Watch #1000: a little surprise / Omega Seamaster 600 136.011 / calibre 601

IMG_3852Mitka and I were keeping an eye on our internal job numbers, as job #1000 was getting closer and closer… We wanted to mark the occasion somehow, and decided to carry out the work on the watch in question free of charge, and throw in the parts and shipping as well.
So, when the postman brought in a new batch of watches on the 21st of October, we took them in the order we got them handed over, and Gerry was the lucky winner. Continue reading

Essential Workshop Equipment

IMG_3552I saw this on eBay, and I just had to have it for the workshop!

This wall clock was supplied by Omega to their dealers, and it measure a good 33cm across.

It’s now the pride and glory of our workshop, and hanging on the wall where the old boring radio controlled quartz clock used to be.

Review: A trip inside the Swatch Sistem51 / ETA C10111

IMG_3318When Swatch announced the release of the Sistem51, I was of course very curious about what lurks inside! With these things, there is only one way to find out…

I went ahead and ordered one for £108, and it arrived from Switzerland 3 days later.

Now this watch isn’t usually opened, and there are of course no photos of the inside to be found anywhere, apart from the stuff Swatch releases. Time to change that … Continue reading