As I had a Vimpel on the blog a while ago, I got an email from Slovakia, asking me if I wanted to buy a gold case Vimpel. The lad asked for £450, which was pretty ridiculous, and I offered £150… Continue reading
Now it’s time for a look inside … Continue reading
A sad looking Seamaster in need of some TLC… Some of the luminous compound on the dial markers has come off, and the hands need some attention as well. Continue reading
The luminous compound of the hands has darkened considerably over time, and doesn’t match the dial markers any more. Also, when engaging the chronograph, the second hand jumps sometimes. Continue reading
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
This watch is not for the faint-hearted. It weighs in at 152 grams, and that’s quite a lot for a quartz watch. The width including crown and pushers is 51.3mm!
John sent it in, because he can’t get the crown to do what it should do… Continue reading
I wanted to share this watch with you, as the movement has many interesting and well executed features. Wynand sent it in for a service, and I’m happy to oblige… Continue reading
This is my last post before going on holidays for the week, and Mitka has started on his first customer watch as well, which he will finish for me to check over when I get back. After 4 1/2 months, and dozens of his own watches serviced, he is ready to roll!
The first Grand Seiko in this workshop, and it belongs to Chris.
The dial has odd spots on it, but apart from that, the watch is looking good… Continue reading
Google has restored my access again, and everything is back to normal.