As you can see from the photos, there is a bit of varnish missing from the dial at 6 o’clock, but there isn’t much I can do about that. Continue reading
I’m proud to announce that Christian has agreed to take me on as his new apprentice.
I am a Norwegian that has moved to the UK to learn about how to service and repair the world’s finest mechanics. I’ve had a growing interested in mechanical watches ever since I bought my first proper automatic watch (Certina DS with a turtleback case and the great cal.25-65) Continue reading
It isn’t running properly, so it will need some attention… Continue reading
This one is Andy’s from California, and in need of a service. The watch is probably from the 60s, when alarm watches were the big craze. I still have two alarm watches, and I find them useful even in the days of smartphones. It’s just so much cooler to have a watch go off than a phone!
What I like about it is the little opening at 6 o’clock for the alarm time, rather than having the usual hand indicating when the alarm will go off. Continue reading
Where exactly Vixa Uhrenfabrik is I don’t know, I’ve googled around, and found everything from an address in Italy to posts that the company doesn’t exist any more… all that doesn’t matter too much, as it has a bog-standard Valjoux 7750 inside.
Bob sent it in for a service. Continue reading
I normally don’t do this (e.g. just replacing a balance staff without fitting it into the movement), but Thom asked nicely, so I took on the job. If he would have lived in the UK, I would have invited him to do it himself in my workshop, but Sweden is a bit far …
I used to turn the old balance staff out on the lathe, but I never liked the process, as it’s so easy to get the graver into the balance…
A great little cocktail watch from the 20s or 30s! Continue reading
Dougie sent in his grandfather’s Omega Geneve. The crown isn’t original, and it needs a service and a new crystal. Continue reading
Let’s have a look at the timegrapher… Continue reading
This sorry looking Speedmaster came from Belgium, and Eric sent it in. He didn’t have much hope for it, as he already had it with a local watchmaker in Belgium, who said he couldn’t repair it due to lack of parts.
The outside doesn’t bode well, now let’s have a peek inside … Continue reading