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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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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Service Lemania CH27

p1130489This Lemania is very dirty and badly needs a service. This is a quick blogpost report as I’m missing a couple of photos;) Continue reading

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Service IWC 8531

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This lovely IWC is not preforming very well. It needs a service and some general fixing… 

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