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In Watchmaking: Close Doesn’t Count

Everyone has probably heard that old joke “close only counts in Horseshoes and hand grenades”.  Well today we are going to show you some examples why “close” does not count when fixing a watch. I get lots of inquiries from customers that want to add new crystals, bezels, dials and hands to their old watch.  They go out and buy parts that “are supposed to fit” their particular case and.. Read More

Rolex Cleaning: How Often Should I Service My Rolex Watch?

When we Spring ahead and change our clocks for daylight savings time, it is a great time to change the batteries in our Smoke Detectors.  Another thing that we might want to consider is “is your watch ready for spring”? This is the time of year when I start to see watches come into the shop that are full of water or something goes wrong when the time changes. How.. Read More

Watches Worn at the Oscars

Sunday night, many of the major names from the world of film descended on Los Angeles for the 90th installment of the Academy Awards.  Once again, I was interested in what watches were worn by today’s hottest stars. From an Apple watch to a Rolex, just about all of the bases were covered.  Rolex was once again a sponsor of the Oscars, designing the evening’s green room, where they also.. Read More

How 151 Rum Helps me Fix Watches!!

On certain jobs I need to use an alcohol lamp in order to heat a part to be used with shellac.  His is done when replacing a roller jewel or a pallet stone.  I did a blog post a while back and showed how to replace a roller jewel.  Today we will talk about repairing a pallet stone. How to Replace a Roller Jewel The first problem that I have.. Read More