The "Doctor" is Always In!

Rolex 3185 vs 3186 Movement

Build a better mousetrap, and the world will beat a path to your door is a phrase attributed to Ralph Waldo Emerson in the late nineteenth century. I was thinking about this phrase when I was working on 2 Rolex watches this month. One of the most popular models that I work on is the GMT and GMT 2.  While I was working on the newer model that uses a Rolex movement #3186,.. Read More

My Top 3 Watches that Make the Medal Stand

Since we are right in the middle of the Olympics in South Korea, I thought that it would be a good time for me to list my Top 3 favorite watches.  I have been a watchmaker since 1977 and have done 1000’s of repairs. I have worked on just about every good mechanical watch that I can think of, everything from a Bulova to a Rolex.  Like any technician, I.. Read More

What is a Cannon Pinion?

One of the most important parts on any mechanical watch is a Cannon Pinion. The cannon pinion is the heart of the motion works. This piece is what translates the movement of the train wheels into the time keeping display on dial side.  It is attached to the center wheel by friction fit and it is the post that the minute hand is set on.         How to remove.. Read More

Watches and Air Racing

Watches have been a part of aviation since the first planes took to the skies.  Timing equipment and a trusty watch have always been one of the tools of a good pilot. From Charles Lindberg to today’s top pilots, lets take a look at watches and the world of air racing. Charles Lindbergh- Longines Hour Angle Aviation Watch   Hamilton is official timekeeper of the Red Bull Air Race World.. Read More