Pocket Watch Repair & Restoration Prices
As of January 2017
These prices are provided as a guide. Each watch and each repair is different.
A full and complete written estimate* is always provided before any work is performed.
Vintage Pocket Watch (1920 and later) - full-service clean, oil and adjust (COA).
Does not include complications, chronographs, etc.
Antique Pocket Watch (pre-1920) - full-service clean, oil and adjust (COA).
Does not include fusees, repeaters, complications, etc.
|Wrist Watch: standard grade manual wind - full-service clean, oil and adjust.||$325|
|Wrist Watch: automatic wind - full-service clean, oil and adjust||$360|
|Wrist Watch: automatic wind plus calendar - full-service clean, oil and adjust||$385|
|Wrist Watch: High-grade or complicated (e.g. Omega, Patek, etc)||By Estimate Only|
|Aircraft clocks (mechanical only): clean, oil and adjust||$500 and up|
|Chronograph: 2-dial - COA||$750|
|Chronograph: 3-dial - COA||$850|
|Chronograph: 3-dial with calendar or other complications||By Estimate Only|
|Other Watches: up-downs, complications, fusees, repeaters, etc||By Estimate Only|
|Crystal for Wristwatch: Varies with watch and crystal style, glass or "unbreakable", standard size or custom cut||$45 and up|
|Crystal for Pocket Watch: Old-style glass, perfect for restorations. Price depends on size and style. Some crystals must be custom made.||$75 and up|
|Crystal for Pocket Watch: NOS Geneva (hunter) style. Price depends on size and style. Some hard-to-find sizes are additional cost.||$95 and up|
|Special Crystal for Pocket Watch: Includes thick glass and bullseye glass crystals. We have a good selection of American Bullseye glass crystals, and a limited selection of hard-to-find flat-thick glass crystals in stock to complete your restoration!||$125 and up|
|Pocket Watch Dial: We have one of the largest inventories anywhere of fine used and NOS dials, both metal and enamel. We may just have the perfect dial for your watch!||$100 and up|
|Refinish Dial: Metal dials only. Restore to "near new" condition. Price varies with the watch and dial.||$100 and up|
Prices below are in addition to COA charge. Basic COA required in most cases to undertake the following repairs. If the repair requires that we disassemble the watch, then it must be cleaned and re-lubricated before it can be properly reassembled.
|Mainspring service: replace or clean and re-lubricate as needed. Note: as of July 1, 2008, the price of mainsprings for vintage watches has taken a dramatic jump, and many springs are no longer being manufactured. We apologize for the increase, but unfortunately, we have no choice but to pass that price increase along on the repairs we perform.||$60 - $85
|Replace balance staff, if part is available, varies with size and type of staff. Some common staffs are becoming very difficult to find.||$160 - $200|
|Replace balance staff, custom-made staff||By Estimate Only|
|Replace broken jewels, varies with watch and type of jewel setting, per jewel||$125 and up|
|Overhaul escapement and adjust for proper operation||By Estimate Only|
|Replace broken or missing impulse (roller) jewel||$125 and up|
|Replace broken or missing pallet jewel||$125 and up|
|Make a new stem (with broken stem as pattern)||$175 and up|
|Pocket Watch dynamic poise to minimize positional error||By estimate Only|
|Our shop-rate is $100/hour. For other repairs not listed here, please contact us with your questions|
*NOTE: Some problems are impossible to detect until the watch has been completely disassembled. While we make every effort to ensure that our estimates are complete and accurate, we do occasionally discover other problems during the repair procedure that went undetected during our initial inspection of the watch. If that occurs we will contact you with an estimate for any additional repairs that might be required to return your watch to best possible condition. You will always have the option to accept or decline any suggested repair. In cases where the cost of repairs significantly exceeds the value of the watch, we reserve the right to request a 50% deposit before doing the repair.
All watches are repaired on a first-come first-served basis. Our turnaround time varies with our current work backlog and the time we take with each watch we service. An extensive search for parts will always add significantly to the turnaround time for a repair. We don't take shortcuts and we'll do our best to fix your watch correctly... and that takes time.
All prices subject to change without notice.
We give each watch we repair the individual attention it deserves and we don't take shortcuts!