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About Denis Carignan

About Carignan Watch Repair Company Carignan Watch Company was officially started in January 1996. However, long before that, owner Denis Carignan was repairing watches as a hobby. It all began when he found an old pocket watch while antiquing. He was amazed by the craftsmanship and became captivated by what is known as horology. Over the years, we have repaired and restored thousands of timepieces. We specialize in repairing the timepieces that others give up on. Carignan Watch Company has a large inventory of parts and materials, and we also manufacture parts that cannot be purchased due to age or rarity. We service a variety of timepieces. We are an independent repair shop; we are in no way authorized by, affiliated with, or endorsed by ANY watch manufacturer, company or re-seller, and we like it that way. About Denis Carignan, Owner, Carignan Watch Company Many years ago I fell in love with watches and, like many others, I tried having a few serviced by so-called watchmakers and was very disappointed . The “factory authorized service centers” were even worse to deal with unfortunately. When I say I fell in love with watches, I mean it. They fascinate me on many levels and I think it is an absolute shame that it is difficult to get them serviced properly. I began repairing my own watches and before long I jumped in with both feet. From that point on, watches and the repair of them has been my passion, or perhaps obsession. I have devoted nearly all of my adult life to learning the craft and have been providing people and their watches the best possible services available for may years. When someone says “it cannot be done” or “you can’t fix this,” it sparks something in my mind that is hard for me to stop. At times I have spent hundreds of hours on a project that many other watchmakers had abandoned, determined to see it through no matter what. This is usually not profitable, but it sure is nice to see the look on the customer’s face when I hand them their running watch that is for all intensive purposes “back from the dead.” If I don’t know something, I ask someone. If I do not have something I need, I find it. If I cannot find something I need, I make it. If something is truly beyond my ability, I admit it and try to find someone who can help. If help cannot be found, I will do everything possible to learn how to do it myself. I take pride in my work, which I enjoy, and I am grateful to God for the abilities he has given me and plan to use those gifts for as long as I can. I came from a long line of engineers, machinists, and inventors, on both sides of my family, so it’s no wonder, I guess, that I am so interested in mechanical things. Every thing I have I worked very hard for. I hope someday my daughter will get into the business, but only time will tell; she is still young. I am self-employed and independent from any watch manufacturer at this time, for a reason. I do not like being dictated to and refuse to do things that I do not agree with. I am always working on honing the skills I have and learning new ones. I am very well connected and do not shy away from the tough jobs. I take the training I want to take. I work on whatever watch I want to work on, and I use the tools and equipment that I want and deem appropriate to use. I use both antique tools and modern tools that I have purchased over the course of many years. My shop is extremely well equipped and exactly the way I need it and want it. Very few shops have the capabilities that mine does. In my opinion, you should be able to bring your watch to whomever you want to have it repaired; it is your watch and your money. The person you bring it to should be able to get the training, parts, and equipment to service your watch easily and cost effectively, without jumping through constantly-changing hoops and hemorrhaging money. Pomp and circumstance is not something you will find here.

Watch Batteries, gaskets, and crystals replaced while you wait.

Watch batteries replaced, watches resealed

All watch batteries are professionally replaced at Carignan watch company ensuring proper function and longevity, don’t take any chances with chain stores, department stores and hacks, bring your watch to us to have the battery replaced the right way every time.

We have all popular watch batteries in stock. […]

John Kauff

<a href=”https://www.cwrnh.com/wp-content/uploads/John-Kauff-watch.jpg”><img src=”https://www.cwrnh.com/wp-content/uploads/John-Kauff-watch-300×272.jpg” alt=”John Kauff Pocket Watch” width=”300″ height=”272″ align=”right”></a>Denis, I want to thank you personally, as I feel that my family owes you a debt of gratitude. This watch has been laying at the bottom of drawers, largely forgotten for a century or more. Your skillful restoration, taking every care to preserve the antique […]

Robin Baron

Robin Baron

I have gone to Carignan watch Co. for years to have our watches cleaned, repaired and for new batteries. We have always been happy with their fast service and fair prices. Our last visit was above and beyond. I have a Movado watch that was going through new batteries every 5-6 weeks, it was […]

Keith Richmond

Keith Richmond

CWRNH Review 05/12/2015 I am providing a review for CWRNH regarding restoration of two English watches. The Benjamin Farrer watch is in excess of 200 years in age, running and timing in all positions. These old verges are quite complex in their designs for the times and to have a present day firm that’s […]

Susan Alexandratos

Susan Alexandratos

I sent you my beat up omega Mini Constellation watch for refurbishing and you did an excellent job with a very quick turnaround time. I couldn’t be more pleased. The watch looks like it just came out of the jeweler’s showcase. Thanks so much for the fabulous job and the great customer service. […]

Andrew L. Snyder

Andrew L. Snyder

Dear Denis, Thank you for overhauling my 1936 Rolex. Your hands, skill and workmanship turned a crippled old watch into a fabulous looking piece of jewelry. It is teriffic, and I’m so grateful for your kind attention to detail and courteous service. The quality of your restoration is remarkable and I’m forever grateful. […]

Bob

Bob

I received my TAG Chronograph the other day and it looks great. Keeps perfect time. Thanks for getting this done in a timely manner.

Chad W. Maxey

Chad W. Maxey

I received my Clebar watch a couple weeks back and I have to say you did a perfect job restoring the case. The watch looks brand new. I will definitely be doing business with you in the future.

Jeff Nichols

Jeff Nichols

In today’s world it is hard to find a true craftsman. Someone who has mastered a skill to a level that it becomes an art form. Denis at Carignan Watch Company is one of the few people who I would put in that classification. My dream watch has always been an omega Broad Arrow. […]

Priscilla (Carignan) Underwood

Priscilla (Carignan) Underwood

My husband’s Rolex arrived yesterday running perfectly and looking awesome! Thank you so much for your work and dedication.