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Mark Twain’s “My Watch” Short Story

07 Sep 2014 / 0 Comments / in Uncategorized

Wise advice to all would be watchmakers looking to avoid a braining. Available in PDF format here.

Watchmaking Documentary: Mesure et Démesure

07 Sep 2014 / 0 Comments / in Uncategorized

Full length video is available here: embedded by Embedded Video Worth the watch 😉

Watch Case Opener Tool- A Vintage Upgrade Arrived Today from Portugal

31 Aug 2014 / 1 Comment / in Uncategorized

There have been quite a few discussions about what kinds of tools to use for opening various types of watch cases. For the snap back case, there are the Seiko style tools, the Horotec Case Crab, the case knife, and even the taped-up razor blade. Personally, I’ve gotten quite good on the Horotec Case Crab. […]

Size Matters!–Really? The Issue of Size in a Vintage Watch

13 Apr 2014 / 0 Comments / in Uncategorized

Many new collectors who are, perhaps avid readers of Hodinkee or some of the other watch collecting/journalism sites, set off in search of the largest vintage piece that they can find. That’s fine, and generally, larger sizes are valued more highly. Though, I’d also point out that the opposite end of the spectrum, the truly […]

Five Vintage Hearts: A Look at 5 Classic Calibres

06 Aug 2013 / 0 Comments / in Uncategorized

Very cool article by IW magazine on some of the classic calibres of all time.  Definitely worth the read for anyone interested in what’s “under the hood.” Here, and here (in PDF).

Fakes, Frankenwatches, and Ebay’s Refusal to Shut Down a Scammer

19 Jan 2013 / 1 Comment / in Uncategorized

There’s nothing that bothers me more than vendors who sell fake vintage watches.  They create a bad name for the entire vintage watch business.  Many of these sellers operate on eBay, and while it’s easy to pick out the bad apples when they’re located in known hotspots for counterfeiters, others aren’t so obvious.  I have […]