A client has sent in a super cool Revue diver calibre T56. It’s not running properly and making a horrible sound when winding manually. Continue reading
Helvetia is one of my favourite under the radar ‘in-house manufacture brands’! For a long time it was difficult to find any real information about this interesting brand, but now Carl has set up an amazing website dedicated to Helvetia.
I would say his website is a must for any enthusiast! http://www.helvetiahistory.co.uk
A client has sent in a watch that he unintentionally dropped from the 11th floor in 1986. There was an attempt by a watchmaker to fix it, but it would only run with chronograph engaged. It ended up in a drawer for 30 years before it was rediscovered and sent to me. Continue reading
A client has sent in his lovely little east German GUB for a service. It’s running well, but the jewels are dry and could do with a routine service. Continue reading
A good customer has sent in his vintage Longines calibre 340. It’s not running very well and the rotor is loose. I have been a little reluctant doing these as parts are few and far between, so I do it on time and material with no guarantee of success. If everything is straight forward I will of course only charge normal service fee:) Continue reading
Longines had several models featuring a golden medallion with enamel inlay. It’s a very common defect to find the enamel has disintegrated from the medalion. The case back on the photo belongs to a Flagship featuring a ship with a navy blue background sailing on a green ocean. There are still some traces of blue and no green remaining. After some research I found a cold enamelling technique involving resin that hardens to create a durable and resistant surface.
A good client has sent in his lovely 1959 Navitimer. It’s not keeping good time and needs a service. Continue reading
I got a nice Certina DS pre turtle back calibre 25-45. These where only made in 1959 and 1960. Later models had the famous turtle back logo. The seller claimed it had been newly serviced, but that was obviously humbug. The watch was not running and I could hear the oscillating weight rattling in the case. Continue reading
This lovely Lemania 105 calibre 1275, looks to be in great original condition, it’s not running and missing a pusher button. Continue reading