Up today is a beautiful hand-wound, vintage Rolex Oyster Precision. It arrived in generally good condition but was in need of a new mainspring as it had snapped.Continue reading “Rolex Oyster Precision – 6426”
This ladies Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date was brought in by a customer and it appeared it had never been serviced. The watch needed a new mainspring, third wheel, and a second wheel. The parts were sourced and work could begin.Continue reading “Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date – 6919”
This Rolex Oyster 6084 was shipped to me from inter-province. It had not been looked at in several decades and was clearly in need of some good old fashioned TLC. The movement was so filthy and I had not seen a watch this dirty in a long time. You can see from the before and after pictures that it looks like a completely different movement.Continue reading “Rolex Oyster Perpetual – 6084”
I recently had an Omega Cosmic come in for an overhaul from a customer who purchased it on eBay. The seller claimed the watch had recently been serviced and even mentioned he had an affiliation with several respected watchmaking organizations in the United States as if to say that imparted some measure of confidence in the work that had been performed.Continue reading “Omega Cosmic”
A vintage Omega Constellation is the staple of any good vintage watch collection, an this example is one of the nicest I have ever seen. I don’t think it had seen the inside of a watchmaking workshop many times in its life.Continue reading “Omega Constellation”
I love vintage Breitling Navtimer’s. Whilst the 806 is probably my personal favorite Navi, the pre-806 is still an amazing watch.Continue reading “Breitling Navitimer – Pre 806”
A Seiko 6105 ‘Captain Willard’ was in for restoration. As you can see, the movement was in a pretty filthy condition. The mainspring had old oil and filth caked on and looks much better after cleaning.Continue reading “Seiko 6105 ‘Captain Willard’”
This Omega Speedmaster with an Omega 1152 movement recently came in for an overhaul. The Omega 1152 is basically a Valjoux 7750 with a few Omega upgrades. It seemed that it hadn’t been serviced in a while, but it was also covered in fingerprints from the previous watchmaker.Continue reading “Omega Speedmaster – Japan Only Edition”
The popularity of vintage chronographs is ever increasing and not looking to take a dive any time soon. One of my favorites has to be the vintage Heuer Autavia GMT. This particular watch has it all. The Pepsi bezel, creamy lume, and a small GMT hand.
The condition of the dial on this piece was absolutely stunning. These watches, however, can’t be picked up fora bargain anymore and commanding premium prices. They aren’t quite Rolex Daytona level, but they are creeping their way up.Continue reading “Heuer Autavia GMT”
This stunning vintage Zenith came through the workshop recently. It is a very special watch for the customer as it was his grandfathers – making it a priceless family heirloom, not to mention an incredibly well-made timepiece.
It was clear that the watch was in desperate need of an overhaul. The dial had some markings on it due to a previous watchmaker pushing the hands too far down on their respective wheels and that in-turn damaged the dial. There wasn’t anything that could be done about that, unfortunately. The watch was also jammed up and it couldn’t be wound.Continue reading “Vintage Zenith Automatic”