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

Service: Grand Seiko GS45 / calibre 4520A

IMG_2541This 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