Bulova Sea King Watch Repair

Published: June 4, 2014

“It was Dad’s favorite watch. I remember when he bought it in 1969. He was so proud of it.” So ended Matthew’s conversation with a customer in Georgia about their just-repaired Bulova Sea King.. We sent Seamaster back later that day.   The customer told me that their father had tried to have the watch […]

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The Mystery of the Glass in the Waltham


I received a lovely Waltham Pocket Watch from Canada that turned out nicely for repair. Besides being gummed up from old oil, the movement had a lot physical obstruction in the train of wheels from, of all things, glass. The watch’s crystal had been shattered, but the glass was pink and I haven’t seen many […]

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From 1894: Elgin Explains their “Nameless Watches”

Published: February 14, 2014

Elgin watches sometimes require a great deal of research to service, as it isn’t always readily obvious what movement one is working with. I had always assumed that this was unintentional. Deep in my heart, I knew this problem was simply the price of rapid innovation and older distribution and logistics systems. Then the bombshell […]

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“Watch Families”: The Father-in-Law’s Waltham

Published: January 17, 2014

“Watch families” are a watchmaker’s best friend. There isn’t anything complicated about what a watch family is – they are people who enjoy watches, and who enjoy other people in their family enjoying watches. In return, we get to to not only make a living but to participate, in a way, in the enjoyment of […]

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Merry Christmas!

Published: December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas! We pray that you have a wonderful Christmas filled with faith, family, and friends. Enjoy this wonderful time of year.

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Fossil ES-2680 Movement

Published: December 20, 2013

For reference, the Fossil ES-2680 uses the Miyota 1L12 Movement.

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A Recent Thank You Note (for a Bulova Watch Repair)

Published: December 10, 2013

Our business gives us the chance to “meet” a lot of wonderful people and we often receive thank you notes from these people. We share them from time to time. This note references a recent repair of a Bulova Wrist Watch. This California based customer couldn’t find a local watchmaker they felt comfortable with, so […]

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A Customer Thank You Regarding an Elgin 571 Pocket Watch

Published: December 8, 2013

Earlier in the year, we repaired an Elgin 573 pocket watch for a customer in Mississippi. This was a difficult repair – the hairspring of this watch was not flat – it was helical to the tune of several inches when we removed it from the watch. We were able to repair the original hairspring […]

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A Unique Bulova Crystal Replacement

Published: December 7, 2013

First of all, apologies. I have a before picture of this watch, but I forgot to take an after picture – the customer already has the watch back . The Bulova Frank Lloyd 96L63 is one of the more unique Bulova watches I’ve seen in a while, due largely to the crystal used in the […]

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Radon 153.0352.3 Repair

Published: December 6, 2013

This Radon 153.0352.3 came to me for a battery exchange which I was able to perform as the customer waited. However, the watch didn’t come to life with its new 321 cell. I offered to service the movement for $50.00, and the customer was happy with the price. The watch has an ETA 976.001 movement, […]

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