The repair bill will be quite a bit higher than the value of the watch is, but if the watch belonged to a late loved one, who cares? Continue reading
This one came over from Belgium, and there are two cases, an extra dial, a spare movement, and some small bits. Let’s turn this into a Speedy! Continue reading
I’ve done quite a few of these, and blogged about some of them, but this one deserves a post of its own, and you will see in a bit why … Continue reading
This movement was used for the famous “Ingenieur” series. Continue reading
I do like Vacheron Constantin movements – they are very well made, and very intricate. What puts me off is that I can’t get any spare parts whatsoever. I can buy brake parts for an Aston Martin that speeds along at 250 km/h freely, but buying spare parts for VC watches is apparently too dangerous for the public…
So, I have to dive in without any recourse to parts. Continue reading
This one has a power reserve (Gangreserve) indication in the little circle at 1 o’clock. The black visible in the slot indicates the state of the power reserve, so it’s powered down at the moment. Continue reading
I tend to write about the more exotic watches we service here, but the bread-and-butter watches can be interesting work as well!
This Rolex doesn’t keep good time, so the customer decided to send it in for a service. Continue reading
We’ve done quite a few El Primeros here at the workshop, but never the calibre 4021. The 4021 is a modification of the calibre 400.
Instead of the hour recorder and date, the 4021 has a pretty nifty power reserve indication. On top of that, the movement is skeletonised around the balance and escapement, so that these components are visible through an opening in the dial.
The dial looks a bit Breguet-like, and there is of course no hour recorder as on the calibre 400.
This watch was sent in from Lithuania, just to make the whole thing a bit more interesting 😉 Continue reading
Kent has sent this nice looking Omega in for a service, but not everything is as nice as it seems. Continue reading
I have another Helvetia in need of a little attention as it is not running and the crystal is a little cracked. Continue reading