When you buy an antique watch, either wristwatch or pocket watch, from us at the Antique Watch Company, it’s like going into a store, 50...60...100+ years ago when that watch would have been sold new. All of our antique wrist and pocket watches are restored to “like new” condition, whenever possible, WITHOUT altering the authenticity, original appearance, or quality of the watch. Unlike auction sites, or most of the other antique watch sites on the www, our watches are fully guaranteed for 12 months from the date of purchase. Every antique watch has been thoroughly examined, cleaned, and serviced. With the Antique Watch Company, you may rest assured that your antique watch will arrive in working order. It will be delivered in a black velvet presentation box. Where else could you buy an 80 year old watch and be GUARANTEED it will run like it did the day it was made?
Pocket Watch and Wristwatch
Service ~~ Repair ~~ Restoration
If you are an antique pocket watch or wristwatch collector, you know the importance of keeping your watches serviced. You know that keeping it clean and lubricated will keep parts from rusting and wearing out so your watch will run correctly indefinitely.
Send us your antique watch for a cleaning and service (COA), repair, or for complete restoration. All mechanical work is done on our premises in our shop, by the store owner and watchmaker, Rusty Tuggle. Rusty has been repairing antique watches for over 30 years, and specializes in complicated pocket watch and wristwatch movements.
Many watchmakers today, when servicing a watch, simply remove the movement from its case and place it, in its entirety, in a cleaning solution. This just loosens the accumulated dirt, and allows it to settle back into the movement; often causing more damage than good. When we service an antique watch, we completely disassemble it and run each part through an ultrasonic cleaning process. The watch is then reassembled, oiled, a new mainspring is installed, and it is adjusted for time. Finally, the case is cleaned and buffed and the watch movement is placed back into its case. The watch is then wound and placed in our safe for observation for two days.
Because these watches are no longer being produced, parts are obviously very difficult to come by. We have been collecting watch movements (both functional and non-functional) and various other watch parts for over 30 years and pride ourselves in our inventory. Antique Watch Company will service or restore almost any quality mechanical watch.