Month: May 2016

May 24, 2016 timesticking

With every watch, there is some debate over whether or not the scratches on it should be polished out, or if that will lower the value of the watch. Rare or collector’s watches should be kept unpolished to preserve the authenticity of the original case. If you have no plans to sell the watch and…

May 20, 2016 timesticking

A watch repairer is more commonly known as a watchmaker, someone who makes and repairs watches. Since a majority of watches are now factory made, most modern watchmakers only repair watches. However, originally they were master craftsmen who built watches, including all their parts, by hand. Modern watchmakers, when required to repair older watches, for…

May 18, 2016 timesticking

If a watch says “Swiss parts,” “Swiss Made,” or “Swiss Movement” on it, it doesn’t necessarily mean that the watch is from Switzerland or that all the parts are even made there. A watch is considered Swiss, according to the Swiss law, if: -its movement is Swiss -its movement is cased up in Switzerland -the…

May 4, 2016 timesticking

Restoration can be as simple as a cleaning and overhaul, or it can be more complicated. For a complete mechanical and cosmetic restoration, a lot of work can need to be done, but just to get the watch in running order will usually only require a cleaning and overhaul and possibly getting parts inside the…

May 2, 2016 timesticking

When a watch needs to be cleaned, there are a couple of things that can mean. The simpler one is cleaning grime and dirt off of the outside of the watch. This is usually done with an ultrasonic cleaner by a watch repair center or a jeweler. Or for basic upkeep, you can clean off…