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Mechanical Wrist Watches

(Manual, Automatic and Chronographs)


I am WOSTEP certified in the after sales service of modern wrist watches.  This means I adhere to Swiss original factory standards in cleaning, lubricating, timing, dialing and hand synchronization of your watch.  I check and adjust the clearances at the jewels, and I adjust the escapement for maximum performance.  When the watch is completed,  a report is provided which documents the watch performance on all specifications (beat error, amplitude, rate in positions).

I use only the lubricants specified by the manufacturers; properly applied.    I have a vacuum at the bench for removing dust during assembly and before final casing.  My work is clean and precise.

The service for wrist watches includes:

  • Complete disassembly
  • All pivots polished
  • Escapement checked and readjusted
  • New mainspring (if needed)
  • Scratches polished out of plastic crystals
  • Case completely cleaned
  • Water tight cases checked in pressure tester
  • Final timing to maintain rate within 20 seconds across 3 positions 

In addition to the services listed on the Additional Watch Services Page, I work with an expert dial refinisher who can renew your dial to "as new" condition.

The Basic Service Charges are:

Time only manual wind                     $175

Day/Date Automatic                         $250

Wrist Chronograph                           $450

These prices include generic gaskets for watertight cases.  I do not guarantee watches for diving purposes.  The best sealing systems for diver's watches require special tools and jigs for opening and sealing the cases.  This is not where I choose to spend my equipment budget.  For this reason, I am not the person to prepare your watch for a visit to the the Titanic.




For shipping  or ordering information, contact:

Dewey Clark                   410.592.9998

Email Contact:         Historictimekeepers@gmail.com

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