Gentlemen, what kind of personality do you want in your watch / maker / repairman? Would you prefer a surly Swiss recluse, or a boisterous hard-drinking Irishman? Of course there are choices in the middle, but I suspect those who "make it" in a business c
As some of you are aware I sometimes accept restoration/service work IF it is "interesting to me". This piece Breguet 4587, sold in 1825 is a very small pocket watch, 38mm diameter and 5.90mm thick with a Breguet ruby cylinder escapement. These are rarely
MaisonCeladon isn't a brand with many customer reviews available, I purchased the Yue Fei in Obsidian The quality is amazing, the workmanship is second to none, and the small details maketh the experience very satisfying indeed, the packaging is very well
I have been thinking about how a hand-made watch can be made by one person, and was provoked by a recent article by Vincent V. Cherico in the Watch & Clock Bulletin from NAWCC. The article is copyrighted so you will have to go to NAWCC to get the whole th
After years of searching I now have a new and never used Aceria F1 milling machine. It came with some accessories but not all, now I am on the hunt for W12 collets and a rotary table. I set it up yesterday, oiled the spindle as I am sure after 50 years th
Pendulum clocks are fascinating me these days. And of course different ways of making them. Having recently acquired a 3D FDM printer I decided to see how (if) one could make a precision clock using this means of production. As I already had a mechanical
errr... I mean small and shapely Seiko movements made for ladies! Regular readers may have seen a few Seikos walks or my technical articles here. I have had about 100 Seikos in my hands and on my bench in the last 90 days; 20 of those were ladies watches.