Service: Citizen 150m Diver 68-5372

P1160216 (copy)A client has sent in his Citizen Diver for a service. It’s not keeping time and looks fairly beaten up. Continue reading

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Saving a family piece.

P1150410A customer has sent me his late grandfather’s Alprosa watch for repair, unfortunately the case back threads have corroded away and the case back is useless. I will see if we can find a donor case. Continue reading

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Service: Patek Philippe calibre 30-300 PM

P1160277A customer has sent in his Patek Philippe calibre 30-300 PM for a service. Continue reading

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Nerds wanted.

After a lot of positive feedback on my current site, I’m inspired to evolve this website into mitka.co.uk Mark II. This will be an independent blog site that focuses on the really cool/nerdy watch stuff and not just following the hype!

If you’re interested in becoming a part of the editing team or just want to do some freelance writing about the following subjects:

  • Watch reviews.
  • Inside looks at personal collections.
  • Technical blogs.
  • Watch history blogs.
  • Other generally cool watch related stuff.
  • Video blogs.

Please contact me via: m@mitka.co.uk

I’m no rich man, but I will be very appreciative to anyone that wants to take part in this! I will set up some cool vintage watch rewards to the most popular posts etc. Hopefully we can generate some advertisement revenue after a while!
PS: I also need a good WordPress web designer.
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Service/restoration Helvetia calibre 75A

P1140447Here is a great Art Deco Helvetia from the 30’s. It is not running and the case looks a little tatty. The movement however looks to be in very good condition.

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Service Longines Conquest calibre: 291

P1140057A Client has sent in his Conquest calibre 291 for a service and case back enamel repair. He has also added 4 extra case backs to be repaired. Continue reading

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Lemania CH27 the movement that went to the moon!

P1150126It’s well known fact the Omega Speed master was the official watch that went to the moon. But Lemania was the company that made the 321 for Omega and is almost identical to Lemania’s own chronograph movement, 2510, which is a later name for their calibre 27CH-12. This Lemania CH27, sent in by a client, has the lowest production number I have ever seen. It’s not running and has a broken stem. Continue reading

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Revue Sport 50’s re-edition from the 90’s calibre: MSR X1

P1140836A customer has sent in his lovely Revue sport that has stopped. It has the in-house calibre MSR X1 and I suspect a service will get it running again. I’m especially happy to work on this as when I was 16 I almost bought one as I loved the design. Continue reading

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One of the worlds oldest automatic chronographs turns 50!

Seiko 6139 ProjectI picked this Seiko 6139-6010 up from Japan. The Serial number shows it was made in March 1969 and that means this month it turned 50 years old. The earliest I have seen are from February 69. It’s one of my favourite dial and case designs; 6139-8010 AD starburst blue with frost and red hands. This example is in very good original condition. It’s not running and I suspect it once received a good knock as the central second recorder has fallen off and the upper shock jewel is missing. Continue reading

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Service Citizen chronograph, calibre 8100

P1140096A costumer has sent in his lovely citizen calibre 8100. This is a real fly back automatic chronograph that citizen developed to fight Seiko’s 6139. It’s not resetting correctly and needs a service. Continue reading

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