My name is Rick Alhadeff - workshop owner, "driver of the Winnebago". I started this business in 1989 and have been this current location for 17 years.
I went to the state of Washington in 1987 to study watch / clock repair at Bates Technical School in Tacoma, then traveled to Neuchatel, Switzerland in 1990 to study at WOSTEP (Watchmakers of Switzerland Training & Educational Program).
Since then, I've been working at the bench and exchanging ideas with other watchmakers and jewelers around town.
All timepieces that come in for service are estimated individually. At least a partial, if not complete disassemby of the timepiece is necessary to give an accurate estimate. No estimates will be given before examining the timepiece.
Most work is done on premises. For certain types of repairs, the case or component of a watch or clock may need to be sent to a specialist. The owner will be informed if this is necessary.
Most watches and clocks can be repaired but not all are worth the time and effort it takes to repair them. My pricing of services / repairs are based on time involved and cost of replacement parts if needed, not on the monetary value of the timepiece. Is it worth repairing? I leave that up to the owner to decide.
To others in the trade: I have a large inventory of vintage nos watch parts and crystals. If you are having trouble obtaining an obscure part for an obscure watch through your usual sources please feel free to contact me. Who knows....?
I welcome your emails and calls (preferably on a land line) or just cruise by the shop (see previous page).
Thanks again for visiting. Aloha, Rick