How It's Done At WatchArtExchange!


Replacement of various types of rare damaged or broken watch gears is done using Schaublin lathes. Even very small gears can be repaired with the use of a microscope.


Highest quality Boley lathes and micro tools are used in precision parts repair and restoration.


We utilize Jacot tools which are hand powered lathes that are essential in the repair of vintage movements and antique watches. These tools are necessary for sizing and restoration of watch pivots.

Pallet Stone Setting Tool used for precision setting of watch pallets and pivot straightener.

Pivot Straightener

 A tool that adjusts bent pivots. When a watch has bent pivots time accuracy cannot be maintained.



Many different precision case opening and closing tools are needed for specific watch models when an incorrect tool is used to open or close a case damage can occur.



When restoration of watch cases is necessary, many complicated factors must be taken under consideration. For example, a case cannot be over polished and must maintain all original contours and edges.

In order to achieve this, proper tools must be implemented together with precision hand detailing. To bring out a high-quality shine only high-speed polishing machines can be used.

However, our master polisher always keeps a close eye on the process in order not to damage the delicate watch case and threading on case back.

In the case of the second picture you can see the gold cap solid gold layer case worn out in such a situation it is necessary to implement laser technology which adds additional gold layers to return this watch case to original mint condition beauty.

Highlighted below is our state-of-the-art laser machine which is able to correct any surface damage to gold, gold plated, gold capped or stainless steel cases.



Watch Dial factory precision restoration

When considering a dial that has been aged covered with patina with surface peeling and oxidization many factors must be taken under consideration. All original details must be saved every component must be disassembled polished cleaned soaked with chemicals and restored in all original factory specifications.

This is a very time-consuming process which must take under consideration original font as well as every aspect of original finishing

The hands must be diamond cut polished and restored to factory specs here are some samples of our recent project.


Silver Grand Seiko 36000Bph Watch Dial from 1969


As you can see the final results are striking




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