Questions from the Inbox: How do I identify my Grandmothers Watch?

Question: I looked everywhere but could not find any information about this watch. After finding your site I hope you can help me identify my grandmother's watch. Attached are 3 pictures. One of the face, the inside of the back, and a close up of the mechanism. I believe it still has the original wrist … Continue reading Questions from the Inbox: How do I identify my Grandmothers Watch?

The Traditional Watchmaker- a Historical Perspective

When searching the internet to find a watch repair shop, what terms do you use: antique watch repair, vintage watch repair, old hand-wound watch? Chances are, it probably is not "watchmaker." But this term was commonly used to describe someone in the trade of watch repair before the advent of battery operated watches. A Watchmaker … Continue reading The Traditional Watchmaker- a Historical Perspective

What’s our Special Connection to a Vintage Watch?

Welcome! When I was a kid, one of my "hobbies" was sticking my hand behind our old brown couch seat cushions and feeling around for some forgotten, lost item that slipped down inside Cushion's cracks. The couch had been part of our family for years before I was born, and when I found something (mostly … Continue reading What’s our Special Connection to a Vintage Watch?