After selling my lovely Diamond flake before realising what a great movement it has, I could not resist buying another one when it showed up…. This watch was bought on ebay as a non-running watch with a terrible photo. So seeing that lovely dial made me want to service the watch straight away.
The watch has a broken setting lever spring and is not running like it should.
I like the early 60’s Citizen watches as they made some unusual and funky watches. And this watch is defiantly something special. The watch is in nice condition but could do with a service. I’m not sure about the calibre number; so if there are any Citizen experts out there please enlighten me on the correct calibre number;) Continue reading
The watch is running but the date does not change as it should.
What do you look for in a chronograph watch? For me, size is a big issue, as I have a tiny wrist. On top of that, I like a date on my watch, and of course an hour recorder. Also, I like automatic watches, and a fly-back might be nice … With all those requirements, I’m moving swiftly into the £5,000 range of chronographs. Few will have those functions (Zenith 400Z, …), and the size requirement is out of the door.
Enter left the Seiko 7016-nnnn series. They come in many case shapes and sizes (Monaco style square cases, etc.), but for me, it’s the 7016-800n that appeals to me. Lovely dial, and 37mm width including the crown (which is sunken). Continue reading
Have a look at the rust on the hands. A tell-tale sign that there was water ingress, and that there will be more rust below. This is the type of job that I shouldn’t accept 😉 Continue reading
This is my last post before going on holidays for the week, and Mitka has started on his first customer watch as well, which he will finish for me to check over when I get back. After 4 1/2 months, and dozens of his own watches serviced, he is ready to roll!
The first Grand Seiko in this workshop, and it belongs to Chris.
The dial has odd spots on it, but apart from that, the watch is looking good… Continue reading
Before and after: Citizen Promaster
As you may know, (or may not know) we have in Holland since April 2013 a King. And he is visiting our little village in April to celebrate his birthday.
This inspired me to make a ‘kingsday watch’, with the colors of the Dutch flag (red, white and blue), and the orange ribbon, wich is showed only on
birthdays, birth or marriages of the royal family, and is a reference to the family name, wich is ‘Orange”
I gave the movement a overhaul, changed the dial, the hands and the bezelinsert. I painted the minute track orange, and put in a new crystal, and a NATO strap. Here the result
Joel sent in this lovely little Citizen with the 8210A movement. It beats very feebly, and the timegrapher can’t pick up the signal. Continue reading