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IWC calibre: 83 Review

IWC started making calibre: 83 about 1930. It was made up to 1947. In 1943 it was upgraded with inca shock protection. The design is essentially a downsized pocket watch movement. The crown and ratchet wheel is placed under the … Continue reading

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Roamer watch co.

The forgotten independent innovator… Roamer delivered great in-house movements, clever case solutions and beautiful dials – the full package! And better yet, iconic vintage pieces are still reasonably priced as they have so far avoided collector hype.  By: Scott Burton,* … Continue reading

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Omega calibre 26.5 review.

Omega started making calibre: 26.5 about 1927. It had a life span well into the late 1940’s. The movement was updated during it’s production run spawning many different variants. The Omega calibre 26.5 is essentially a miniature pocket watch movement … Continue reading

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2021 Delay,

Dear clients, We are currently in a lockdown no: III. Little one is not allowed to go to school, keeping her in the workshop all day is not a option as Speedmasters do not make good footballs;)  I’m doing my … Continue reading

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Revue – The Long Winding Road from GT to MSR

Like a long lost civilization, the Revue watch brand has been mostly forgotten by many. But after considering the manufacture’s history and high quality products it’s apparent they were on par with the best.  Supporting cast: Buser, Phénix, Vulcain & … Continue reading

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Service and review: PUW calibre 1261

A client has sent in his Elgin 17. The Elgin watch company are mostly remembered as an american watch manufacture, but by 1968 no more watches where made in U.S.A. This Elgin was made in Germany around that time. The … Continue reading

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Nivada Grenchen: The cool ‘non in-house’ great!

A brief saunter into the internet on the subject of Nivada typically yields three key points – that they made the versatile Chronomaster Aviator Sea Diver chronograph, that the Antarctic range was popular (and had some memorable period adverts) following … Continue reading

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1967 King Seiko cal 4402 VS 1969 Rolex cal 1225

Head-to-head! In this comparison, I’m going to determine a winner based on a grand total of points awarded strictly on technical merit. The watches will be judged on build quality, innovation and special features. I’m not judging the watch on … Continue reading

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“Watchmaker for Every Citizen” — the Citizen Watch Company, 1894 through 2020

In the 1920s a Tokyo jeweler named Kamekichi Yamazaki presented a pocket watch manufactured in Japan as a gift to the young Emperor Hirohito. At that time Japan’s watch market was dominated by Swiss and American brands. Yamazaki-san’s first commercial … Continue reading

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Service IWC Ingenieur 666A. Calibre 853

A client has finally found his personal grail watch after years of searching! It’s a IWC Ingenieur 666A calibre: 853. Lets get it running as it should!  

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