Ari repairing a watch

Fine Watch Repair by Ari

Why choose Ari to repair your fine watch?
  • Watch repair by a trained & certified watchmaker
  • I specialize in Swiss watch repair - Omega, Longines, Hamilton, Tissot, Nomos, Rado, Movado and many more
  • Get your repaired watch delivered to your door
  • Communicate directly with your watchmaker
The steps in the watch repair process
Repairs I offer include:
  • Battery replacement with pressure test
  • Quartz watch repair
  • Broken crystal replacement
  • Winding & setting issues
  • Complete movement service
  • Watch case & bracelet repair
  • Vintage Omega watch repair

PARTIAL SERVICE

If your watch is in running condition, minor repairs such as replacing a damaged crystal or crown, battery service including water-resistance testing, and bracelet repair or bracelet adjustment can be performed without a complete service. I have two decades of experience. Your watch is in capable hands.

COMPLETE SERVICE

When your quartz or mechanical watch stops running, or otherwise frustrates you, it may be time for an overhaul. The watch movement is taken apart completely, cleaned, oiled and adjusted. The case and bracelet are refinished and gaskets are replaced. Water-resistance is tested for all watches rated 'water-resistant'.

RESTORATION

Family heirlooms, antique pocket watches, and heavily damaged or rusted watches often require attention beyond a complete movement overhaul. Designing and fabricating of replacement parts for ancient, rare, or extremely damaged watches takes time, but may be the only way to save your unique watch.

CASE & BRACELET REPAIR

Polishing, or 'refinishing' the watch case & bracelet is part of a complete service, but you may only need the bracelet repaired or the finish restored. Satin or high-gloss, two-tone, stainless steel or solid gold, I can bring back the appearance and function of your bracelet & case.

FREE ESTIMATES
ONE YEAR WARRANTY
SWISS-TRAINED WATCHMAKER
OMEGA COAXIAL REPAIR

COMPLICATED WATCHES

When your unique timepiece is due for repair, I am here. I service most alarm watches, split-seconds chronographs, yacht timers, car clocks and many other types of unique watches. A complicated watch needs care and attention to detail.

picture of Ari Baizerman
  • Omega OWME Certificate #021
  • Omega Coaxial-Escapement Trained
  • Watchmakers of Switzerland Certified
  • AWCI CW21 Certified
  • AWI Certified Watchmaker
  • NAWCC Business Member 149966
  • AAS Machine Design & Drafting
Growing up in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St.Paul, Minnesota, I discovered watchmaking after studying machine design and working as a draftsman. I began my watchmaking career in 1999, soon relocating to Boston, working with several luxury watch dealers and workshops. While working with three award-winning master watchmakers, I developed a love for the complex art of fabricating parts and repairing watches dismissed by other watchmakers.

In 2007 I attended the WOSTEP school in Neuchatel, Switzerland for the Refresher Course, and was granted the title “Swiss Watchmaker” by the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry.

Since 2010 I have worked directly for watch owners and jewelers.
Many people repair watches, but I am uniquely qualified to service your Omega or other fine Swiss watch - 20 years of experience including factory service and independent fine watch repair and restoration. I now provide fine watch repair nationwide through the mail.
I earned the title Swiss Watchmaker at the WOSTEP School in Neuchatel, Switzerland. In 2007, after repairing fine watches for several years, I received a full scholarship to The Refresher Course. This advanced course is designed to elevate an experienced watchmaker to the level of Swiss Watchmaker. The WOSTEP school is underwritten by the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry and fewer than 400 watchmakers have completed this program since the 1960s.
This certification means that I am among the most qualified watchmakers in the world to repair your Omega watch. I have 20 years of experience repairing modern and vintage Omega watches, including Coaxial Escapement watches. In 2015, I completed the Omega Watchmaker Evaluation and was awarded OWME Certificate #021. To achieve this Omega Level 5 certification, my skills and equipment were evaluated by Omega technical staff.
Watches should be inspected about every five years. Regular service ensures that the watch continues to function properly. A brand-new mechanical or quartz watch can run for five to ten years before service. I recommend wearing your quartz watch until the battery needs to be replaced. Have the watch inspected when the battery is changed. I offer full service quartz watch repair including battery replacement for most brands including Omega, Rado, Tissot, Longines, Hamilton and Baume & Mercier.
I do not sell watches. I do occasionally offer to buy watches. Please contact me for more information.
The case and bracelet are inspected and refinished, and the movement is taken completely apart. Every piece is inspected and repairs performed. The movement parts are cleaned in several ultrasonic cleaning baths. Once clean, the watch is assembled, oiled and adjusted.
Yes! I now offer some services with faster turnaround. Battery replacement with or without a water-resistance test can be performed and mailed back within one to two weeks. Please refer to the specials page for more information.
Repair time can vary greatly by brand and type of repair needed. Some repairs can be performed in two or three weeks, while complete overhaul service of a mechanical watch generally takes from four to twelve weeks depending on my workload at the time. A more specific timeline will be given with the estimate, and when approved, I will update you about the repair as it progresses through the workshop.
I strive to spend my time at the workbench repairing your watch. Please call 612-354-7496 and leave a message. New customers should fill out the contact form to reach me.
I am located in the Twin Cities - Minneapolis & St. Paul, Minnesota. I do not have a retail location. However, if you are in the Twin Cities, contact me to arrange a local dropoff.
  • I recommend sending your watch via USPS Priority Mail. Tracking is included. Insurance is additional. My address is below.
  • I can send you a prepaid return label or a prepaid return package. Contact me for details.
  • A Priority Mail Small Flat Rate Box is a good size for a watch. Boxes are available without charge at any US Post Office.
  • When you are ready to send your watch, use my online repair form.
  • After you have filled out the repair form, click 'send and print' to print a packing slip and to let me know your watch is on the way.
  • Put your watch in a small plastic bag with the packing slip, and wrap with paper or bubble wrap.
  • Seal the watch in the box. Tape the prepaid return shipping label to the outside, or take the package to a US Post Office to purchase postage.
  • Drop off your prepaid package with a postal clerk at any US Post Office. You can leave the package without waiting in line, or give it to a clerk and get a receipt. You can also give a prepaid package to a letter carrier.
  • If you want to use a carrier other than the US Post Office, please contact me for important details.
Watch brands I service include:
  • Ikepod
  • Alain Silberstein
  • Rolex
  • Tourneau
  • Doxa
  • Heuer
  • Bulova
  • Hamilton
  • Mido
  • Longines
  • Rado
  • American & Swiss vintage & antique wristwatches and pocket watches
Ari services all vintage Omega watches:
  • Omega 321
  • Omega 550
  • Omega 565
  • Omega 861
  • Omega Speedmaster
  • Omega Seamaster
  • Omega DeVille
  • Omega Constellation
  • Omega Dynamic
  • Classic Omega watches from the 1950s - 1980s
Do you have a question about repairing your watch?