Service: Breitling Navitimer 806 calibre 178

P1110306A good client has sent in his lovely 1959 Navitimer. It’s not keeping good time and needs a service. Continue reading

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Service Certina Automatic DS (pre turtle back). Calibre: 25-45

P1120110I got a nice Certina DS pre turtle back calibre 25-45. These where only made in 1959 and 1960. Later models had the famous turtle back logo.  The seller claimed it had been newly serviced, but that was obviously humbug. The watch was not running and I could hear the oscillating weight rattling in the case. Continue reading

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Service Lemania 105 case ref 806 calibre: 1275

P1090506This lovely Lemania 105 calibre 1275, looks to be in great original condition, it’s not running and missing a pusher button.  Continue reading

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Service: Grand Seiko 9990 calibre 5722A

P1090759A customer has sent in his lovely Grand Seiko Chronometer for a service. It’s running and looks good, but could do with a routine service. Continue reading

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Project: Omega calibre 321.

Omega 321 project
A client has sent me his Omega chronograph featuring an early 321. He got the watch in exchange for cutting some firewood back in 1979.. It has since been lying in a drawer. I would say that was a pretty good deal if you think of today’s values;) He would like to have the watch repaired and of course a new set of hands as they are missing.  Continue reading

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Longines chronograph calibre: Valjoux 7733

Longines diver chrongraph with debt meter
This Longines looks close to unused and I doubt it’s ever been opened before. This is a late 70’s diving chronograph with a depth meter built in the crystal. This works where there is a red marker inside a tube in the crystal, the opening of this tube is blocked by the water, and  the air inside is trapped. When you dive deeper the air in the tube compresses and the water comes in pushing the red marker indicating the depth on the bezel. This is not developed by Longines, but they bought the right to have some made branded as Longines. As it’s never had a service it could probably do with a service. Continue reading

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Service Gallet: Excelior Park calibre 42.

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I got this interesting Gallet commander. It’s in need of a service as it randomly keeps stopping. Continue reading

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