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Pocket Watch Repair Service St. Louis

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Pocket Watch Repair in St. Louis

Pocket watches, those timeless treasures tucked away in family drawers, can be brought back to life with a little TLC.Whether it’s a well-loved heirloom passed down through generations or a dusty find from a forgotten attic, restoring a pocket watch can be a rewarding project. The intricate mechanics can be meticulously cleaned and repaired by skilled watchmakers, breathing new life into the timepiece. This not only preserves a piece of family history but also allows you to wear a tangible connection to the past.

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Like cars, and other material objects, most watches have their place in the world. And like the wristwatch, everyone has different tastes, preferences, and needs. The pocket watch is no different. Pocket watches are made to hit every price point. Whether you use your pocket watch daily, wear one strictly for fashion, or display them at home as a conversation piece. No matter your taste, there is a pocket watch out there for you. But which brands are the best? There are many brands of pocket watch manufacturers, so the answer is not so simple. But a few of our favorites include:

Elgin Watch Company

Elgin Watch Company, also known as Lord Elgin or Lady Elgin, was a watchmaker that produced quality pocket watches from 1864 to 1968. Their watch craftsmanship is just one of the many watch manufacturers that we appreciate. Unfortunately, their manufacturing was brought to an end in 1968 and the name was purchased by MZ Berger. Any watch produced with an Elgin-brand after the year 1968 is in no relation to the original Elgin Watch Company.

Pocket Watch As A Family Heirloom

Pocket watches are unique and always have a story to tell. Each mentioned above has taken their time to create a well-crafted timepiece for all of us to enjoy.

Do you have a pocket watch that needs servicing? We offer quick turnaround times and are always willing to look your piece over before we quote a price.

We have three watch repair locations in Des Peres and Creve Coeur and Chesterfield just in St. Louis. Have questions? Contact our team today!

Illinois Watch Company

Illinois Watch Company was founded by John Bunn, John Adams, and others in 1870. In 1928 Hamilton Watch Company bought the Illinois Watch Company from Mr. Bunn and Mr. Adams.

After World War I, many watchmakers noticed a decline in pocket watch sales and an increase in wristwatches. Now in the 21st century, we’ve seen the same thing between smartwatches and wristwatches. But rest assured pocket watches and wristwatches will always have their place. Their distinctive beauty and intricate internal designs will continue to be appreciated by the masses for centuries to come.

Waltham Watch Company

The Waltham Watch Company started in 1850 and has gone on to become a well known brand in the watch industry. They are known for their innovation in creating precision instruments from 1850 to 1957.

Their first pocket watch was made in America of standard parts. Eventually the Waltham Watch Company stopped production when the American Civil War started.

Later they had trouble staying open, so they created a low cost watch that was known to be a fad at the time. However, this watch that was sold to union soldiers was almost half of their entire sales.

Waltham is a sought after brand today and their pocket watches are still made and sold with the Waltham brand.

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Our Locations

Each store is staffed with some of the industry’s best jewelry repair and watch repair professionals who provide superior quality services.

What types of jewelry and watches do you repair?

We repair a broad range of jewelry items including rings, necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. As for watches, we handle everything from luxury brands to everyday wear watches. Whether it’s a simple battery replacement or intricate restoration, we’ve got you covered.

Do you provide a warranty or guarantee for the repair services?

Absolutely! All our repair services come with specific warranty. If there’s any issue related to our repair within this period, we’ll rectify it at no additional cost.

How long will my repair take?

The repair timeline can vary based on the nature of the issue. However, most repairs are completed within few hours or a few days, We’ll provide a more accurate estimate once we assess the item.

How do you ensure the quality of the repairs?

Our technicians undergo rigorous training and are certified by leading institutions. We use state-of-the-art equipment and genuine parts to ensure the highest quality of repair. Each item goes through a thorough quality check before being returned.

How long have you been in the watch and jewelry repair business?

We’ve been proudly serving our community with top-notch repair services for over 20 years. Our team combines decades of expertise to ensure the best care for your items.

How do you determine the cost of a repair?

The cost is determined based on the complexity of the repair, the materials required, and labor involved. We always provide a detailed estimate before beginning any work to ensure transparency.

Do you offer mail-in repair services?

Yes, we offer a secure mail-in repair service. Simply send your item using our recommended packaging guidelines, and we’ll handle the rest. We’ll keep you updated at every step of the process.

How can I be sure my diamond or gemstone won’t be swapped?

We understand the sentimental and monetary value of your items. Our processes are designed to maintain utmost transparency. You can note any unique features of your gemstone before sending it in. Additionally, our facilities are under constant surveillance, ensuring the safety and integrity of your items.