Is It Worth Repairing an Old Timex Watch? Yes, You Can Do It

Can you take a typical eBay watch selling at £10 as a `runs then stops’ project and get it going? Sometimes you can. Let’s delve into the world of budget watch repair. WHAT YOU NEED Unlike real watchmaking, where you need a fully equipped £3000 workshop, with mini lathe, polishing machine, proper workbench, Swiss tools,…

Workshop: Basic Case, Crystal & Bracelet Cleaning

When you have an older watch it’s important to give it a clean. Same goes for something that you bought pre-owned too, as old bits of skin and dirt can be lurking inbetween bracelet links, pins, deployment clasps etc. Not nice. So I set to with this decent looking Seiko 5 SNKL model I’ve owned…

Can Baume Survive as An Independent Brand?

I only ask the question because having worked for a few years in a pawbroker’s shop I can honestly say that not only have I seen no interest at all in the few Baume & Mercier watches in stock, but nobody ever enquired about a particular model either. Two people in two years came in…

Greener Consumer? Here Are Some Watches That Make a Difference

Did you know a single plastic bottle lasts 450 years in the ocean? Well several watch brands are doing all they can to recycle, re-use plastic and other discarded products and so produce greener watches. We take a look at the work that is going on. Nautica has developed pioneering textiles that seek to minimize…