“Scarab Beetle” gold pendant watch restoration, ca 1850’s

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”

H.R.Ekegren mainplate pattern refinish

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”

ZENITH Chronograph – watch 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”