with Kirk Rich Dial Co. has allowed us to share ideas on how to provide the best service for our customers all from one location.

Kirk Rich Dial Co. has been servicing the trade since 1926 and is the leading name in dial refinishing in the United States, respected globally for stellar work. Refinishing both antiques and new timepieces, their designs are handcrafted in their own manufacturing facility to meet the highest standards of watchmaking and restoration.

When you send your vintage timepiece over to My Jewelry Repair, each piece of the watch is carefully restored in the most professional manner, including your dial.

If you would like to learn more about Dial Refinishing, visit our blog, “What is Dial Refinishing?

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Vintage Watch Restoration Examples

Here are just a few examples of vintage watch restorations we have recently completed:

Before & After #28 of a Vintage Bulova Watch Restoration

This 1947 Bulova watch needed a clean, overhaul, adjust on the movement, as well as crystal and band replacement.

(Before & After #28)

Before & After #30 Repair of a Vintage Walthan Watch Serviced with Premier Watch Repair and Dial Refinishing

This Waltham watch needed a clean, overhaul, adjust on the movement, dial refinish, and stem & crown replacement.

(Before & After #30)

Before & After #37 of a Vintage Elgin Automatic Timepiece receiving Premier Vintage Watch Restoration Services

This Elgin watch needed a clean, overhaul, adjust on the movement, dial refinish, as well as crystal, stem & crown replacement.

(Before & After #37)

Before & After #35 of a Black Starr & Frost Vintage Watch Timepiece Serviced and Restored

This 1920’s Black Starr & Frost Timepiece required sapphire stone replacements and a full mechanical movement clean & overhaul.

(Before & After #35)

Before & After #117 of a Vintage Elgin Watch Receiving Premier Watch Restoration Services

This Elgin timepiece needed a complete movement overhaul, crystal and band replacement, and dial refinishing.

(Before & After #117)

Before & After #39 of a Vintage 1967 Bulova M7 Watch Timepiece Restored with Premier Services

This 1967 Bulova M7 timepiece needed a replacement of many parts, both interior and exterior, and a dial refinishing.

(Before & After #39)

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Ready to Restore Your Vintage Timepiece?

If you would like to place an order for your vintage timepiece, click the “Get Started” button!

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Free Standard Shipping* and Free Evaluations

You don’t pay anything until you approve a repair or have us send it back to you at no charge.
*Partnered Stores/Manufacturers may have their own requirements for shipping and/or insurance specifications.


Commonly Asked Watch Repair Questions:

How Much Does Watch Repair Cost?
It all depends on what your watch needs. A Battery Replacement by itself is pretty simple. However something like a crystal replacement can get a little complicated depending if it’s cracked, or shattered and glass fragments have damaged the movement. The chart below gives some insight to the most common types of watch repair services.

Watch Repair Pricing

Pricing chart for costs associated with some common watch repair services. Pricing may vary for certain brands, luxury and/or vintage watches.
ServicePrice
Battery Replacement (includes pressure test)$39.99
Leather Band Repair/Replacement$49.99
Crystal Replacement$59.99
Stem & Crown$69.99
Movement Clean & Overhaul - Quartz$129.99
Movement Clean & Overhaul - Mechanical$249.99
See Full: Pricing List
How Does Watch Repair By Mail Work?

You Never Have to Leave Your Home!

Print your shipping label and order slip. Choose your insurance, pack your repair(s). My Jewelry Repair provides step-by-step instructions for safe packaging and travel. All you have to do from there is schedule USPS courier pickup if you don’t want to leave your home, or drop-off (with your nearest USPS location). Tracking included for safe arrival and transparency.

You’ll never have to navigate a baffling mall layout again, looking for a ‘quick’ repair that takes forever. All you have to do is put the watch in the mail and we’ll have it back with a quick turnaround, fully restored, fully functional.

How it Works

What If I Don't Know What Kind Of Watch Repair I Need?

Watches can be complicated and sometimes delicate objects, many of which are one of a kind. Our master watchmakers take utmost care during every step of the repair and restoration process.

Common Watch Situations

Watches generally come to us due to:

  • Watch worn during inappropriate activities
  • Improper use of chronograph functions
  • Exposing watch to magnetic fields
  • Improper watch function settings
  • Winding a watch while wearing it
  • Cross-threading watch crown
  • DIY battery replacement
  • Improper watch storage

Unless you’re a specialist, don’t try this at home. We see a lot of interesting stuff that comes to us from those do-it-yourself folks.

From professional battery replacements to mechanical movement overhauls, we have all of your watch repair needs covered!
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'Where Can I Find Watch Repair Near Me?'

With MyJewelryRepair.com… Anywhere!

When you find your self asking where to go, you’ll be glad to know we can provide services from anywhere in the country! We have locations on both coasts and offer free standard shipping – even from Alaska and Hawaii.

All of our services are available at all times

From New York to Los Angeles, Ohio to Texas, our services are not limited by location. We can serve you anywhere in the United States with Free Standard Shipping. Meaning you can get the highest quality in watch repair without restrictions.

What Does A Watch Repair Warranty Usually Cover?

We Can Take Care of What Your Warranty Won’t

Is your watch beyond its warranty? Send it on over to MyJewelryRepair.com right away for repairs with great turnaround and competitive rates!

Most new watches come with a 2 year warranty as long as you keep the recommended servicing at specific intervals set by the manufacturer. But warranty’s rarely cover unforeseen accidents or negligence…

Out-Of-Warranty Information

Manufacturer Warranties rarely cover:

  • Damage / scratches to watch finish (case, crystal, bracelet, strap or other components)
  • Damage caused by failure to comply with parameters of maintenance schedule
  • Moisture damage (applicable to non-water resistant watches)
  • Damage brought about by misuse, accident, or tampering
  • Damage caused by third party repairs
  • Accidental damage

We do vintage watch restoration, mechanical and automatic movement repair, quartz movement replacement, and much more!

How Long Does Watch Repair Take?

This will depend on the kind of watch repair service you will need. A simple battery replacement can be processed by our Certified Watchmakers under a week. A movement overhaul on the other hand can be very variable, and is subject to availability of parts.

For a more complete breakdown, please visit: Standard Repair Timelines

“It came back looking like a brand new watch!”

“I sent in a men’s Ebel Sports Wave watch to have some repairs done to it, the strap adjusted and the clasp made tighter. It

Norman F.

“The process was easy and painless”

“The process was easy and painless. My watch came back very well packaged and great working order. I would definitely use them again.” Norcross, GA

John R.

“Fantastic Service”

“Fantastic service. Explained the process and what was needed and why. Received watch back before estimated time too. Thank you.”

Ken C.

Great service

Submitted a vintage Swiss Army watch that I have worn for over 30 years. It had a lot of wear and tear over this time

David Joly

“Excellent and Speedy Repair”

Sent a Lorus mickey mouse pocket watch purchased at Disneyworld in 1988. Meant a great deal to me because it was our honeymoon. Watch

Steven Petkov

” I could not have been more impressed”

“Thank you, thank you, thank you. Recently I sent you my Bulova watch for cleaning and overhaul. I was unable to find any jeweler in

Robert B.