The "Doctor" is Always In!

How to Regulate a Standard Watch Compared to a Rolex

Many people believe that watch accuracy can be achieved by simply adjusting the regulator screw towards the + or – position. Regulating a watch is a lot more complex than this. Watches that are inaccurate are inaccurate for a reason. Generally, these watches require CLEANING AND CONDITIONING (oiling and greasing of the winding mechanisms). Conditioning also includes: ensuring that all of the train wheels are free from obstruction, the hairspring.. Read More

Rolex Factory Service Compared to the “Watchdoctor”

Why is my price on a Rolex repair less expensive than the factory? My answer to this question is -Why are other repair shops and the factory so overpriced!! I have been a watchmaker for over 38 years and live in a small town and have a shop with low overhead. I feel that it is better to keep my prices down and do more quality watch repair for my.. Read More

How An Automatic Watch Works

A mechanical watch is powered by an internal spiral mainspring which turns the gears that move the hands. The spring loses energy as the watch runs, so in a manual watch movement the spring must be wound periodically by turning the crown, to provide energy to run the watch. A self-winding watch movement has a mechanism which winds the mainspring. The watch contains an oscillating weight (the rotor), which turns on a pivot… Read More

Longines Watches Official Timekeeper for World Cup Skiing

The Swiss watch brand Longines is the official timekeeper for the FIS World Cup Alpine ski competitions and the FIS World Ski Championships. Longines’s commitment to timekeeping in Alipine skiing dates back to 1933 in Chamonix. No less than seven technicians arrive three days before the first training session or race. Two days are needed to set up the material and one day is booked for several tests before the.. Read More