Fine Watch Repair
Exceptional Expert Watch Repair
Our Expert Watchmakers are trained by the Major Watch Manufacturers using the expert repair techniques and testing methods and use genuine manufacturer parts. Our Watchmakers offer case and bracelet refinishing for most watch brands.
Dennis Warner, CW21
Master Watchmaker, Certified Watchmaker, American Watchmakers-Clockmakers Institute
Dennis Warner is a Master Watchmaker in Austin, Texas that is CW 21 certified.
With over 40 years of training and experience and an official certification by the American Watchmakers-Clockmasters Institute (AWCI), you can rest assured that your watch is in good hands. Dennis earned and currently holds the title of “Certified 21st Century Watchmaker.” He has served as national president of the AWCI from 2006 to 2008, vice president of the Southwest Clock and Watch Museum in Lockhart, TX, and as president of the Capital Area Watch and Clockmasters Guild of Texas in Austin.
Dennis has been a part of the Russell Korman team for over sixteen years and has been trained and approved to work on the following brands:
- Raymond Weil
- Russell Korman
Experienced, dedicated watchmakers are hard to come by, and we are so fortunate to have Dennis as a part of the Russell Korman team. We have such an extensive collection of designer watches, that it is our pleasure to have a truly skilled, qualified watchmaker available to our customers. Additionally, Russell Korman’s watchmakers are the only in-house watchmakers in Austin with access to authorized manufactured parts from Omega, Rolex, Breitling and More!
Trey Gebhardt, Wostep
Watchmakers of Switzerland Training and Education Program
Russell Korman is very excited to welcome our newest watchmaker – Trey Gebhardt, a recent graduate of the North American Institute of Swiss Watchmaking in Fort Worth, TX. He successfully completed an intense two year, 3,000 hour WOSTEP course in 2015 which resulted in the industry respected certificate. WOSTEP (Watchmakers of Switzerland Training and Education Program) is an independent and neutral institution that is recognized as an exemplary training center in the field of watchmaking. Trey is incredibly excited to join the team at Russell Korman where he can pair this world-class training and education along with his passion for watchmaking to provide quality service every day for each of our customers.
Fine Jewelry Repair
Master Jeweler/GIA Certified Gemologist/Appraiser
Russell Korman Fine Jewelry, Diamonds & Watches wants to help you get the most enjoyment out of your fine jewelry by providing expert jewelry repair from our on-site master jeweler, Chuck Schaffer. Chuck has over 30 years of service in Austin when it comes to jewelry repair and custom jewelry designs. He is an expert in stone settings of all types and shapes.
Russell Korman Offers The Following Services:
Chuck is a graduate gemologist of GIA as well as an accredited jewelry professional who does jewelry appraisals for insurance and estate purposes.
Micro laser welding – a technique that has revolutionized the quality and precision of the work and custom work industry.
Not only does Chuck do machine engraving on personal items and gift items but he also does hand engraving which includes lettering, monogram and design enhanced scroll work. Hand engraving is a technique that until recently was threatening to become extinct but because of the efforts of GlenCo and dedicated jewelers, the art has had a resurgence.
Chuck does the traditional hand carved loss wax process as well as the modern computer assisted design (CAD). He is committed to making your custom design dream a reality.
Chuck is a master stone setter who sets diamonds and colored stones of all shapes, styles and sizes. He is dedicated to protecting your investments by properly setting your stone.
General Jewelry Repair
Chuck does a variety of jewelry repair on platinum, gold and silver. For example, sizing, re-tipping, welding breaks, and rhodium flash, etc.
Cleaning And Maintenance
Russell Korman and staff provide free professional cleaning of your fine jewelry and free inspections of your settings. It is easy to have a stone loosen without your being aware that there is a problem. We recommended that you have your jewelry inspected at least once a year.
We Buy Gold
Chuck will evaluate your gold by means of gold content and gram weight and give you a fair market price in conjunction to the spot price of gold. He will write up a proposal while you wait. If there are stones to be removed from the scrap items, Chuck will remove them at no additional cost, and they will be returned to you within two business days. We offer very competitive prices and we invite you to shop our prices with anyone in the gold buying market.
At Russel Korman Jewelry we have an on site jewelry repair facility. Our facility is equipped with the latest technology and a master jeweler having over forty years of experience in jewelry repair and custom design. Your precious jewelry items are handled with utmost care because we know how important they are to you. We are sensitive with the fact that it can be uncomfortable to leave your treasures, therefore we take time to map all significant diamonds and inspect them before they are taken in for repair. At Russell Korman we have a passion to serve the Austin community. Services that we provide include the following:
- Ring Sizing
- Prong repair and retipping
- Shank replacement or repair
- Jewelry Restoration
- Cleaning and Polishing
- Rhodium Plating
- Chain Soldering
- Clasp Replacement
- Pearl and Bead Stringing
At Russell Korman we provide a range of machine and hand engraving services including inside ring engraving, bangles and charms. We also do a variety of outside engraving on watch casebacks, monograms and crests on signet rings and filigree shank work.