National Watch Repairing
740 Sansom St Ste 207
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Not sure what to expect when I walked into the building. It's located on the 2nd floor, above the jewelry stores. I was greeted by an elder asian man (not sure if chinese or korean). I passed him my watch and said it was rattling. It's an Ocean 7 LM-2. He opened it and said, "oh... automatic". Went to the back of the shop and 5 mins later came out and said, "fixed".
He then explained to me the problem in detail (screws had came out and the barrel came out of place) and also gave me a heads up on maintenance and potential problems down the road. In all, a great experience. Not only did I have my problem fixed but I also felt more educated. He charged me $10. Sweet deal.
Btw, there's a sign saying they don't accept personal checks and credit cards.
Raykin Watch Repairs
60 N 9th St
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Raykin is the best watch repair shop in Philadelphia ... possibly in the region. Have a vintage watch like a 75 year old Gruen Curvex? Raykin can repair it. Have an ultra expensive watch like a Patek Philippe or a Vacheron Constantin? Raykin can fix it. Need a leather strap for your watch, but want a tan colored one with stitching on the side ... there's a good chance Raykin has it. I have 100% confidence in this gentleman - he is the consummate "old world" horologist.