Changing the Battery in Your Fossil ES-2944

Published: December 3, 2013

My wife brought me a Fossil ES-2944 last night. She had been practicing for the Women’s banquet our church has each holiday season (my wife is a wonderful cellist), and one of the ladies was distraught that her favorite watch wasn’t working. I was surprised when I grabbed the watch that I couldn’t find any […]

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Fixing Schroeder: A Charlie Brown Watch Repair

Published: December 2, 2013

One of my favorite customers brings me quite bit of repeat watch repair jobs to our Collierville, TN location. He loves buying new watches and many of them need attention. He recently brought in a Charlie Brown watch that has a drawing of Schroeder on its dial. It wasn’t working. He loved the watch and asked […]

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The Sears Roebuck Special

Published: November 28, 2013

Updated January 16, 2014: Added a picture of the refinished dial at bottom of post. Here is an oddity: A “Sears Roebuck Special.” This was made by Illinois Watch Company as a “private label” watch. Illinois did a lot of private labeling, and we see them in our shop often. If you’re not familiar with […]

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Keeping The Cost Down: Bulova Watch Repair

Published: November 26, 2013

We try to service our customers well by keeping the cost of watch repairs as low as is possible. Recently, an extended family member sent me a Bulova Watch that was having setting problems – the stem and crown had come out of the watch when he had attempted to set it during the daylight […]

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Chinese Movements: Longain Y128 and Wellgain Y128 Movements

Published: November 15, 2013

We’re back in the shop almost full time after a long hiatus of not being here and of then being here part time. I (Matthew) am really glad for this. I missed my watches. One of the first jobs I tackled upon my return was a quartz watch that had been damaged at a jewelry store […]

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Repairing a self-winding Bulova Watch

Published: September 29, 2013

Watchmaking is really just solving mysteries. When we get a watch, we get to see two sides of it. The first is the exterior of the watch. This includes the case, the crystal, the dial, and anything else you can see without opening the watch up and actually looking at the movement. Often, this matches […]

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A Little Faster, Buddy! An 18S Elgin Pocket Watch Repair (Grade 75)

Published: September 20, 2013

This 18 size Elgin was manufactured in 1887. It came in not running at all, with a busted crystal. Busted crystals always worry me. Of great interest to me was the contrasting points in the condition if the movement: on the one hand, the movement was in great shape. There was little to indicate this […]

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A Beautiful Elgin 573 Pocket Watch – Repaired

Published: September 19, 2013

Update: November 25, 2013, I received a wonderful thank you note from the customer. These thank you notes are always very, very meaningful. The customer gave us permission to share their thank you note.           I don’t often share projects. That is going to (hopefully) change. This watch is a beauty […]

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