A good watch repair place?

pocket_watch_gears.jpgJim asks via The Twitter:

Might you or any of your readers know where a gentleman can have a pocketwatch restored?
Rather than go to the corner jeweler, I'd prefer someone who has experience with watches, as it's an antique. Thanks!

We're drawing a blank here. It probably doesn't help that we haven't worn a watch (wrist or otherwise) since... well... we can't really remember the last time we wore a watch (a mobile phone is kind of like the modern version of a pocket watch).

Anyone have a suggestion for Jim? Please share!

Earlier on AOA: Where to get a ring re-sized?

(not Jim's watch) photo: Flickr user timlewisnm


Singer's on Western Ave in Guilderland has done a couple nice watch repair jobs for my family. Both pieces were about 40-50 years old.

Jewelry Repair Center in Schodack. Amazing quality, low prices, really good people. Just north/west of Exit 11 of I-90. If they don't know how to fix it, they'll tell you so. If they do, they'll do it perfectly.
1629 Columbia Tpke, Schodack N.Y. (518) 477-6555

Thanks to you both!

There's a nice place in Crossgates Mall, lower level near Old Navy that does watch repair.

If you're not convinced the above will do a good job, send it off to RGM Watches in PA, they're the only guys in the country who make their own movements....they'll do repairs on anything....or at least they used to.

i've been taking vintage watches to Boris Belinstein on US 4 in Defreestville with good results for a number of years.

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