It needs a service, so let’s go! Continue reading
I got this watch from Chris (not our Rado collector Chris), as I repaired his CWC quartz watch. Chris is very well known in the world of Turret clocks, and you could say that he’s the UKs leading expert when it comes to them.
The Avia doesn’t work, but with a bit of luck, it’s just dirt … Continue reading
This is a watch you don’t see every day… From the heady days when the pin pallet escapement was still widely used. Not only in the British watch industry, but the Swiss were still at it as well. Not long ago, I did a 21 jewel pin pallet movement, a Starlon watch. This lovely Cordura has a 17 jewel pin pallet movement, made by Baumgartner, the 158 31/7. These were the days when some manufacturers claimed that the pin pallet escapement was superior to the Swiss lever… one of the reasons being that the pallet stones couldn’t get dislodged during servicing. A bit feeble as a reason for superiority I’d say, but a nice try Continue reading
If it’s a Certina, it has to be Joris’! Well, not exactly, but it belongs to a friend of his, and there is a long story involving bicycles, watches, and other things… The gist of it is that Joris has to have the watch fixed, and will get a bicycle in exchange. Continue reading
The rotor of the auto winder blocks sometimes, and it needs a service. Continue reading
This is a pretty cheap fake, e.g. there is no real chronograph function. Note that the little hand of the 3 o’clock sub-dial is missing. Continue reading
With a solid 400 visits per day, this blog has a very regular following, and I’m very grateful that you have stuck with me so far.
I would like to open this blog once a month (or more often if there is enough material) for all of you. Rather than me pontificating about my work, it would be interesting to hear what you are up to. There are lots of you that have sizeable collections, and most of you know more about one particular brand that you collect than I do.
We would all profit from a little exchange of ideas, and that’s just what I would like to do. If you are interested in writing an article for this blog, just post a reply with what you would like to write about, and I will set you up an account so that you can write your own post.
I’m very much looking forward to see what interesting stuff you will come up with!
Rob sent me this Zenith Respirator, which he was given. We don’t know anything about the history of the watch, but the 2542PC was built between 1964 and 1969, so we can date the watch. The design goes along with that date range …
From what you can see from the outside, this doesn’t look too promising – you can already see flakes of rust on the dial. Continue reading