The "Doctor" is Always In!

Busy Month at The Watch Shop

This has been a very busy month at the watch shop.  It seems like I have had more than my share of difficult repairs this month.  I thought it might be interesting for my customers to see what comes into the shop in an “average” month.  Most of the trouble that I see comes from 2 major issues”  water damage and a watch that was dropped.  In the following pictures.. Read More

Smartwatch vs Timex Explorer

I love gadgets.  Any type of mechanical or electronic device is something that I have always been fascinated by. Ever since our first Gateway compute about 20 years ago, I have loved all of the newest gizmos that have become a part of our life.  I have had 4 phones, now the the best one yet, my galaxy Note 4, I can do just about anything on this one, I.. Read More

How a Rolex Screw Down Crown works

The winding crown on Rolex watches is made up of about 10 parts, and is screwed hermetically onto  the watch case. This is how Rolex, for the first time in the history of watchmaking, created a waterproof winding crown –– a secure interface between the protected, sealed world inside the watch and the harmful elements of the outside world. Even with a solid case and bullet-proof crystal, the Achilles heel.. Read More

Apple Watch VS Rolex

Apple recently unveiled its Apple Watch Series 2 along with the company’s other new products. A few new features to the Apple Watch are with the case, operating system and an alternate option. The case has been upgraded to swimproof and the new operating system is watchOS 3. For a steeper price, consumers can opt for a white ceramic case. With all these new features and the support of a.. Read More

Important Watch Terminology

The terminology behind watches is almost as complicated as the mechanics that drive them. The following terms serve as Watch Education 101 and features a list of many of the basic terms relating to the parts of a watch. This simple glossary will help cut the confusion — consider this your reference point. Automatic: A mechanical watch that is wound by the motion of the wearer’s wrist rather than by.. Read More