Minuteman Watch Co. and Team Rubicon Join Forces.

I like stories like this, anyone that knows me knows I will fully support anything that is a good thing, anything that is good for ex forces guys, anything that is good for disaster relief – this project is a tick for all three Minuteman Watch Co. in conjunction with charity Team Rubicon is proud…

MQ-774 Chronograph now available

The MQ-774 is a beautiful chronograph using a Valjoux 7734 Movement – a stunning movement used in high end watches from the 70’s onwards. The movement has been fully stripped and serviced and is running beautifully. Specifications Valjoux 7734 Movement (fully serviced) 43mm including crown 48mm lug to lug 40mm bezel diameter 16mm thickness including…

Hands on the Arcturus LC-1 and it’s almost live on Kickstarter

It’s so nice to be able to run this story after following the project from the early days – I featured Alexander and the LC-1 some time ago HERE When is it being released? Latest release date announcements [LAUNCH DATE ANNOUNCEMENT] The Arcturus LC-1 project was first revealed to the world early last year in…

Breitling Heritage 46 repair and service chronograph

I always jump at the chance to service a beautiful watch, when word came through that this Breitling Heritage 46 had stopped running I immediately said I would do it without assessing it. The fact it was in America was besides the point, that’s what postal services are for. *interesting point – if something is…

ETA 2824 Flieger FL23883 Inspired pilot watch Type B

This is beautiful pilot watch in all aspects, look, feel and time keeping. The watch pays testament to the german flieger watches “Type B” of World War II. Specifications: ETA 2824-2 Elabore Movement 316L Stainless Steel Sapphire Crystal Mineral Glass display back 44mm + Crown German Tourby Dial and Hand set Hand applied secondary Lume…

Hands on – The Jotunheim Lady in Soft White by Von Doren

Christmas gave me a great excuse to do a hands on review of a ladies watch (no prizes for guessing what my wife got for Christmas) after  I spotted the Jotunheim Lady when I did a review on them in 2017 when they launched. The Jotunheim Lady by Von Doren has the following specs: Specifications…

Hands on – Sartory Billard SB-02

Sartory-Billard is not a new brand, the SB02 is their second release as the name suggests, the RPM01 was a popular model when it was released.

Reasons to get your watch serviced

Reasons to service a watch – I decided to replace a movement in a watch for sale, had picked up a vintage pierce AS1700 (gold version) that I thought had great potential Before the service , after a bit of adjustment the best I could get was +11 seconds / low amplitude (208) / beat…

Servicing old movements and amplitude

I was fortunate enough recently to get my hands on some New Old Stock (NOS)  ‘A Schild’ automatic movements that I can use to build some watches. These movements were produced between 1960 and 1969 which makes them 50 years old – there is a good chance that the oils and greased may be a…

Omega Speedmaster reduced crown replacement – tricks

This is one of those jobs that sounds easy – but as watch repair goes has a blip in proceedings  The reduced speed is a cracking watch – and is a must for original parts at all times. The movement is an eta based 2892 so the stem part is easy enough to find from…