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…

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…

A custom special order watch for a customer

This order was a special order for a customer that contacted me looking for a unique watch. We spent a week or so designing the dial between us back and forth through email and messenger. Once the design was finalised the design file for the dial went off for manufacture. The factory did an excellent…

Chronograph repair on a Valjoux 7734

Watch repair is an interesting life, more often that not it is like the repair of anything mechanical, there is normally a symptom to be addressed, but we also need to find the cause. This watch was presenting itself with an interesting and annoying issue that it was breaking the screws that were securing the…

Ikepod repair – a beautiful job

I posted recently that I had two Ikepods in for repair, this is an update after the first one is on its way back to its fortunate owner. It was obvious from the beginning that there were issues, a peek inside the rear viewing window showed that the oscillating weight would not spin. So the…