Just to make things easier for my customers, I’ve programmed a little database using perl and postgresql to store all the data about the work I do.
You have already seen parts of that with the new booking system, and I have now extended functionality to allow customers to check on the progress of their watch. Simply to go http://watchguy.co.uk/cgi-bin/mywatch, and enter your email address. You will see all watches that are with me or have been with me in the past (since the introduction of this system last week). All watches currently in my workshop are on the database.
Once your watch has been shipped, this will also give you a direct link to parcel tracking.
This way, you can also check if I have received a watch you have sent, and you can check on your queue position (you will get the number of watches in front of yours in the queue), and to check on the progress of the work. In the next couple of days, I will add a link so that you can access all the photos I have taken of your watch!
Paul sent this nice Patek Phillipe in for a service. He bought it from eBay in Italy, which does make the hair on my neck stand up a bit… Continue reading
Panos from Germany sent in this rather beaten-up Seamaster. The crown has come out, the crystal is scratched and not original (neither is the crown that came out), and it needs a service … Continue reading
Robert from the US sent in this Rolex Yachtmaster, which is of great sentimental value to him.
The watch doesn’t work, the second hand is stuck under the hour hand, and the movement rattles loosely in the case.
He previously sent it to a service centre in the US, which quoted him a good $1000 for a service. That’s why it’s here with me now …
Joel sent in this lovely little Citizen with the 8210A movement. It beats very feebly, and the timegrapher can’t pick up the signal. Continue reading
This Speedmaster is one you don’t see too often – it’s a Pre-Moonwatch, e.g. the Speedmaster that was made by Omega before NASA used it for the Apollo 11 mission.
The dial isn’t original, as this is a pre-Professional watch, so that must have been retrofitted at one point.
Anders sent it in, together with the right dial, and the right crown. Continue reading
Celeste from Hong Kong sent in her grandfather’s Jardur chronograph. On first sight, this doesn’t look too promising…
Even without opening the watch, it looks like the poor thing has seen some rough treatment over the years. Continue reading
Jorn from Norway sent in this great looking Seamaster Chronograph. It has the not so common calibre 1040, which is only very loosely based on the 321. This is one of Omegas most elaborate chronograph movements, with the following features:
- 60 minute central minute recorder placed under the minute hand, moving continually
- 12 hour recorder at 6 o’clock, turning continually
- sub-second hand at 9 o’clock
- 24 hour indicator at 9 o’clock
- automatic winder Continue reading
Paul sent his Seamaster over from the US to get it serviced, as it isn’t keeping good time at all…
Paul also sent me a new second hand, as the red on the tip is faded. And he wants another link put in his titanium bracelet, and the bracelet put on instead of the leather strap. Continue reading
This great gold Omega Constellation was sent in by Jason for a service. The dial has been restored, but it’s been a professional job, and looks good! Continue reading