Restoring the dial after an unsuccessful repair A real German soldier’s watch from the WWII is a dream of any kid. This original wrist watch has an original official signature ‘D H’ (Deutsches Heer). The victim of “the Painter” Unfortunately, … Continue reading “Dial restoration of ARSA D-H German military watch” →
An article about USSR watches, some thoughts and stories from German Polosin are included.
Feet soldering technique using the Rose’s metal alloy Let’s look at a simple and useful technique of repairing broken dial feet. If one of the feet is broken, a known method used by some watchmakers is putting a plate on … Continue reading “Enamel dial feet repair” →
Very rare pendant watch made in Switzerland circa 1850’s. Being a sacred symbol in Ancient Egypt, “Scarab amulet” artifacts became quite popular in age of manifold Egypt expeditions. These “Beetle” watches were spectacular ladies gadget pending on a longer gold chain. Solid gold hand-made case with finely … Continue reading ““Scarab Beetle” gold pendant watch restoration, ca 1850’s” →
А weekend job Last week I cased one homeless pocket watch movement made in 1880’s by a famous danish watchmaker Henri-Robert Ekegren from Copenhagen. H.R.Ekegren worked for top horological companies Jules Jurgensen, Winnerl Paris, Golay Geneva etc. In 1891 Ekegren manufacture was taken over by Edouard Koehn, Patek Philippe … Continue reading “H.R.Ekegren mainplate pattern refinish” →
This is a story about one old verge fusee watch back from 1790’s French Revolution times. That’s how the dial was looking when it has arrived to workshop. Can you read the name? The case has significant deformation. Front bezel … Continue reading “Breguet a Paris french verge fusee dial restoration” →
Dial refinish is rather expensive part of restoration work. In most cases we can’t just “clean” the dial and need to reproduce all paint layers from metal plate up to fixing varnish. This dial arrived from customer in rough condition. Stain, wearing – the damage … Continue reading “ZENITH Chronograph – watch dial restoration” →
A restoration project for antique pocket watch made by American Waltham Watch Company. This pocket watch stored in family since 1900’s, probably some moisture accident occured. Basically not too bad initial condition, some rust issues seen on winding crown and inside. … Continue reading “AW Watch Co Waltham pocket watch restoration” →
This is a story about one vintage watch restoration. Three years ago, I was gratified to purchase a notable watch by the famous brand Hy Moser & Cie. It was a vintage pocket watch movement with enamel dial in non-original wrist-wearing case. … Continue reading “HY MOSER & CIE watch rebuilt – restoration project” →
Attention watchmakers who make new cases for old movements. Here you can buy blanks for do-it-yourself projects. Sterling solid silver case blanks are available for you.
Newly made unworn watch case, solid sterling silver (0.925).
No stem / set pin holes, you can drill it to fit your movement.
PRICE (£): 250