Month: April 2016

April 25, 2016 timesticking

There are a few different types of pocket watch movements and each one is unique to repair. Key-Wind, Key-Set The very first pocket watches, since their creation in the 16th century, up until the third quarter of the 19th century, had key-wind and key-set movements. A watch key was necessary to wind the watch and…

April 20, 2016 timesticking

There are several different types of watch bands, the most common being stainless steel, leather, nylon, and silicone or rubber. As far as watch band repair goes, when a leather, silicone, nylon, or rubber band breaks, the band needs to be replaced. Replacement bands for these types of bands usually run anywhere from $20 to…

April 18, 2016 timesticking

The watch glass is called the crystal and can break if dropped or hit against something. Most watches have a mineral crystal, which scratch easily. Some high end watches have a sapphire or sapphire-coated crystal, which is more durable and scratch resistant. Scratches on a watch crystal cannot be buffed out, especially if they are…

April 18, 2016 timesticking

All watches provide the time of day, giving at least the hour and minute, and usually the second. Most also provide the current date, and often the day of the week as well. However, many watches also provide a great deal of information beyond the basics of time and date. Some watches include alarms. Other…