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!
The watch has undergone some “upgrades”. The original movement has been replaced with an ETA 955.414 Quartz movement and the dial has been restored at one point.
This Oris came over from the US, and Van sent it in. The power reserve hand turns freely, so there doesn’t seem to be any connection. Continue reading
Ethan from Shanghai sent in this LeCoultre Futurematic. If you are a regular reader, you have seen one of these before on this blog.
The LeCoultre calibre 817 is one of the weirdest movements around. The auto winder and power reserve construction are over-engineered and also not very durable. LeCoultre used a non-automatic hooked mainspring, so in order not to break the mainspring, the winding weight is held to the side with a hook to prevent overwinding. Once the watch winds down a bit, the hook releases the winding weight again… Continue reading
But not only is the movement rusted – somebody had broken off screws, and taken out parts and screws.
This watch will need some serious work and lots of spare parts… Continue reading
At first glance things don’t look to hot as the watch is not running and the case is missing its pusher. Continue reading
The first mechanical watch I bought was a early DS automatic from the 60’s. So it’s not a secret that I’m a Certina fan. Certinas have many nice in-house movements and are in my opinion under-appreciated, often in the shadow of more expensive brands like Omega.
This watch has a nice original dial, but is in need of some TLC.