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Repair Bifora Skin diver calibre: 910/1

A customer has sent me something I don’t see everyday! This Bifora Skin-Diver is not running and needs some TLC! 

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Service: Longines Conquest cal 19AS

A client has sent me his Longines calibre 19AS. It’s not running, the setting mechanism does not work and the stem is broken. It needs some TLC

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Service: IWC cal 41.

A customer has sent in this lovely little IWC. It’s running, but not keeping time and could do with a service.

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Service Piaget calibre 9P

A client has sent in his lovely Piaget calibre 9P. The watch is not keeping time and needs a service.  

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Service: Wyler Heavy Duty 660. Calibre 222

A customer has sent in his Wyler Heavy Duty 660. It’s not running very well and needs a service. I have a soft spot for divers without bezels and think this looks very cool! 

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Restoration Giroxa calibre ETA 2783

A customer sent me his grandfathers old watch hoping I can bring it back to it’s former glory. He knows it’s not a valuable piece, but it has a good quality movement and the dial is good condition.

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Repair Longines calibre 10L

A customer has sent in this lovely Longines calibre 10L from the 1940’s. The balance staff is broken and the watch is not running.

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Service: King Seiko J145-582-E-AD

The King was Seiko’s Daini factories flagship watch that launched in 1961 in response to Suwas factories Grand. This example is in good, untouched original condition, but badly needs a service.

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3D printing watch parts.

Hey everyone, I’m Warren Chang, a fellow WIS and follower of Mitka’s blog. As an avid tinkerer, I have wondered, like many others, if 3D-printing could bring any benefits to the table for watchmakers and watch enthusiasts. 

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Seiko 7s26-02JO Service.

A friend of mine, who is one of the most talented clock makers from the UK, decided to service his trusty Seiko. Clock tools are not ideal for watches so after loosing a cap jewel the project was abandoned. It … Continue reading

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