Service/repair Breil Manta calibre: Valjoux 7750

P1120479A client has sent in a watch that he unintentionally dropped from the 11th floor in 1986. There was an attempt by a watchmaker to fix it, but it would only run with chronograph engaged. It ended up in a drawer for 30 years before it was rediscovered and sent to me. Continue reading

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Serice: GUB (Glashütter Uhrenbetriebe) calibre 66-22

P1120563A client has sent in his lovely little east German GUB for a service. It’s running well, but the jewels are dry and could do with a routine service. Continue reading

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Service: Longines calibre 340

P1120062A good customer has sent in his vintage Longines calibre 340. It’s not running very well and the rotor is loose. I have been a little reluctant doing these as parts are few and far between, so I do it on time and material with no guarantee of success. If everything is straight forward I will of course only charge normal service fee:)  Continue reading

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Longines case back enamel repair.

P1120636Longines had several models featuring a golden medallion with enamel inlay. It’s a very common defect to find the enamel has disintegrated from the medalion. The case back on the photo belongs to a Flagship featuring a ship with a navy blue background sailing on a green ocean. There are still some traces of blue and no green remaining. After some research I found a cold enamelling technique involving resin that hardens to create a durable and resistant surface.
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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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