Came in looking to explore the inventory I'd seen online. Connected with Jim via email before arriving, and when I showed up he patiently walked me through every part of the process. Everything from how a mechanical watch operates to a frank discussion of the investment return I could expect in different brands and products. Low/no pressure sales tactics, just pride in the products and confidence in the work. Selected something special, and will be bringing friends with a discerning eye here in the future.
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I have entrusted them with my family heirloom cuckcoo clock over two hundred years old. They are taking their time putting it in original condition. I can’t wait to pick it up. Thank you.
I recently brought a pair of eyeglass frames I damaged to the store where I was hopeful they'd be able to repair. I was there for no more than five minutes and they were done and ready to go. Excellent staff!
They did a great job on my antique clock. Accomodating staff and very knowledgeable. Bit on the pricey side, but you get what u pay for. Would recommend then for antique clock and watch repair.
Watch repair and fast battery replacement. Good selection of rare watches, awesome clocks.
Check out the amazing selection of antiques.
Brought in a 50's Omega Automatic to be serviced. They really did an excellent job, the watch keeps good time and cleaned up nicely.
I took my Newgate clock to Father Time Antiques today for repair and these gentlemen were AWESOME! They fixed my clock while I waited. Super nice group of profession men! I would highly recommend taking your clock or watch repairs to them! I certainly will in the future! Thanks guys!
I inherited a 19th century pocket watch badly in need of a tune up. Further, the front cover would not clasp shut because the metal had worn down over time. During a brief visit home a few months ago, I swing by FTA to have them look at it.I received a nice tutorial about how pocket watches work and an eyeball estimate of the watch's value. The team explained exactly what needed to be done and why, how it would be done, and when I could expect it. I currently live outside Chicago and FTA assured me it would be sent with the utmost care and arrive to me safely.Five weeks later, the watch arrived safe and sound. It works perfectly, the front lid closes, and the FTA team polished it to a shine it hasn't had in decades. I am very impressed - though not surprised, based on other reviews - with the work and service of the FTA team. This kind of craftsmanship an guarantee of quality work is becoming rare. It's great to know this place still holds up - kind of like their time pieces!
Several years ago, I lost a unique Bulova Accutron Spaceview watch that I had been given as a present by my parents. Jim and Father Time spent almost a year searching for the exact same watch based on nothing more than a small photograph that showed me wearing the watch. Not a lot to go on. But they found one in Florida (if I recall) and offered it to me at a fair price. It was a near duplicate of the one I lost. And it is authentic and complete. They have serviced it faithfully using original parts for almost 15 yrs and have even done some minor repairs at no charge. I have only this experience to go on but I will tell you that Father Time is one of the best retailers I have dealt with and will continue to deal with. They made my day when they found the replacement watch and I intend to be a loyal customer for as long as the watch (or I) keep on ticking!