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…

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…

A custom made DHodge dive watch for a private customer #MPBSP50

Most jobs I love when it comes to my time with watches / time pieces, but custom made projects are a bit special. This job was was a real challenge as it saw a few interesting challenges, and it was an opportunity to design a custom made dial from scratch and then have it produced….

Klynt are back on kickstarter – this time they funded in 2 days

Back in February I posted about Klynt watches being on kickstarter, at that time they did not hit their funding goal, but Bruno reached out to me this week to tell me that they were back on Kicsktarter with our collection Elegance Contemporaine, and this time the objective was reached in the first 48hours.  …

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…

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