Vintage is a broad term that can mean different things to different people. Usually items developed in the 18th and 19th century are deemed ‘vintage’, but not all vintage items are iconic and most will have more sentimental value than intrinsic. However, the few that are iconic and pioneered the advancement of the Watch Industry will leave you in amazement at the level of detail and craftsmanship. If you are fortunate enough to inherit or purchase a vintage time piece, you are preserving something that may soon be considered as much of an artifact as a rotary telephone.
One of the most nostalgic and iconic timepiece is a Pocket Watch. They are beloved by watch connoisseurs and those who remember a father or grandfather carrying one. There are many types of pocket watches but the most sought after are Repeaters. A Repeater is a time piece that chimes hours and sometimes quarter and minutes at the press of a button. This enables a person to tell time in the dark or provide time for the visually impaired. Hour Repeaters are common but Minute Repeaters are a rarity – they have different audible chimes to signify hour, quarter, and minute.
Watchmakers who are well experienced in repairing vintage timepieces are hard to find. Don’t hand your family heirloom off to a chain store. We have over 40 years of experience in restoring vintage timepieces back to factory original as possible.