The "Doctor" is Always In!

Rolex vs Omega: Case Tube and Crown

In this weeks post, I will compare the crown and case tube between a standard Rolex and an Omega Seamaster.  This is one of the biggest differences between the two watches and why I like the Rolex so much better than the Omega. Rolex Case Tube             The Rolex case tube is a simple threaded stainless steel part with an internal gasket installed. It is.. Read More

Questions for the “Watchdoctor”

  This week’s blog post is going to go into a bit of detail on how I do my business, what watches that I will work on,  and why I don’t work on certain watches.   First, please keep in mind that I repair watches full time as a “business,” this is not a hobby.  I graduated from the Bulova School of Watchmaking in 1977 and have worked for the past.. Read More

Rolex vs Omega – Date Mechanism

In this weeks post ,we will take a look at the date mechanisn in a  Rolex 3035 and the Omega Co-Axial.    The Omega uses an ETA type date that has been aroud for many years.  It is simple, sturdy and works great.  It is very easy to service, no hidden springs to cause trouble and is one of my favorites to repair.   The Rolex works well, but is.. Read More

Rolex vs Omega – Train Wheels and Mainspring

In this weeks post, we will examine the differences between the train wheels and mainspring in a Rolex 3135 and an Omega Co-Axial movement. There are quite a few differences in this part of the comparison. Rolex Train Wheels First the train wheels.    On the Rolex, you will notice that the 4 train wheels are rather large and quite sturdy.  The teeth are of normal size, not too big.. Read More