Vintage Watch Restoration

Whether you have a vintage watch or a family heirloom passed down for generations, have our Certified Watchmakers renew its timeless love today!

Close Up Manual Winding Mechanical Timepiece Movement Receiving Premier Watch Services

Movement Servicing
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Dial Refinishing
Certified Watchmaker Servicing Timepiece Leather Strap with Premier Watch Band Repair Service

Band Replacement

The Trusted Online Mail-In Process for Vintage Watch Repair

With our manufacturing-level Watch Repair Service Center, we have the expertise to provide vintage watch restoration services, with Certified Watchmakers equipped and skilled to handle your timepiece with the premier standard.

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Professional Services For Your Vintage Timepiece

Experience our renowned vintage watch restoration services, skillfully performed our Certified Watchmakers to meet the best standards that vintage timepieces require.

At My Jewelry Repair, we have over 25 years of experience and are fully equipped to provide professional and comprehensive restorations, returning your timepieces to their original splendor.

This is where our Certified Watchmakers, with their extensive expertise in watchmaking, play a crucial role. Our Watchmakers have many Certifications, including:

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Sending in Your Watch For Restoration Services

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 a vintage watch typically requires more time and effort than modern pieces because of their complex designs. Vintage watch restorations typically include:

Multiple Options of Insured Shipping

We offer free standard shipping* and many additional options of insurance plans to keep your precious package safe.
*Partnered Stores/Manufacturers may have their own requirements for shipping and/or insurance specifications.

Providing Premier Watch Repair Services

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.

Our state-of-the-art Watch Repair Service Center, unmatched in North America, was custom-built to Swiss standards featuring NASA-level clean rooms, extensive natural lighting, and the latest equipment.

Designed specifically for watchmaking, our center ensures every repair meets the manufacturer’s specifications with only the highest quality elements.

Certified Watchmakers Working in Fully Operational Watch Repair Service Center

Dial Refinishing Services by Kirk Rich Dial Co.

The art of dial refinishing, a fading craft, is revitalized by My Jewelry Repair through our partnership with Kirk Rich Dial Co., the premier U.S. name in dial refinishing since 1926 and globally respected for their quality. Specializing in both antique and modern timepieces, their handcrafted designs uphold the highest standards in watchmaking. At My Jewelry Repair, we ensure every component of your vintage watch, including the dial, is professionally restored.

For more information, visit our blog post, “What is Dial Refinishing?

Dial Refinishers Working in My Jewelry Repair Kirk Rich Dial Dial Refinishing Lab

The blend of our Certified Watchmakers’ expertise, the precision tools at their disposal, and years of experience empower us to deliver the highest quality watch repair servicing right to your doorstep!

Vintage Watch Restoration Examples

Here are just a few examples of vintage watch restorations we have previously 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)

Have 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.
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
Mechanical Clean & Overhaul - Movement$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!
Online Watch Repair by Mail

'Where Can I Find Watch Repair Near Me?'

With… 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 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

They did a beautiful job on the exterior cleaning and polish

Sent my automatic watch to these folks for repair as it was no longer keeping accurate time, they assessed the watch for needed repairs and sent me the estimate which I approved. About three weeks later I received a email stating that my watch had shipped, they provide a tracking

Gordon M.

“Searched All Over Russia/Ukraine for the Parts Needed”

This particular work order took over a year to fully complete, with the watch being sent back three times for all the work to be done properly. I do understand that this was harder project given that it’s a vintage Russian movement, but I can’t tell you enough how much

I feel like I have found a treasure

THANK YOU for restoring my Montana Silversmiths Earrings back to their original condition! You did an awesome job, and, they are as beautiful now as when I purchased them over 25 years ago! I called Montana Silversmiths and spoke with Sheila Green in Customer Service, and gave her your contact

Jennifer Greene