Rick received his professional training at The American Watchmaker & Clockmaker Institute’s Academy of Watchmaking and holds two watchmaking certifications. In addition, he completed the AWCI Project Extend Course in American Pocketwatches and the AWCI Continuing Education Course “Introduction to Precision Timing” taught by Antoine Simonin. In September 2004 he traveled to Switzerland to attend a training course at the ETA Technical Training Center.
Before becoming a professional watchmaker / watch dealer, Rick was a collector and his interest in horology began over 35 years ago. A watchmaker who is also a collector approaches restoration work with a perspective that goes beyond technical ability and having the proper tools and equipment. The ability to do quality restoration work requires both experience and respect for the integrity and authenticity of the timepiece. We have an extensive inventory of spare parts acquired over the last 35 years which enables us to restore your timepiece in the truest sense of the word. Please see the examples of Rick’s work under “Repairs/Restoration”.