It's About Time! Watch Repair

Professional Pocket Watch Repair & Wrist Watch Repair

Upper Sandusky, Ohio

Scott A. Ekleberry-Watchmaker

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SPECIALIZING IN BOTH POCKET WATCH REPAIR AND WRIST WATCH REPAIR.

NOW FEATURING SPECIAL PRICING ON SEIKO KINETIC CAPACITOR REPLACEMENT! PLEASE SEE PRICING PAGE!

ANTIQUE POCKET WATCH REPAIR, ANTIQUE WRIST WATCH REPAIR, BULOVA WATCH REPAIR, GRUEN WATCH REPAIR, & SEIKO WATCH REPAIR ARE A SPECIALTY!

PRICES AND INFORMATION IN EFFECT 2019

The true cost of a $50 overhaul will be with you long after the savings are gone!!!


POCKET WATCH PROBLEMS AND INFORMATION


SOME OF THE CHECKS PERFORMED ON YOUR POCKET WATCH DURING OVERHAUL

Winding and setting freedom, barrel arbor end shake test, all pivots in watch examined under at least 10x magnification for flat spots and/or bent pivots, all jewels in watch checked for breakage or cracks, proper end and side shake of all train wheels is checked, balance is checked for end-play and side-play, escapement of watch is checked for proper set-up, amplitude of balance is checked after cleaning and reassembly, time keeping of watch is checked on the timing machine, and many other checks.


CLEANING OF POCKET WATCHES

Your mechanical watch will be cleaned in a Mark V ultrasonic cleaning machine. This is one of the best machines on the market today. I use ultrasonic cleaning on wrist watches and pocket watches.


TIMING OF POCKET WATCHES

I will use a B200 timing machine to time you pocket watch. As well as timing in positions, amplitude of the balance wheel will be checked. Amplitude of the balance wheel is an important indicator of the correct functioning of a watch.


POCKET WATCH REPAIRS

NOTE: The rate of $200 covers 5 hours work. If additional time is needed to complete your stem it will be charged at the labor rate of $40 per hour and that fee will be added to your final bill. $200 is the minimum charge for this service. Most pocket watch stems take around 5 hours to turn and harden. If the stem is turned to your specifications, without trying in the watch, I guarantee it to match your drawing, but can take no responsibility for it's functionality in the watch.

NOTE: If staff is turned to your specifications, without trying in the watch, I guarantee it to match your drawing, but can take no responsibility for it's functionality in the watch.

POCKET WATCH CRYSTALS

CROWNS

Other Pocket Watch Items


IMPORTANT POINTS, PLEASE READ!

  • Labor rate is $40 per hour. Pocket watch work is mostly done by the hour.

  • I totally disassemble every mechanical watch I overhaul. Total disassembly is the only correct way to examine a mechanical watch for defects!

    Many watches, especially old pocket watches, have other problems that cannot be seen until disassembly. Approximately 30% of antique pocket watches I see have broken jewels. Approximately 50% of the antique pocket watches I see have bent balance pivots or flat spots on the balance pivots. Without correcting these things I cannot guarantee the watch to keep good time! If any of these defects are found the customer will be notified before the repairs are carried out.

    WATER RESISTANCE OF WATCHES IS not GUARANTEED. There are all kinds of legal reasons for this, so your understanding is appreciated! This doesn't really apply to pocket watches, but I thought best to put it in here anyway.

    Due to quality and/or parts issues I no longer work on the following brands of watches: Crown, New York Standard, Columbia.

    I reserve the right to refuse service on any watch. I am sorry for this, but due to the recent amount of hacked and cobbled watches coming into my shop I have no choice. If you have a badly rusted watch I am probably going to refuse the repair or suggest a complete movement replacement.

    I will not under any circumstances work on nor do I endorse any replica/fake watches! Not responsible for accidents, damages, or loss in the mail.


    SHIPPING AND ESTIMATES

    PLEASE read, agree to, and follow the procedure below for sending your watch for estimate/repair. The steps below are for YOUR safety and that of your timepiece! I take in many watches for repair and without the proper information I have requested I can not track your watch or return it to you! SIMPLY HAVING THE INFORMATION ON YOUR CHECK OR MONEY ORDER IS NOT ENOUGH. I AM SOMETIMES NOT THE ONE THAT OPENS THE PARCELS OR CASHES THE CHECKS/MONEY ORDERS. PLEASE PROVIDE THE INFORMATION I ASK FOR BELOW! THANK YOU!!!

    I hate to add this, but after years of asking, people still are sending their watches in envelopes, padded envelopes, and uninsured. That being said, ANY watch that is received in an envelope or uninsured WILL be refused at the post office and returned to the owner at their expense. I am sorry, but if I accept the package and there is damage I then become the responsible party. please ship you watch in a box and insure it. thank you!!!


    1) BEFORE sending your watch you must first e-mail me for approval of your repair. No watches except Seiko Kinetic and battery overhauls will be accepted for repair without prior approval. Once your repair is approved by me you will be provided with my complete shipping address. THERE IS NO SHIPPING ADDRESS ON THIS PAGE AS ALL REPAIRS EXCEPT SEIKO KINETIC OVERHAULS AND BATTERY OVERHAULS MUST BE PRE-APPROVED BEFORE ACCEPTANCE.

    2) Wrap your watch in BUBBLE WRAP and place it in a BOX (the US Post Office gives away Priority Mail boxes for free (request the small video box).

    3) Enclose the Watch Repair Authorization Form with your watch.

     4) Include a check in the proper amount to cover the estimate fee.

    5) Ship your timepiece by USPS Priority Mail.

    IMPORTANT NOTES

    Please take the following as a guideline for repair times


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    Scott A. Ekleberry-Watchmaker
    It's About Time! Watch Repair
    A Full Service Watch Repair Shop In Upper Sandusky, Ohio,  USA

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    CONTACT:
    Scott A. Ekleberry-Watchmaker
    It's About Time! Watch Repair
    A Full Service Watch Repair Shop In Upper Sandusky, Ohio,  USA

    E-mail the watchmaker

    This site is protected by the copyright laws and international copyright treaties, as well as other intellectual property laws and treaties.  Violations of copyright laws and international treaties, as well as other intellectual property laws can be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

    This page and all content copyright 2001-2010 by It's About Time! Watch Repair