Farfo.com offers reliable vintage watch repair service for your treasured timepiece.

Long gone are the days when you could bring your pre-1970’s watch to the local jewelry shop for cleaning and repair service.  Very few stores have the expertise to perform service on vintage mechanical timepieces.  That is why hundreds of customers from all over the world trust farfo.com each year to perform basic cleaning service or provide complete restoration service for their valued vintage timepiece.  Click here to see what our customers have to say.

We stock a large inventory of vintage watch parts and have access to watch material from many sources. Parts that are impossible to source can be custom made for your watch. We can repair basic manual wind watches or provide more complicated vintage chronograph repair service.

Farfo.com provides the following watch repair and restoration services:

  • Overhaul of Mechanical Manual Wind, Automatic, Calendar, Moonphase and Chronograph Watches. We Completely Disassemble, Clean, Oil, Reassemble and Regulate Each Watch
  • Cleaning and Repair of Quartz Watches
  • Watch Crystal Replacement – Round or Other Shapes
  • Watch Stem and Crown Replacement
  • Balance / Hairspring Work
  • Dial Refinishing Service
  • Replace Hand Luminous
  • Case Polishing
  • Gold, Silver or Rhodium Case Plating
  • Repair of Wristwatch or Pocketwatch Cases
  • Lathe Fabrication of Case Parts Including Case Backs and Bezels

Service of your watch includes complete disassembly and overhaul of the watch movement. All components are ultrasonically cleaned using modern solvents.  Each part is inspected for wear. Any worn parts are repaired or replaced and the watch is oiled/lubricated and reassembled. The watch is electronically timed and tested to ensure it runs accurately for a period of 3-5 days. We perform overhaul service at a minimum. All other antique watch repair services performed are in addition to the movement service. All watch repair work is guaranteed for a full 12 months from the date of repair. Parts subject to normal wear, such as crystals, crowns, bracelets, etc. are not covered under warranty. Damage due to water, abuse or battery leaks are also not covered. Estimates are free and are usually given within 1 week of delivery. The watch owner only pays for shipping and insurance charges to transport the watch. Once you approve our estimate, simple cleanings usually take from 2-3 weeks. More complex jobs will take longer depending on the amount of work involved and availability of parts.



Ship your timepiece by insured mail in a well padded box to:

John DiDonato
P.O. Box 183
Franklin Lakes
New Jersey

Include your contact information and a description of the services you would like us to perform. To expedite your service, please also email your watch information and contact / shipping information to us at watches@farfo.com. Watch movement cleaning is the minimum service we perform. We will notify you with an estimate prior to any work being performed. Please make sure you ship the watch well secured inside a sturdy box with plenty of padding surrounding the watch. PLEASE SHIP YOUR TIMEPIECES IN A STURDY BOX WITH THE WATCHES SURROUNDED BY BUBBLE WRAP OR OTHER PADDING. We cannot be responsible for watches that are not packaged properly. Shipping to farfo.com is by the U.S. Postal Service only. We recommend using Express Mail, Priority Mail or Registered Mail with insurance. Please make sure that a signature is required for delivery. For items valued under $1000, we recommend using Express Mail or Priority Mail with Signature Confirmation. For watches valued over $1,000 or for additional security for your delivery, we recommend using Registered Mail with the Delivery Confirmation option which can be insured up to $20,000. Registered mail is the most secure service offered by the U.S. Postal Service. Your parcel will not be mixed with the regular mail. Registered mail is specially handled and signed for at each intermediate point on its way to our PO Box. It takes longer to deliver Registered Mail. Check your local post office for details. Our only secure delivery point is our post office box. Federal Express, DHL and UPS etc. do not ship to P.O. boxes. You must use the US Postal Service. Please contact us for additional details.

Watches Shipped for Repair From Outside of the USA

There are international laws that deal with the import and export of reptile watch bands such as lizard, crocodile, alligator, etc.  To comply with these laws, please do not ship any watch with a reptile strap. If you are unsure, please remove the strap before you ship the watch.