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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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Service Rolex 1675 GMT-Master “Root Beer” Calibre 1570.

Somehow I have gotten my hands on this classic Rolex Master-GMT.. It looks pretty clean, but the second hand is stuttering and the amplitude is low for a Rolex cal 1570. This has the two toned gold SS case, With … Continue reading

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Certina – A Hidden Gem Among Vintage Premium Watches

Among the premium manufactures of watchmaking’s golden age, Certina ranks as one of the most underappreciated and undervalued brands. Derived from the Latin certus (certain or reliable), Certina became synonymous with durability under the harshest conditions. Considered by some the equal of … Continue reading

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Eterna – A Name and Lineage Destined for Posterity

If ever there was an appropriately named watch company, Eterna is just that! With the benefit of hindsight, it’s apparent the vast horological lineage descended from this single company bequeathed an eternal legacy to watchmaking. Eterna’s influence on both technological … Continue reading

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