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.

The DHodge ‘1968’ Dive watch

This is a very limited edition run of watches due to the nature of the build. Each of these watches has been built with a Vintage AS1986 New Old Stock movement that i managed to source for the project. The AS1968 automatic movement was manufactured between 1960 and 1969 and gives the watch a true…

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…

TOCKr take off with a winning combination of heritage and style

Normally in this job I get the opportunity to discuss a watch that has launched and behind it is the start of a brand, or a link into an existing brand.     Tockr™ is different in this aspect, we are witnessing the birth of the complete brand, a polished, refined, professional and complete brand….

Ikepod number 2 finished and back to life 

This was more of a repair and build project than a straight service. The customer had spent years scouting the internet for parts to bring this back to life one day. The first job was to inspect the parts for damage, and missing bits. A service of the base Valjoux 7750 movement was very encouraging…

Brellum launch a new ‘Pandial’ range, how can you choose one?

Sébastien Muller has done it again, but this time very quietly – if you ignore that a few Pandials have been at Worn and Wind, on display on request in New York. The Pandial range available on his website has four base options with a host of different combinations – all featuring the Aluminium Tachymeter…