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

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?

What’s our Special Connection to a Vintage Watch?

Watch Repair: At the bench with my Granfathers Sign. A verge fusee is shown partially assembled, as well as a complete lever silver case fusee in the center. Also shown to the rear is a Hamilton 972, and a Cyma Chronograph to the right. Welcome! When I was a kid, one of my "hobbies" was … Continue reading What’s our Special Connection to a Vintage Watch?