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How to Replace an Oscillating Weight Axel

An oscillating weight axel is the small pinion that supports the oscillating weight in an automatic watch. The weight rotates with the motion of your wrist and the axel supports the weight and is normally held in place with a jewel.  If you drop or bump your watch very hard, you can break the axel. Also if the watch is not serviced on a regular basis, the axel can wear.. Read More

How to put a Watch in Beat

With the power released, if the watch is in beat the pallet fork will be centered between the banking pins on the main plate. It is usually fairly easy to see if the pallet fork is centered. It is put in beat by turning the hairspring collett on the balance staff. On some watches, it is difficult to see the pallet since it is sometimes covered up by the hairspring.. Read More

Watches Worn by Top Tennis Players

Serena Williams set a milestone  last weekend. To begin with, she won the 2017 Australian Open, defeating her sister Venus and making her 23rd Open title.  Williams took the win while wearing a stunning Audemars Piguet Millenary diamond watch on her wrist. A long-time brand ambassador for Audemars Piguet, Williams is often seen sporting an Audemars Piguet on her wrist. During this Open, however, she even wore the  watch during play… Read More

How to Replace a Roller Jewel

This weeks post will show you how to replace a missing roller jewel. This is one of the toughest jobs that I ever need to do. This is a very precise job, close just doesn’t count here, it is either perfect or the watch won’t run properly.  Part fit is critical and the roller jewel is very small and almost impossible to hold, overall not an easy task.  This is.. Read More

Watches Worn by NFL Players and Coaches

Fashion for star athletes is not limited to special edition sneakers or Super Bowl rings. There are many  NFL players who have good taste in the accessories that they choose to wear.  More players are being signed on as ambassadors for luxury products, here I have listed a few of the top NFL athletes and the watches they wear. Tom Brady has led the New England Patriots to 4 Super.. Read More

The 10 Most Famous Clock Towers In the World

These famous landmarks were built to become iconic. Their role far exceeds merely telling the time – the world’s most famous clocks have become architectural highlights in the cities they were built, drawing in throngs of tourists to admire their stunning beauty. Here is a look at 10 of the world’s most beautiful clock towers: Big Ben (Elizabeth Tower), London, England Officially called Elizabeth Tower, Big Ben is the nickname for the great bell of the clock tower at.. Read More

The Watch Collection of Vladimir Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin apparently has a soft spot for luxury watches, but some are wondering why the timepieces haven’t been hard on his wallet. Putin’s collection of pricey wristwatches, are worth nearly $700,000 – about six times his official annual salary of 3,661,765 rubles, or about $115,000.. The Russian Opposition group Solidarity produced a video that  questioned how Putin could afford such a lavish collection, suggesting this was evidence.. Read More

The Best and Worst of 2016

2016 has been a great year at the Watch Shop.  I thought to start off the new year, I should go over a few of the Highs and the Lows that happened in 2016.  I had the opportunity to work on some beautiful watches and also had quite a few “basket cases” show up at the shop. Last year was a good one for my Blog posts, I finally made.. Read More

Watch Type of Watch Does Santa Wear?

I hope everyone has their letters written and sent to Santa so that he has lots of time to find that perfect gift for everyone on your list.  One thing that we overlook at this time of year is, How does Santa manage to navigate and stay on schedule to deliver all of those gifts on time?? Since Santa does not give any interviews, I did some research and made.. Read More

The Watch Worn By John Glenn, The First American To Orbit The Earth

When we talk about space exploration and watches, the conversation quickly leads to the Apollo Program and the Omega Speedmaster. However, we do know of watches and indeed men that made it to space earlier. One such man, Mr. John Glenn, died last week  at the age of 95 after a lifetime of achievements, including becoming the first American to orbit the earth. What many may not know is that.. Read More