Our Family Business
Welcome to Paul’s Watch Repair. I am Raimond Irimescu and along with my father, Paul we own and operate our family business that has been around for four generations. Our name speaks for itself of what we do. My father Paul has been working on watches & clocks since he was eight and now has fifty-three years of experience. I have been doing watch repairs full time for twelve years, but began learning watch & clock repairs twenty-six years ago, at the age of eleven. We are experienced, knowledgeable and fair in what we do.
Our business began in a small town in the Northern part of Romania more than 100 years ago. My great-grandfather, who first learned this trade in Europe, ran a small watch and clock repair shop out of his home. His knowledge and skills were passed on to my grandfather, Trifon Irimescu who continued the trade and worked his entire life as a watchmaker. My father, Paul was brought up learning this trade as a young child. Knowing how to fully repair watches by the time he was just eight years old prompted my father to leave school after the 7th grade and begin working full time with my grandfather. In those times it was normal for a young man to help earn money for his household.
From that time on my father and grandfather worked together in one shop and later my father opened a second shop in Romania before coming to the United States. In 1987 we came to the United States where my grandfather retired from full-time watch repairing but continued working on watch and clock projects until his dying days. Shortly after our arrival to the United States, my father opened his very own shop under the name of Paul’s Watch & Clock Repair in Sacramento California. He worked for a couple of watch shops in Sacramento before opening his own shop.
We have been in business in the Sacramento area since 1989 and we are presently located at 2601 Marconi Ave. I was brought up learning this trade from my father very early in life. When I was about 11 years old I began repairing Timex watches. As I grew up I tried different lines of work. Throughout the years I spent more time learning from my father and working with him on a part-time basis. I now work together with my father full time and have done so for twelve years and am also 50% owner of the business.
CO-OWNER | 3rd GENERATION
CO-OWNER | 4th GENERATION
We Really Care About Our Customers
We are a father and son team with over 63 years of combined experience in repairing, restoring, and maintaining watches and clocks. We work on antique, vintage, & modern timepieces. We also love to buy, sell & trade watches.
We have been in business for four generations, longer than many watch manufacturers have been around. It all started in Romania over 100 years ago by my great-grandfather. In 1989 after being in the United States for 2 years my father Paul was able to open a shop under the name of “Pauls Watch & Clock Repair”. My father and grandfather did watch & clock repairs their entire lives.
We want to become your number one source for anything that has to do with timekeeping by continuing our family tradition of maintaining, repairing, and restoring timepieces. We look forward to helping you find the right watch, restore your family heirloom, maintain the watch you enjoy daily, or simply share with you the knowledge we have accumulated over the years.
We offer a full one year warranty on any watch purchased from us or repaired by us in our shop. Our warranty is always transferable to the new owner which is an extra added benefit that many companies do not offer. In some cases brand new watches purchased through our website come with a longer manufacturer warranty.
We warranty our work for one full year after you receive your timepiece back.
We have over 63 years of experience as watchmakers. We understand how to get your timepiece working like new and you can rest assured we take our services seriously because we have a passion for what we do as experienced professional watchmakers.
We know watches! We know the industry very well having been to several watch shows and knowing many watch dealers. We know the value of watches and we understand what watch enthusiasts and collectors alike are looking for and the ones that are moving quickly.
We are very fair in our pricing. We understand that timepieces are valuable in their own right, but we know that watches need special care. Keep them running right and on time. We are the only watchmaker providing a battery replacement on ALL watches with a few exceptions at $5.