Growing up in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis & Saint Paul, Minnesota, I discovered watchmaking after studying Engineering Design and working as a draftsman. I began my watchmaking career in 1999, relocating to Boston, Massachusetts, and working for several luxury watch dealers and repair workshops. While working with 3 renowned watchmakers, I developed a love for the art of fabricating parts and repairing vintage and antique watches.
In 2007 I attended the WOSTEP school in Neuchatel, Switzerland, for their Refresher Course, and was granted the title “Swiss Watchmaker” by the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry in Neuchatel Castle. Several Years at Breitling USA as a Technical Coordinator for Quality Control was followed by my return to independent watchmaking and establishment of A. Baizerman Company, LLC in 2010.
Since 2010 I have worked directly for watch collectors and jewelers nationwide, taking over Mainly Watches from my mentor Moritz Elsaesser upon his retirement in 2021.
Many people repair watches, but I am uniquely qualified to service your Omega or other Swiss watch- 25 years of experience including factory service and independent fine watch repair and restoration. I now provide fine watch service nationwide via USPS and Fedex.
The case and bracelet are inspected, repaired, and refinished; and the movement is taken completely apart. Every piece is inspected and repairs performed. The movement parts are cleaned in multiple ultrasonic baths; and once clean the movement is assembled, oiled, and adjusted for timekeeping.
I earned the title Swiss Watchmaker at the WOSTEP School in Neuchatel, Switzerland. In 2007, after repairing fine watches for several years, I received a full scholarship to the Refresher Course. This advanced course is designed to elevate an experienced watchmaker to the level of Swiss Watchmaker. The WOSTEP School is underwritten by the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry, and fewer than 500 watchmakers have completed this program since it began in the 1960's.
Yes, I offer some services with faster turnaround. Battery replacement with or without water-resistance testing can be performed and shipped back in a short time.
This certification means that I am among the most qualified watchmakers in the word to repair your Omega Watch. I have over 20 years experience repairing modern and vintage Omega watches, including Coaxial Escapement watches. In 2015, I completed the Omega Watchmaker Evaluation and was awarded OWME Certificate #021. To achieve this Level 5 certification, my skills and shop equipment were evaluated by Omega technical staff.
Repair time can vary greatly by brand and type of repair needed. Some repairs can be performed in two to three weeks, while complete overhaul service of a mechanical watch generally takes from six to twelve weeks depending on parts availability and my repair backlog at the time of approval.
I do not sell watches. I do offer to buy distressed watches and all types of watch spare parts. Please contact me for more information.