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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Service: Longines Ultra-Chron. Calibre 341

P1130377The original owner of this Longines ultra-chron has sent it in to be repaired. He remembers getting it as a gift when he was 15 back in 1974! He has the choice of a Certina DS and this Longines. He was very into his model aircraft flying and the aviation fuel once leaked into the watch creating a very unique patina on the dial and hands. It’s not keeping time and needs a service. Continue reading

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Service: Rolex 14000 calibre 3000

P1140169A client has sent in his Rolex. It belonged to his father and means a lot to him. Two years ago it was serviced by a jeweller in Cardiff, but kept terrible time. Contacting them he got no willingness to inspect the problem. He dropped the watch and it has stopped. Continue reading

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Service: Lemania BBC issued 105/Calibre: 1281

P1100652This great looking watch has been handed down to the client from his father and needs a service. Continue reading

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Repair: Omega Seamaster hairspring trouble.

p1130569This Seamaster 565 has had the hairspring mangled pretty bad, I have a donor balance, but think I might as well try and repair the old mainspring if it’s possible. Continue reading

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