Our best asset – the watch library

Just in case you haven’t discovered it yet – our biggest asset on this site is our vast photo library. We have over 2000 watches in here, with detailed photos for every one of them. I hear it’s quite popular with other watchmakers who can’t remember which screw goes where 😉

Check out the alphabetical list by manufacturer.

Here is the list of the most popular watches:

Photo Views Sessions ID Manufacturer Model Calibre
3054 1029 2142 Omega 10033272 D 30scT2
35412 677 954 Swatch Sistem51 ETA C10111
10043 332 1771 1st Moscow Watch Factory Sturmanskie 1-54
29817 292 2193 Omega Speedmaster 321
14584 250 2243 1st Moscow Watch Factory Russian OKEAH Navy Chronograph 3133 (circa 1983) 3133
10785 220 573 Patek Philippe Calatrava 23-300
16012 217 2037 Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 14800st 2125
13187 205 1541 Patek Philippe Calatrava 96 12-120
9650 188 1214 Patek Philippe 350i
5865 173 1274 Accurist Chronograph Landeron 51
6107 149 1095 Accurist ETA 2409
6281 144 933 Patek Philippe 8-85
7570 143 857 Seiko Grand Seiko 45 4520A
5083 143 1224 Bulova Accutron 218D
6275 141 752 Tudor Prince Oysterdate ETA 2784
5983 136 2407 Rolex AirKing 5500 1520
8022 133 1587 Panerai Pam0088 ETA A05.571
5921 131 750 Zodiac Seawolf Automatic Datographic 70-72
4713 124 1481 Girard Perregaux GP 30.4 (AS 1687) 30.4
5758 121 1860 Vacheron Constantin 6394 K1071
4306 119 1212 Accurist Marin Graf ETA 2452
1051 116 1030 ETA 2824-2 ETA 2824-2
4369 115 1332 Seiko Diver 200 7S26C
5561 112 1169 Breitling 1191 Chronograph Venus 188
4236 111 1006 Alpina Ferrari 592
1170 110 676 Baume & Mercier Capeland ETA7750
6896 108 1168 Longines Conquest Power Reserve Cal. 294 294
819 108 1824 Hamilton Khaki ETA 2824-2
1288 107 1272 Tissot 1853 PR100 AutoQuartz ETA 205.111A
6746 106 756 Vacheron Constantin Overseas 1311
1252 106 1443 Rolex Submariner 3035
2918 105 1005 Ball Fireman II ETA 2824-2
6326 103 979 Breitling Chronomat Valjoux 7750
2753 103 1172 Tudor Submariner 9411/0 ETA 2784
6684 102 1392 IWC Big Pilot C51111
3852 101 952 Omega ’67 Seamaster Auto 552
439 101 1750 Accurist Shockmaster ST 96
4526 100 1346 Seiko 5625-7041 King Seiko Chronometer 5625B
4142 100 1082 IWC Unknown 89
3058 100 1806 Longines Ultra-Chron 431
1188 100 677 Baume & Mercier Classima ETA2824-2
886 98 958 Seiko 5
7859 96 1933 Breitling Navitimer MontBriliant ETA2892A2 + DD
5469 96 1358 Girard Perregaux Observatory 32A 574
4759 95 843 Allaine 30 Rubis Automatic Felsa 1560
5227 94 2157 IWC Portuguese C. 79240 / ETA 7750
2753 94 1995 Breitling Colt ETA 2824-2
3896 92 1397 Rolex Explorer I 3130
2455 91 1668 Omega Seamaster 200m Automatic – Pre-Bond 1111 / ETA 2892-2
6079 90 1364 Rolex Submariner ref.5513 1520
5401 90 865 Breitling TopTime ref 2002-33 Valjoux 7733
3477 90 1109 IWC Mk XV ETA 2892A2
3254 90 1429 Jaeger LeCoultre 470 470/1
2471 90 1689 Omega Seamaster 1120 (ETA 2892A2)
3170 89 2003 Certina DS 2 25-661
474 89 1124 Alpina 592
4142 88 1712 Citizen Auto Dater R 21J
3273 88 795 Doxa Sharkhunter SUB750T 2824-2
4821 87 1299 Ardath chronograph Venus 210
3304 87 667 Certina DS3 ETA2824-2
5306 85 679 Certina Chronometre 25-651
4500 85 1783 IWC Fliegerchronograph C.79320/ETA 7750
3677 85 1190 Longines 990.1 L990.1
6098 84 1850 Enicar Sherpa Graph Valjoux 72
5537 84 1087 Poljot 3133 Cosmonaut
4149 84 793 Avia Chronograph Landeron 149
3162 84 1085 Omega Seamaster 30 285
2733 84 1372 Girard Perregaux 1950 AntiMagnetic 03E 03E
1280 84 1901 Alpina 598 hanwind 598
6486 83 2077 Breitling Navitimer Valjoux 7736
5228 83 1665 Vacheron Constantin 6395 Manual 1003
3712 83 789 Roamer Searock mst 522 mst 522
3536 83 2019 Zenith 2542 2542
3711 82 784 Longines Calibre 12.68z Stainless steel 12.68Z
1968 82 1549 Seiko Worldtimer 6217A
588 82 2040 Breitling Navitimer 806 Venus 178
3582 81 1259 Rolex Submariner Cert Chrono 3135
3181 81 1555 Omega Constellation 564
2706 81 1241 Seagull ST 5 4057
1211 81 2110 Alpina Vintage 566
4248 80 1008 Vostok Ocean Chronograph (Poljot 3133) 3133
1778 80 1208 Alpina 1950 Ladies Manual Wind 566

