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Modern & Vintage Watch Repair & Restoration


As a WOSTEP certified Rolex trained watchmaker with over a decade in the industry, I now specialize in the service, repair, and restoration of a range of vintage watches with access to genuine Omega parts direct from Omega. All servicing carried out to factory specifications. I focus on vintage Rolex*, Tudor, Omega, and Seiko watches as well vintage chronographs. Other vintage brands and modern watches such as Breilting, King Seiko, Grand Seiko, Zenith, Jaeger Le-Coultre, Patek Philippe, Landeron, Lemania, Heuer, Venus, Vacheron Constantin, and others are also considered.

I occasionally buy and sell a range of vintage watches. Please get in touch if you are looking to sell your luxury watch or looking to buy something specific as I have access to a network of collectors and can help you track it down.

*My workshop is not affiliated with Rolex SA, Rolex USA, or Rolex Canada in any way.

Why Choose Ashton?

When you choose to restore your beloved timepiece the choice of who to deal with is a difficult one. Because watchmaking is an unregulated industry, anyone can set themselves up as a vintage watch expert.

When you choose to service your watch with Ashton you can rest assured you are getting the best experience possible as he is a WOSTEP certified, Rolex trained watchmaker who now works independently and specializes in the servicing and restoration of vintage watches, with a specific focus on vintage Rolex, Tudor, Omega and Seiko watches. I have spent years honing my skills and understanding the nuances of restoring vintage timepieces. We always use genuine factory parts where available. If factory parts cannot be obtained they are manufactured in-house. Restoring vintage watches is our passion.

We provide a 2-year guarantee on all work performed as well as a written and photographic report of the work performed.

Customer Testimonials

What Ashton’s Customers Are Saying


“Nothing but pure expertise and top-notch service from Ashton. He serviced my 78 Speedy (Omega Speedmaster Professional) and exceeded all my expectations. I highly recommend his work and look forward to dealing with him more in the future.”

Jason – British Columbia, CA


“Finally a truly great independent watchmaker in Canada! Ashton Tracy is by far the best independent watchmaker I’ve worked within Canada, or anywhere. He is a highly skilled and knowledgeable professional. In addition to service, he provides detailed reports on all work done and does repairs and restoration to a Rolex service centre standard, without the wait times or the risk that valuable vintage parts will be replaced. You can absolutely trust him to provide the very best repair and restoration services to vintage high-end watches, without the hassle and risk of sending your watches through manufacturer service or an independent watchmaker in the US. He restored my damaged vintage 5513 to perfect working order, using only authentic OEM parts. I will be using his services for all my watchmaking needs from now on.”

Andrew – Toronto, CA


“Ashton was able to restore a vintage (Rolex) Datejust for me that was in pretty rough condition. The time he took to explain the restoration process, as well as his patience with all my (many) questions, were truly appreciated. The end product was phenomenal and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him. A fraction of the cost that the official Service Centre quoted me while retaining all the original parts. I couldn’t have asked for more. Thanks, Ashton, and I certainly expect to be back again.
PS – The knowledge he shares as he works, is worth the price of admission in itself!”

Anthony – Ottawa, CA

Services

Watch Servicing & Restoration

When your watch is received it is partially disassembled to see what work needs to be completed and that is conveyed to the customer. Throughout each step of the process, you are in constant communication with the watchmaker, Ashton. All watches are completely stripped down to the last screw, all wear points are repaired or replaced with original components, and if they cannot be obtained, they are manufactured by hand. All work is accompanied by a 2-year guarantee as well as a written and photographic report of the work performed. This process can be seen on the Complete Overhaul Procedure page.

Please get in touch today to discuss your project as well as insured delivery options from anywhere, worldwide. For a detailed look at watches we have been entrusted to service, please see the Previous Projects page.

The below video shows the assembly and lubrication process of a watch movement.

Contact

Please Note – We take watch restoration seriously and do not believe in cutting corners. Due to that fact, we have a minimum base service charge of $400 CAD, plus parts, for a complete overhaul. Costs vary depending on the watch brand and model. For a detailed description of this process please see the Complete Overhaul Procedure page.

Please email us with a picture of the watch in question, previous service history, and work you would like completed. Please note that we do not perform any partial repairs or sell parts to customers. 

We accept watches from all over the world. Please contact us to discuss the safe delivery of your timepiece.