Swiss Lever Escapement

In a mechanical watch or clock, the escapement is the mechanical linkage which allows the gear train to be periodically released. Controlling this release means we are able to adjust how watches or clocks keep time. There are numerous different types of escapement, though the most common one found in mechanical watches is the Swiss…

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Omega Speedmaster Servicing

A recent restoration project for one of our clients involved fully servicing and repairing a great Omega Speedmaster. Omega as a brand have a huge, interesting history – they are one of the most prominent watch companies in the world, with numerous inventions, innovations and awards to their name. Their iconic Speedmaster was launched in…

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Vintage Moeris Watch Servicing

We deal with a huge variety of watches in our workshop, ranging from modern Omega and Rolex through to vintage wrist and pocket watches. Vintage watches often need extra special care and attention, especially if the watch in question has not been regularly serviced over the years. In this particular instance we received a vintage…

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Pre-owned IWC Servicing

The International Watch Company or IWC produce high-quality, luxury watches. While perhaps not as well known as brands like Rolex and Omega, IWC are top quality timepieces and we see many in our workshop – from vintage models passed down as family heirlooms, through to daily wear watches including models like the Portugieser and Portofino….

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Mainspring

We cater for a huge variety of different watches in our workshop – from modern watches through to vintage pieces upwards of 100 years old. While these watches may look very different, they share many things in common, including having a spring – the mainspring – as a source of power. In this blog post…

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Water Damaged Tag Heuer Restoration

Sometimes watches we work on undergo rather dramatic transformations. One instance where this tends to occur is when dealing with water damage. Water damage occurs when, as the name would suggest, water enters the watch. Sensitive watch movements do not get on well with any moisture – this is one of the reasons why it’s…

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Common watch related questions blog post

As experts in the repair and restoration of watches both modern and vintage, we encounter a huge variety of watches in our workshop. Through the course of our work and dealings with clients, we are often asked similar questions again and again. In this blog post we’ll look at a few common questions and give…

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Rolex Day-Date II Polishing

A recent job in the workshop involved cleaning and refinishing the case of a stunning Rolex Day-Date II. Rolex are arguably the biggest name in the world of watches, with numerous inventions, innovations and awards to their name. Their range of watches includes some truly iconic models including the Datejust, Submariner, Air King and Day-Date….

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Watch oils

In order for a watch movement to work properly it requires periodic cleaning and lubrication. This is due to the design of the mechanism – lubrication is needed on moving parts to reduce the friction which may lead to them wearing out. Even quartz watches still rely on oils and greases to operate as they…

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Omega Constellation Gold Bracelet Refurbishment

A recent job in the workshop involved cleaning and refinishing the bracelet from a stunning Omega Constellation watch. Omega are one of the most prominent watch companies in the world, with numerous inventions, innovations and awards to their name. Their iconic Speedmaster was the first watch worn on the moon and amongst other popular models…

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