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Tools of the Watchmakers Trade – Part 3

In this 3rd part of my blog on the “tools of the watchmaking trade” I will show you some of the machines that I use everyday in the watch shop.  Lets get started with the heart and soul of my shop, my cleaning machine. Cleaning Machine I have been using the RM-90 German made cleaning machine for the past 10 years.  It is a true workhorse of my business. It.. Read More

Tools or the Watchmakers Trade – Part 2

This weeks blog post will continue showing you some of the tools and equipment that I use every day to repair your watch.  I was very surprised at the level of interest in last weeks post, I have had more questions and comments on that post than any blog post so far.  I am glad to see that everyone is interested in how your watch is repaired and how a.. Read More

Tools of the Watchmaking Trade – Part 1

Over the past few months I have had a number of customers ask me how I do my job, what tools do I use etc. I thought it might be interesting for my customers to see what my workshop looks like and all of the specialized tools that I use everyday. Workbench My workbench is 42 inches tall, 40 inches wide and 17 inches deep.  This is the standard working.. Read More

Is My Rolex Real or Fake? Part 2

The generic watch market continues to grow and become more efficient, making counterfeit luxury timepieces more and more difficult to tell apart from their genuine counterparts.  Given the difference in value between replica Rolexes and the genuine article, any potential investor should know the tricks to tell the real from the fake.  Here’s a quick list of some of the ways to tell apart the genuine luxury watch and its.. Read More