The Traditional Watchmaker- a Historical Perspective

When a search initiated in order to find a watch repair shop, what terms are usually used....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, that is before the advent of battery operated watches. A … Continue reading The Traditional Watchmaker- a Historical Perspective

Antique Pocket Watch repair log: Elgin Father Time Railroad Watch with up-down indicator

Shattered cap jewel This antique Elgin Father Time Railroad pocket watch came to the shop in relatively good shape, but it had many repair issues. The balance staff had a broken pivot, the lower escape wheel cap jewel was shattered, the lower second hand wheel jewel was cracked, and the seconds hand lower pivot was … Continue reading Antique Pocket Watch repair log: Elgin Father Time Railroad Watch with up-down indicator