Watch Glass Replacement

One of the most frequent jobs we tackle in the workshop involves replacing the watch glass. But did you know there are various different types, shapes and sizes of watch glass? In this blog post we’ll look at the most common types and examine their advantages. Firstly, it may sound basic, but the glass we…

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Omega Seamaster Black Dial Service

An always popular model, the Omega Seamaster is a watch we see regularly in our workshop. This particular Omega Seamaster is a relatively recent model and it arrived from our client completely stopped. Inspection of the movement revealed dried up oils and greases, so it required a full service to restore it back to excellent…

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Omega James Bond Seamaster Service

The Omega Seamaster is a model which was first introduced in 1948. In 1995 Omega partnered with the James Bond franchise and demand for the Seamaster went stratospheric. The Seamaster was cemented as an iconic line of watches, with numerous “Bond” models produced which are still hugely desirable to this day. The Omega Seamaster on…

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Tag Heuer Repair

One of the brands we regularly see in our workshop is Tag Heuer. Tag Heuer in its current iteration was established in 1985, though the Heuer company has existed since 1860. Watches are produced both with quartz and automatic movements in a variety of different models including the Aquaracer, Kirium, F1, Link, 2000 Series and…

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Shock protection in mechanical watches

Before the introduction of shock protection, one of the most common causes of a mechanical watch stopping was an impact or shock causing the balance to break. A watch balance generally has a large diameter and mass, but in order to keep friction to an absolute minimum it rotates on fine pivots. As such, were…

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Jewels In Watches

You may have seen the word “jewels” in relation to watches. Some watches say “17 jewel” on the dial, whereas other say “25 jewel”, but what does this really mean? Is a watch with more jewels better? In this blog post we’ll discuss what jewels actually are and how they’re used in a watch movement….

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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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