Welcome to Ron Gordon Watch Repair. My workshop is conveniently located in Midtown New York City. My shop is equipped with modern state of the art machinery to handle all phases of watch repair, water resistant testing and case and bracelet refinishing. I have over 30 years of experience and knowledge with the tools to do the job right. All work is done in house.
Longines Watch Repair and Service, NY, NY
Auguste Agassiz started making watches in St Imier in Switzerland in 1832, shortly thereafter establishing the firm Agassiz & companies. Ernest Francillon, Agassiz’s nephew (by marriage), entered the firm, becoming responsible for running the company in the mid-1850s. Ernest (whose descendent), Ward Francillon, purchased land and built a factory near St Imier in an area known as “Les Longines” in 1866, thus establishing Longines. Within a decade, the concept of conducting all of the operations of finishing watches in one plant, using the machine methods developed in the United States, as opposed to the traditional method of passing the movement from shop to shop for each craftsman to perform his specialty task, was proven successful. In 1889, the winged hour glass trade mark, denoting high grade watches, was registered with the Swiss Patents Office. Over 1,100 people were employed at the Longines factory by 1911. Longines, now a member of the Swatch Group S.A., is still marketing watches worldwide today.
Repairing your Longines Watch
Your Longines watch is a precision timepiece and it needs regular interval servicing for it to work accurately. Longines recommends complete repairs be done every 4-5 years. The 2 types of repairs are…
Partial Maintenance (when battery is changed)
- Replacement of all seals and gaskets using only Longines parts
- Restoration of water resistance to Longines factory requirement
- Ultrasonic cleaning of case and bracelet
- Final inspection, visual and technical
Complete Overhaul and reseal (every 4-5 years)
- I disassemble the movement completely and replace any worn or broken parts with genuine Longines replacements.
- Then the watch is reassembled, oiled and regulated to Longines factory specifications
- I then replace all gaskets and restore the water resistance to Longines manufacturer condition
- The case and bracelet is refinished to original Longines specification
- Then I test the watch for 72 hours before it is ready for my customer.
Longines watches are high-precision timepieces, bring your watch in today for a free evaluation or call or email me anytime and I will be glad to answer any questions regarding your watch.
Other Watch Brands – Repair and Service
Ron Gordon Watches also repairs other watch brands such as Tag Heuer, Breitling, Longines, Hamilton, Omega, Rado, Rolex, Citizen, Tissot, Jaeger LeCoultre, and other major watch brands. If you are own luxury watch, please call or email me and I will be happy to answer any questions regarding your timepiece, or just stop in for a free estimate.
About the New York Public Library in Midtown, New York City, NY
The origins of this remarkable institution date back to the time when New York was emerging as one of the world’s most important cities. By the second half of the 19th century, New York had already surpassed Paris in population and was quickly catching up with London, then the world’s most populous city. Fortunately, this burgeoning and somewhat brash metropolis counted among its citizens men who foresaw that if New York was indeed to become one of the world’s great centers of urban culture, it must also have a great library.