I’ve been messing with pocket watches for about 6 years now and managed to fix a few. Some defeat me and there’s a simple reason; old age. The watch that is, not me. You see pocket watches built back in the 1880-1920 period are genuine antiques and frankly, many of them were not built to last over a century. Owners skimp on servicing, the cases … Continue reading Workshop: Basic Care Of Pocket Watches
It seems like a year ago that I visited an Antiques Fair at the Macron Stadium near Bolton, although in fact it was but a couple of months ago. Back then, we watch hunters were free to roam charity shops, antique shops, backstreet pawn shops etc looking for timepieces of interest. Happy days! One thing I noticed while browsing the 100-ish stands at the antiques … Continue reading Is The Peaky Blinders Pocket Watch Boom Over?
OK, Baselworld and Watches & Wonders have both been scratched from the calendar, with all the losses to manufacturers, stand builders, hotels, caterers, media outlets, security staff etc. Quite a lot of jobs are going to be lost this year in the luxury watch industry if the media panic over CoronaVirus continues. Yes it’s serious, people have died. But the truth is more people die … Continue reading Covid-19 Cancellations Hit Watch Shows & Fairs – What’s On in 2020?
If you like what you see and you have a vintage wind-up, or automatic watch that you would like to have fettled, then send a DM on Twitter @warrWatchCo anytime. Prices start at £35 for a basic clean, plus insured post of £6.50. Or you can email; firstname.lastname@example.org and send as many photos as possible for a quote on repairs. Continue reading Workshop Report: Basic Refurb on an Orient 3 Star Automatic