The "Doctor" is Always In!

Ladies Rolex – Model 2235

The last few Blog posts have shown a Rolex mans movement during an overhaul. I thought it was about time that we showed you a nice ladies movement.  Today’s blog will focus on a ladies Rolex model #2235. The complete movement with both the automatic unit and rotor attached. Movement with rotor removed. Auto removed and showing train bridge, barrel bridge and ratchet wheel removed Barrel Bridge removed and a.. Read More

Rare Watch Auctions Part 1

Few factors can increases the value of a vintage watch quite like its once having belonged to a celebrity. Whenever a watch owned by a celebrity goes up for auction bidding can be expected to go well beyond the estimated value. Below we look at notable “celebrity” watches, once owned by iconic entertainment and sports stars, sold at auction within the past few years. Bond Seamaster The Omega Seamaster Planet.. Read More

The “Colonel Pogue” Seiko 6139 Chronograph

The First Automatic Chronograph to be Worn in Space For many years it was believed that the first automatic chronograph  to reach outer space was the Sinn 140 model worn by German astronaut Reinhard Furrer during the Spacelab D1 mission in 1985. The watch still is fairly popular with collectors and watch enthusiasts today because of this achievement. In 2007, though, a new revelation came to light that essentially retroactively negated much of the.. Read More

Another Rusty Rolex!!

I get this same call at least once a month.  The customer just noticed that his watch has suddenly “fogged up” after he (took a shower, went swimming, got caught in the rain, etc) Most of the time they say that the watch has been perfect for “years” and has never done this before.  They have been showering, swimming etc. with it on and now are a bit puzzled as.. Read More

Overhaul an ETA Model 2892

ETA designs and manufactures mechanical and automatic watches, watch movements  and is headquartered in Grenchen, Switzerland and is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Swatch Group Ltd.  Although the company produces finished watches and movements, ETA specializes in the production of ébauche movements used both in watches of sister Swatch Group subsidiary brands and in the watches of competitors.  With the exception of hairsprings manufactured by sister company Nivarox, ETA maintains.. Read More