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Seiko Kinetic watches do not reset themselves…

January 31, 2014 Ray 1

Chong came into the office the other day with a Seiko Kinetic Perpetual Calendar watch. It looked alright but the fact that it was a perpetual calendar watch was what made it interesting. Most perpetual watches costs thousands of dollars whereas this watch cost about $650.00 They have built-in sensors that tell the wearer if the watch has been inactive for at least 24 hours. If the watch senses this, it will automatically put itself in sleep mode. To awaken the watch, the wearer simply gives it a shake of the wrist, and it will automatically reset the time and Read More

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Manual wind Citizen watch

January 30, 2014 Ray 0

          Just listed another project watch on ebay. It is a CITIZEN manual wind parts or project watch. This is a an ideal parts watch although it can be restored. You will see in the pictures that it comes with a brand new crystal (as well as the original crystal) so if you do decide to restore it, it will have a brand new crystal to improve its appearance.. It has a complete movement and my estimate to get it up and running, in good working condition would be less than $40.00. The challenge though is that Read More

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Sandoz Submariner

January 30, 2014 Ray 0

        SANDOZ SUBMARINER parts or project watch looking for a new home.  Readers will know that I love Sandoz watches.   This is a watch that was used as a parts watch for other projects.     It is a complete watch and my estimate to get it up and running in perfect working condition would be less than $50.00. The challenge though is that the watch is not worth a lot more than that.    If you are interested in restoring the watch or if are looking for a project ETA movement to hone your skills on, Read More

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Ladies Longines Gold-fil

January 30, 2014 Ray 0

We posted a few days ago that we had a Ladies Omega for sale. It was snapped up on ebay within hours so we promised that we would have another ladies classic available to anyone who is interested We now have a classic ladies Longines watch in very good condition available. It has also been put up for sale at ebay. This is from my personal collection and it is currently being timed for accuracy and will be given a basic polish and clean before handing over so that buyers get a well presented timepiece that keeps good time and Read More

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Calling all Breguet watch aficionados

January 28, 2014 Ray 0

Just listed this on ebay – Breguet Watch Catalogue NOS Official Breguet Watch Catalogue in good if not excellent condition.   256 high quality, printed pages with loads of photos, bound in hard cover entitled “THE BREGUET COLLECTIONS”.    Aside from being a “must-have” for Breguet fans, this book also contains a Glossary of watch related definitions entitled “A Dictionary of Passion”. Certainly something useful for any watch aficionado to have.    I have two of these books from the time when I used to be hired by watch companies to do research and testing of their sales outlets and their personnel Read More

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Looking for a new home…

January 26, 2014 Ray 1

We have this manual wind ladies Omega DeVille that is looking for a new home. The DeVille line was introduced in the 1960’s or thereabouts and was relaunched in 1999. The case has had a polish and so has the crystal as both showed signs of daily wear when we got it. We had the movement removed and checked and it is running strong. By our assessment it does not need a service as it keeps good time and runs for close to 36 hours before stopping. Dimensions: 16 X 21 mm with 13 mm lugs Great daily wear timepiece Read More

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Busy, busy, busy…

January 26, 2014 Ray 2

We haven’t been posting much on our blog but that doesn’t mean we have not been busy. Over Christmas and the New Year we’ve had quite a few of our readers or friends reach out to us on advice on where to buy or watch or how to get their watch repaired or serviced. Sacha for example wanted to get this Cartier watch serviced and polished in a hurry and Tootokei was able to help him out for about $250. He did end up paying more than double than what we would have but it would have meant taking it Read More