About Us

Our History

Established in 1979

Here at, The Time Center, we have serviced and restored over half a million timepieces since we opened our doors in 1978. The Master Technician and owner, Laiq Farooqui, has over 40 years of experience in servicing and restoring all types of timepieces. He received formal training from Swatch Group Ltd., American Watchmakers Institute (AWI) and other Master Watchmakers from various parts of the world.

After apprenticing for many years, he began his career with Bulova servicing Accutrons, which at that time, featured the most advance timekeeping technology – the tuning fork technology. Accutrons were considered the first ‘electric watch’ and qualified for the U.S. railroad certificate. It was considered the most accurate watch before Quartz technology was released in 1969. Along with Accutrons, other automatic and mechanical chronograph watches were serviced by Laiq. After 10 years with Bulova, he began doing trade work for over 30 different Jewelers and other trade shops. Thereafter, Laiq Farooqui opened The Time Center in 1978 and has been in business ever since – over 33 years.

Along with watches, Laiq is an experienced clock smith servicing all types of clocks like Grandfather, Mantle, Cuckoo and Atmos clocks. Along with watches and clocks, we have a full service center to handle all type of Jewelry repair from soldiering broken chains to making custom design jewelry.

We are also authorized dealers for various watch, clock, and jewelry manufactures. Our showroom has a lot to offer, so stop by and take a look – you won’t be disappointed!

Our Specialities

We specialize in servicing high-grade watches, grandfather clocks and diamond jewelry. We also perform full restoration on vintage and antique timepieces. Some of the most common brands that we deal with are Rolex, Omega, Breitling, Accutron, Rado, Tissot, and other Swiss watches. We are also authorized dealers for Wittnauer, Invicta, Citizen, Bulova, Seiko, Skagen, Tommy Bahma, Kenneth Cole, BCBG Maxazria and others.

Please call us today at 708.343.7731 for information!
The Time Center
9848 W Roosevelt Rd
Westchester, IL 60154
(708) 343-7731

Mon-Fri 11 am – 5 pm
Sat 10 am – 3 pm

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