Rolex’s first automatic watch was released in the 1930s. The automatic module was an add on to an existing caliber, and made the watch much thicker, thus the case back bulged out giving this watch the nickname “Bubbleback “
Have you obtained a vintage or antique mechanical watch? Perhaps you have recently inherited a fine timepiece. Or you have started a small collection of watches for your enjoyment. Should you keep them regularly serviced? Research your timepiece Do you have a collectible piece that will continue to increase in value? Even If not highly … Continue reading Should I have my vintage watch serviced: Cost verses value
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. What is … Continue reading The Traditional Watchmaker- a Historical Perspective
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?