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…

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…

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…