A friend of mine is blind and I thought this Revue would make a cool gift. The minute hand has broken off and the watch is hardly running so a service is in order. 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
Anders has sent us this lovely Lemania chronograph for a service as it’s hardly ticking and the minute recorded hand does not reset to 12. Continue reading
I got this little NOS Cyma, it has been stored for 60+ years and is in need of a little love.
Andrew sent us his Breguet XX, as the hour recorder wasn’t working. The second and minute recorders work fine, but the hour recorder just won’t budge…
The Breguet XX was developed after the war, and was issued to the French Air Force. The Vajoux 225 movement is based on the Valjoux 22, which doesn’t have an hour recorder, so that was added to the bottom plate for the 225.
We finally moved into our new workshop last week, and everything is up and running! Very exciting stuff, with a lot of improvements… Continue reading
As most of you know, WatchGuy is moving workshop. We started re-furbishing our new premises in February, and are now very close to moving… Continue reading
I collect vintage Helvetia watches as they have some really interesting in-house movements and the calibre 800 is especially funky. This watch also has some interesting history as it was issued to the German army intelligence during WW2. Continue reading
Steven sent in his Audemars Piguet for a service. The watch doesn’t have a lot of power reserve, and isn’t the most accurate, either. Time for a service! Continue reading
As most of you will be aware of, the Swatch Group cut off parts supply to all independent watchmakers as of 1/1/2016. You, our customers, are now in the hands of Swatch Group when parts will eventually run out, and you won’t have the option any more to choose who will repair or service your watch. It’s either Swatch Group approved, or nothing.
The good news is that the independent trade isn’t taking this lying down, and Cousins (our parts supplier), is going to court. There is a news bulletin on this here.
We at WatchGuy have been involved in the process, and wish Anthony success in the court action against Swatch Group.