My new Seiko 7T34-6A00: The Easy Fix

seiko 7t34_6a00_001

Some weeks ago I managed to fix a Seiko 7T34-6A00 for a friend, who sent me 2 identical watches and asked me to make the better looking one come back to life with the pieces of the other, who had definitively seen better days. You can read about it on the Watch Repair Talk forum, […]

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How to restore a Hema chronograph with Landeron 248 movement


I just finished to service my new HEMA with Landeron 248 movement, which I recently bought. The movement came in working fine, but upon inspection I found a lot of oil and debris of unknown nature, thus the decision of servicing it. This is how it looked, in the picture of the seller: Removing the […]

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How I restore an Alpine Handwound Wristwatch

Alpine handwound wristwatch

This is another small wristwatch I found at a flea market, working fine, but losing some seconds more than it should. It is an Alpina hand wound wristwatch, with a non-original leather band, sunburst case and dial. The watch is in overall good condition, it only presents the usual biological gunk you can find in […]

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Seiko 5606-5100: the Iron Man from the Seventies – Part 3

Seiko 5606-5100 new case

Some may remember that I almost completely restored a Seiko 5606-5100 many months ago, naming it “Iron Man from the Seventies“. After a long time, I found on eBay a complete case and bracelet, and the ever missing dial holding ring that I so needed to complete tat restoration / resurrection. The case seems to […]

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There is a new school for watchmaking, and it is free…

Watchmaking 101 sponsored by

This is something that got me as excited as I could ever be, but at the same time disappointed. The Hodinkee Fund, together with the Horological Society Of New York, has has recently introduced Watchmaking 101, a public free class dedicated to the art of watchmaking. Pity it is only in New York. Watchmaking 101 is […]

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