Rick received his professional training at The American Watchmaker & Clockmaker Institute’s Academy of Watchmaking and holds two watchmaking certifications. He completed the AWCI Project Extend Course in American Pocketwatches, the AWCI Continuing Education Course “Introduction to Precision Timing” taught by Antoine Simonin, and traveled to Switzerland to train at the ETA Technical Training Center.
Before becoming a professional watchmaker / watch dealer, Rick collected extensively and his interest in horology began over 40 years ago. Quality restoration work requires both experience and respect for the integrity and authenticity of the timepiece. 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. We maintain 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”.