Cleveland Watch Repair Rates

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

Payment is by check or PayPal when the job is done. Make checks payable to Cleveland Watch Repair. Repair time on average is up to 12 weeks. However, if you send payment with your watch, the turnaround time is on average four to six weeks. Watches are repaired in the order they are received. Please allow enough time if needed by a certain date. When watches are received, they are inspected to determine what needs to be done and if parts are needed to be ordered. After that, they go into 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 or less old, contact where you purchased it from or a factory service center. No Trade Work.

* If your vintage watch is missing any major parts like case back, crown/stem, bezel etc, I cannot help. Searching for parts is very time consuming and in most cases no parts are not available.

Use the contact form to inquire about having your watch serviced>>

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

Quartz Watch Service $55.00
Timex and Non-Jeweled Watch Repair $115.00
General Mechanical Wrist and Pocket Watch Overhaul $155.00 to 175.00
Watch Overhaul
with Day/Date/Automatic Features $200.00
Vintage Omega Overhaul $225.00
Seiko Automatic Diver Overhaul $220.00
Seiko Chronograph and Hamilton Model 23 Overhaul $249.00
Vintage Rolex Overhaul $249.00 to 295.00
Balance Staff Replacement $35.00 Staff plus $30.00 Installation
Broken Stem Repair $35.00 Plus Stem and Crown if needed
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 to 14.95 Return Shipping Charge by Priority Mail with 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 can be sent Registered Mail, Postal Service rates are below. There is an additional $15.00 charge for me to return a watch Registered as I have to special wrap the box and hand deliver at the Post Office.

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 PayPal invoice which will be sent to your email address when service is complete or you can send a check.

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, UPS, and FedEx. 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 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. A street address can be provided for UPS and FedEx. 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. Watches mishandled, not wound correctly or dropped after service are not covered. Broken balance staffs, jewels, pivots, crystals are not covered after being dropped. Broken mainsprings and other parts are not covered unless it was 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. Vintage watches are not waterproof, be careful even washing your hands. Please be kind when you wind your watch. Wind it slowly 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.

Thank you.

Cleveland Watch Repair

Extra Shipping Insurance Rates for Priority Mail, Effective as of January 2017

$2.85 for $100.00
$3.55 for $200.00
$4.50 for $300.00
$5.65 for $400.00
$6.80 for $500.00
$9.25 for $600.00
$10.50 for $700.00
$11.70 for $800.00
$13.00 for $900.00
$14.25 for $1000.00
$15.50 for $1100.00
$16.75 for $1200.00

Additional amounts will be quoted

If you have a very valuable watch, Register Mail is a better option for insurance. There is an additional $15.00 charge for this service.

Registered Mail Insurance Rates
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