Now that is the question. The second question is something like, `should you bother with £20 clunkers, as they’re often not worth saving?’ Well, maybe not in terms of making money, because most eBay project watches are generally lesser known brands like this 39mm Mortima Datomatic. But there is a learning value, which is priceless. So if you want to learn a bit more about … Continue reading Workshop: Can You Rescue an eBay Spares or Repairs Watch?
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 for about three years. It was a daily beater when … Continue reading Workshop: Basic Case, Crystal & Bracelet Cleaning
Nomos Glashutte have sent us some info on polishing watches. Yes, we know it’s a bit geeky, but watchmaking is all about the details. If you love the technology, knock yourselves out; The surfaces should be as smooth as glass—and creating this perfect finish for the hand-wound caliber DUW 1001 can take the expert watchmakers at NOMOS Glashütte hours. They work with high concentration, since … Continue reading Nomos Glashutte: Confession of A Watch Polisher
The Omega Constellation is one of the most popular ladies watch models out there. Nice combination of diamonds on the dial, two-tone bracelet and longevity make this a winner. Ladies tend to shun automatic or mechanical watches in general, unless of course they are made by Cartier or Rolex. But for around £1000-£1500 you can get a prestige pre-owned, Omega Manhattan quartz, with box and … Continue reading Workshop: Battery Change and Clean of Omega Constellation