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Watch Doctors


Ilana Fine Jewelry
Bob and Ted can fix your watch, correct the movements in your grandfather clock—and restring your pearl necklace. Estimates come within a week, and repairs take up to two weeks, at an average price of $125 (Rolex repair from $250).
42 University Pl., nr. W. 10th St.; 212-473-1057

Aaron Faber Gallery
With seven Swiss-trained watchmakers on contract and a stock of hard- to-find parts, this shop can handle anything from complicated antique repeaters to tourbillons and guarantees repairs for a year. From $275 for a basic timepiece to $475 for top-tier brands.
666 Fifth Ave., entrance on 53rd St.; 212-586-8411

Sal Bracco Watches
While most stores outsource some tasks, Sal Bracco does everything himself, including the cleaning, which involves an ultrasonic machine whose sound waves break up dirt, and dipping watches into jars of chemicals—not unlike French fries into oil. Repairs from $25.
70 Bowery, at Canal St.; 212-966-5766

Central Watch Band Stand
Lawrence Kivel operates the horological ER between gates 38 and 39. You’ll have an estimate within 24 hours; repairs usually take two to four weeks and start at $65. Choose from 10,000 straps while you wait.
45th St. passageway, Grand Central Terminal; 212-685-1689


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