Recommended Vintage Watchmakers

Last updated on: September 20, 2020

The difficult part of our hobby is that we always need to service, repair or overhaul our watches. Unless you’re a watchmaker yourself, you probably already asked yourself this question: where should I bring my watch for repair? Authorized distributors of Seiko won’t even try servicing your beautiful 6138-0030 Kakume from the 70’s. And that posh boutique selling Rolex and IWC will laugh at you when you bring them your Raketa Big Zero for repair.

To help you out, we built a table referencing watchmakers who are known to provide quality service for vintage timepieces. The table can be sorted by location and you can also use filters to quickly find a watchmaker close to your place. If you know a watchmaker who deserves a spot or if you are a watchmaker yourself and would like to be featured, please get in touch with us here.

Can’t find anyone next to your place in the list? The second table at the bottom of this page lists professional organizations of watchmakers by country, with links to the corresponding websites which usually feature a search engine or a directory.

Recommended Watchmakers for Vintage Watches

NameCountryCity/StatePhoneWebsite
Greg AlexanderAustraliaSydney+610400702717N/A
Thomas' TimepiecesAustraliaNewcastle+61249262805thomastimepieces.com.au
Archer WatchesCanadaSt. Thomas, ONN/Aarcherwatches.ca
Tung NguyenCanadaVictoria, BC+12504792165N/A
Daniel Leung (Citizen Time)CanadaVictoria, BC+12503884735citizentime.ca
KronospaceFranceChoisy-le-Roi+33981001604N/A
Le Comptoir de Fournitures et d'OutillageFranceGrenoble+33476190753horlogerie-grenoble.fr
L'Atelier du ChronographeFranceJarny+33771359792N/A
Comptoir d'ItalieFranceLe Kremlin-Bicêtre+33146588155comptoir-italie.com
Horlogerie GendronFranceMontpellier+33467069077N/A
Vintage CornerFranceMorteau+33637375691vintage-corner.fr
Olivier GaillardFranceParis+33142960750N/A
Atelier R. de FebresFranceParis+33145227752bijouterie-horlogerie-paris.fr
L'Art de la MontreFranceParis+33183947468N/A
Horlogerie LafayetteFranceRennes+33299385710horlogerie-lafayette.com
Castillo & FilsFranceViroflay+33130243971N/A
Andrei Babanin (Точный Ход)RussiaMoscow+74955805870horology.ru
Watch DoctorsUKTring+441442824517watchdoctors.co.uk
Christian Dannemann (Watch Guy)UKN/AN/Awatchguy.co.uk
Russell TalermanUKLondon+442074910625russelltalerman.com
Steven HaleUKLondon+442074953439shwr.co.uk
TCA Watch RepairsUKLeicester+447704678398luxurywatchrepairers.co.uk
Tic Toc ManUKLondon+442074309611tictocman.com
Eric Greenberg (Clocksavant)USANorthern Virginia - Washington DC+17034576820clocksavant.com
About Time WatchesUSAJacksonville, FL+19046836860abouttimewatches.com
Time ZoneUSACosta Mesa, CA+17148500223N/A
Mark SirianniUSAKane, PA+18148379435watchdoctor.biz
MotorCity WatchworksUSAN/AN/Amotorcitywatchworks.com

Trades or Professional Organizations of Watchmakers

CountryNameLink
AustraliaWatch & Clockmakers of Australia (WCA)link
DenmarkGuldsmedebranchen i Danmarklink
JapanFukuoka Watchmakers Associationlink
New ZealandJewellers and Watchmakers of New Zealand (JWNZ)link
UKBritish Horological Institute (BHI)link
UKBritish Watch and Clock Makers' Guild (BWCMG)link
USANational Association of Watch and Clock Collectors (NAWCC)link
USAAmerican Watchmakers - Clockmakers Institute (AWCI)link