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You can see which brands we do most – here are the top 20:

Omega                    |    561
Rolex                    |    159
Longines                 |     82
Seiko                    |     62
Zenith                   |     61
Eterna                   |     56
Junghans                 |     56
Breitling                |     44
Jaeger LeCoultre         |     40
Universal Genève         |     39
Tudor                    |     37
Tissot                   |     36
IWC                      |     30
Lemania                  |     27
TAG Heuer                |     27
Heuer                    |     26
Certina                  |     25
Oris                     |     20
Girard Perregaux         |     17

So far, we have had 3.54 Million photo views of  36,491 photos that we have in our library. Our own customers have viewed 187,098 watch photos.

That’s 3 cameras so far that have bitten the dust 😉

There are of course also some very obscure brands, like Tenor Dorly… Have fun exploring!

10 thoughts on “Our best asset – the watch library

  1. Thanks to your photo library I trust myself to overhaul my IWC Fliegeruhr UTC TZC.
    I am already very experienced in overhauling most of my watches, but this particular one is definitely a little tricky. Especially below the dial. The basic movement, ETA 2892-2, is not that difficult. I also found more information about the time zone corrector mechanism in the internet, i.e. aligning the wheels of this mechanism and oiling plans. Since the watch is still in a excellent condition, the glass and case do not need to be replaced or polished. It was last overhauled by IWC 7 years ago and since then only worn a very few times.
    Thank you very much for this very interesting photo library!

  2. Thank you very very much for sharing these photos.
    I wonder now how happy I would be to find a “damaged” watch just to have the opportunity to see a complete “reportage” of your work.

  3. I’ve learned quite a bit from your blog and will add that the photo archive has been a godsend at times. Thank you for sharing. :o)

  4. The Dr Roland Ranfft Archive site is also a good source for specification, but if you want close up views of where all the bits go you can’t beat Watch Guy.
    Congratulations, keep snapping.

  5. I think that this library captures the best of the Internet; a true sharing of knowledge.

    Congratulations!!!!

  6. I love your library. Whenever I get a watch with a new movement I go looking to see if you have it in your database. It’s been quite useful working out what could be going on with a Seiko Bellmatic that had some specific issues and I had your photos up when I finally took the plunge and dismantled the dial side down to the keyless works – and I got it back together and working properly, which I consider a miracle given it was my first real effort at movement repair. Thank you.

  7. I use to look at it just to appreciate the beauty of some movements and technical solutions, and mostly when I’m away and miss my workbench…

  8. I do exactly this all the time. The blog is pretty useful when dealing with movements that have weird unusual solutions and no technical sheet to be found anywhere. Right now I have open a bunch of pics of the Junghans 667 quartz.

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