This Vacheron Constantin came to our workshop from California, and Jeannot sent it in as it wasn’t working any more. The winding stem is broken, so the watch can’t be wound any more. Continue reading
The watch is running but the date does not change as it should.
A lot of the dial markers have gone, and there is dirt everywhere. It’s not working, and I wonder of course what will lurk inside.
But let’s start off with the story of the watch, as told my our client, Nick. Continue reading
Anders has sent in this beast of chronographs. Minute recorder, hour recorder, day, date, month and moon face all packed into a 34.5mm 18K case. Seven hands in total or in this case 6 and a half. Plenty of warning signs as the date and month disks are seized and the reset pusher does not move.
Ben has had some trouble getting his watch repaired. The first watchmaker inspected the watch and gave Ben a long list of spare parts that where needed for him to service the watch this including a new balance, the intermediate wheel for the auto winder and a forth wheel; certainly an expensive affair considering the price of spare parts for an Omega. Ben managed to source the parts but by that time the watchmaker decided not to take on the watch anyway. The watch then went to another watchmaker who had the watch for 3 months without inspecting the watch. When Ben asked to have an inspection the watchmaker did not like the inquiry and sent the watch back. After securing a slot at Watchguy I was asked to inspect the watch straight away if I could fix it nor not. I could feel that the setting lever spring was broken and see there was a missing case clamp and the hairspring had broken off the stud. Cosmetically I could tell the dial had been restored and the plating on the movement at one point had some kind of chemical reaction. All in all nothing looked to frightening and we decided to service the watch. Continue reading
The oscillating weight is not attached to the movement as you can hear it clanking around in the movement, but it ticks when manually wound. Continue reading
This Helvetia is looking rough and is hardly ticking, but I see some potential. Continue reading
The watch movement was supposedly newly serviced, but there are some issues that will needs to be resolved. Continue reading
I’m a fan and collector of Junghans chronometer watches, but also enjoy some of their more unusual watches with funky designs. This is the second-generation quartz movement from Junghans from some time in the mid 70’s.
The watch is in decent condition considering the age, but is not running!