Gehan & Dorety Watchmaking first opened their doors in 2012, operating out of a quiet corner of pastoral Connecticut woodland. Owned by Brad Gehan and Jack Dorety, G & D Watchmaking began with the mission to service, restore, and repair high-end timepieces, using both preserved secret techniques of yore and cutting edge modern technology with equal proficiency.

The first shop was located in a completely renovated barn on Brad's family property, with a rich provenance firmly rooted in fine horological, machine and wood work. Generations of Brad's family utilized the property for a myriad of entrepreneurial pursuits; perhaps most notable is the clock and watch repair shop that Brad's grandfather, Clifford VanDyke, owned and operated for many years after training at the Waltham Horological School in the late 1940's. 

After much restorative construction to his very same work space, the facility mirrored the contemporary standard of high end watch repair facilities. The space was well lit, clean, and each partitioned room served a specific purpose towards the end goal of impeccable service work. 

Brad and Jack were both classically trained in watchmaking and micromechanics at the Lititz Watch Technicum in the heart of Amish country Pennsylvania. Both are certified with the American Watch and Clockmakers Institute and Swiss American Watchmakers Training Alliance, and both hold diplomas from Lititz Watch Technicum.

The shop has now expanded to a beautifully renovated mill in Sandy Hook, CT. The mission remains the same, but the updated and expanded space allows the possibility for further growth in servicing modern high end timekeepers as well as machining and fabricating components to preserve timepieces of the past.