Cleveland Watch Repair Rates

Mechanical Watch Repair Service, Pocket, and Wristwatch
Repair, Overhaul, Clean, Lubricate, Regulate

Use the contact form to inquire about having your watch serviced before sending. Do Not Send Your Watch Without Approval >>>>>

25% deposit must be sent with the watch by check or PayPal, the balance is due when the job is done. Make checks payable to Cleveland Watch Repair. Repair time on average is up to 12 weeks.
Watches must be approved before sending. Watches sent in without approval, $25.00 service charge for return.
Estimates are good for one month. Watches are repaired in the order they are received. Please allow enough time (up to 12 weeks) if needed by a certain date. When watches are received, they are inspected to determine if parts are needed and an estimate given. After that, they go in line for service in the order received. Please do not send more than two watches at a time as each watch you send will push back the return time.
If your watch is 10 years old or less, contact where you purchased it from or a factory service center. Watches not picked up after one year will be sold. No Trade Work.
* If your vintage watch is missing any major parts like case back, stem, bezel etc, there will be a $25.00 parts search charge.

Service Rates for Wrist and Pocket Watches, PLUS PARTS if needed and RETURN Shipping.

Quartz Watch Service $45.00
Non-Jeweled Watch Repair $125.00
General Mechanical Wrist and Pocket Watch Overhaul $185.00 to $259.00

Vintage Rolex Overhaul, Starting at $295.00
Balance Staff Replacement $45.00 labor plus $25.00 Staff
Broken Stem Repair $35.00 Plus Stem and Crown
Crystals $35.00 and up Installed
Mainsprings $35.00 and up
Advanced Regulation and Troubleshooting $45.00/hour
Machine Case Polishing $35.00
Relume Hands $25.00
Shop Rate $45.00 hour

$12.95 Return Shipping Charge by Priority Mail within U.S. Optional Signature Required. Insurance available per request rates listed below and set by the Postal Service. The extra insurance will be added to the shipping charge. High valued watches should be sent Registered Mail, the Insurance and Postal Service rates are below. International Shipping $24.95 plus shipping cost.

Vintage Watch Repair

Display Your Serviced Watch

An overhaul is by disassembly, professional cleaning using a watch cleaner, proper lubrication, and extended testing. Hand polishing of case and band if requested.

  • All proper lubrication and techniques are applied. Pivots polished by hand, gears carefully cleaned and inspected.
  • Parts extra. An estimate will be given before the service begins.
  • You will be kept updated via email.
  • Payment by check or PayPal for the balance when the work is done. Make checks out to Cleveland Watch Repair. PayPal email address for sending payment is
  • Watches are tested up to a week after service and before shipped back.

To have your watch considered for repaired, first contact me at, or use the contact form and tell me what kind of watch you have and what the service need is. Watches must be sent in by mail to the P.O. Box, No Walk-In Location. For UPS, and FedEx, I can provide a street address. Please, ship watches insured and use tracking. Place my email address in the tracking so I can monitor its arrival. Please pack watches carefully. Include a 50% deposit by check or PayPal and your contact information including return shipping address and mark what is wrong with the watch. Send watches to C. W. R., Randall S. Zadar, P.O. 361009, Strongsville, OH 44136. When your watch arrives, I will let you know. Please note, If you have an important event you need the watch for, like a gift, please allow sufficient time for the repair. Repairs can take up to 12 weeks, depending on many factors like backlog, parts search and meticulous workmanship.

Cleveland Watch Repair

Warranty is limited up to one year within reason. Watches mishandled, not wound correctly or dropped after service are not covered. Broken balance staffs, jewels, pivots, crystals are not covered. Broken mainsprings and other parts are not covered unless those parts were replaced. After service, all watches are placed on extended testing for days. They can vary plus or minus, depending on temperature, position and how often you wind it. Some vintage watches can vary a couple of minutes per day. Watches sent back and not covered under warranty will be charged labor, parts and return shipping. It is recommended to keep vintage watches from water. Be careful even washing your hands. Avoid rain and high moisture environments. Most vintage watches were not designed to be waterproof or even dust proof. If your watch has water damage, it will not be covered by warranty. Please be kind when you wind your watch. Wind it slowly clockwise until it stops unless it is an automatic, then wind until you feel some resistance. You must fully wind a mechanical watch daily for good timekeeping. Preferably, every 12 hours or less. Keep vintage watches from rough activity, sports, construction, hammering, exercising. Most vintage watches have no shock protection and damage can occur if dropped.

Thank you.

Cleveland Watch Repair

Extra Shipping Insurance Rates for Priority Mail, Effective as of January 2019

$2.80 for $100.00
$3.50 for $200.00
$4.60 for $300.00
$5.80 for $400.00
$6.95 for $500.00
$9.35 for $600.00
$10.70 for $700.00
$12.05 for $800.00
$13.40 for $900.00
$14.75 for $1000.00
$16.10 for $1100.00
$17.45 for $1200.00

Add $1.35 for additional $100.00 Insurance

If you have a very valuable watch, Register Mail is the best option for insurance and security.

Registered Mail Insurance Rates, Plus actual shipping cost
Declared Value Price:
$0.00 $10.00
$0.01 to $100 $10.90
$100.01 to $500 $12.20
$500.01 to $1,000 $13.40
$1,000.01 to $2,000 $14.60
$2,000.01 to $3,000 $15.80
$3,000.01 to $4,000 $17.00
$4,000.01 to $5,000 $18.20
$5,000.01 to $6,000 $19.40
$6,000.01 to $7,000 $20.60
$7,000.01 to $8,000 $21.80
$8,000.01 to $9,000 $23.00
$9,000.01 to $10,000 $24.20
$10,000.01 to $11,000 $25.40
$11,000.01 to $12,000 $26.60
$12,000.01 to $13,000 $27.80
$13,000.01 to $14,000 $29.00
$14,000.01 to $15,000 $30.20
$15,000.01 to $16,000 $31.40
$16,000.01 to $17,000 $32.60
$17,000.01 to $18,000 $33.80
$18,000.01 to $19,000 $35.00
$19,000.01 to $20,000 $36.20
$20,000.01 to $21,000 $37.40
$21,000.01 to $22,000 $38.60
$22,000.01 to $23,000 $39.80
$23,000.01 to $24,000 $41.00
$24,000.01 to $25,000 $42.20