Mitka 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
One of Anders’ watches, and it’s a pretty rare military Eterna watch with the 520H movement.
You can see the luminous compound in the usual “military” style, e.g. generously and not too carefully. Continue reading
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
Richard sent in this JLC for a service. The dial and hands are in great nick, and so is the case.
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
I 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.
This Speedy comes all the way from California, and David has sent it in for a service.
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
When 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
John sent in this watch, and they needed a 40 ton lorry to deliver it 😉
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