Should you repair, restore, or preserve your antique or vintage watch

You have a pocket or wristwatch in disrepair or poor condition cosmetically. Should you restore it to a like-new condition? Should you refinish the dial and hands and polish the case? Should the piece be serviced and repaired mechanically? To help answer these questions, we need first to define these terms: Service and Repair: Generally, … Continue reading Should you repair, restore, or preserve your antique or vintage watch

Questions from the Inbox: Why is my watch running slow/fast in different positions?

Question: I have two pocket watches. One is a fusee from 1884, and the other is a chronograph from 1895. Both have been professionally cleaned and adjusted. My problem is this: both watches run fast or slow depending on if they are hung, laid on their back, or laid on a side. Can you advise the … Continue reading Questions from the Inbox: Why is my watch running slow/fast in different positions?

Should I have my watch serviced?

You’ve acquired an antique or vintage mechanical watch that you would like to use. You wind it up and it starts and keeps good time. Should you set it and start using it? If the watch has monetary or intrinsic value then here is a brief explanation why it probably should be be cleaned and … Continue reading Should I have my watch serviced?