Category: Watch Repair

Is Your Swiss Watch Shock Resistant?

Categories: Other, Swiss Watch Tips & Trivia, Watch Repair, Watch Tech

Many Swiss watches have a stamp on the back of the case to indicate how well the watch copes with mechanical shocks. But what does this really mean? As defined by the U.S. government, a watch is considered shock resistant … Read More

5 Easy Steps to Making Your Swiss Watch Look New Again

Categories: Swiss Watch Tips & Trivia, Watch Repair

Next time your ready to rejuvenate your Swiss watch, try this cheap but high impact trick. First, get an old soft-bristle toothbrush or purchase a new one with soft bristles, if you don’t have an old one lying around. Second, … Read More

8 Tips for Keeping Your Swiss Watch ‘Healthy’

Categories: Swiss Watch Tips & Trivia, Watch Repair

If you got a new Swiss watch for the holidays, congratulations. Here’s a few tips to keep it in tip-top shape for years to come: Clean your watch regularly. Use an old, soft toothbrush or a toothpick and a slightly … Read More

How to Remove a Cyclops, Date Magnifier from Your Swiss Watch

Categories: Other, Rolex, Swiss Watch Tips & Trivia, Watch Repair

Many watch aficionados think that the appearance of watch dial can be enhanced with the removal of the cyclops aperture. It is, in fact, possible to remove a cyclops magnifier with a butane torch and razor blade in less than 10 … Read More

The Swiss Watchmaker Deficit

Categories: Swiss Watch News, Watch Repair, Watchmaking

If you’ve ever thought about becoming a watchmaker, now’s a great time to jump in the game. The mechanical watch industry is on fire but there’s a severe shortage of quality watchmakers to service these increasingly complicated pieces. More watchmakers … Read More

The Rolex Service Experience: Second to None

Categories: Rolex, Swiss Watch Tips & Trivia, Watch Repair

In the not-to-distant past, I was at the gym when I accidentally dropped my Rolex Submariner No-date 14060M. The clasp seemed a little off so I took it to customer service in the Rolex Building on 5th Avenue in New … Read More

How Often You Need to Service Your Fine Swiss Watch

Categories: Swiss Watch Tips & Trivia, Watch Repair

A watchmaker that goes by the handle of “Archer” on Watchuseek.com has posted an excellent summary to a question we also often get: what is the correct service interval for a watch? Unfortunately the answer is that it “depends” on … Read More

Expensive Swiss Watches: The High Cost of Maintenance

Categories: Swiss Watch Tips & Trivia, Watch Repair

Many buyers think that buying an expensive watch is like buying a bottle of precious wine. Purchase the item and enjoy, right? That might be the case with vino but it couldn’t be further from the truth with pricey timepieces, … Read More

Removing Scratches From a Watch Face

Categories: Other, Swiss Watch Tips & Trivia, Watch Repair

Minor scratches to watch faces are common, especially those that are used on a daily basis and don’t have scratch-resistant sapphire crystal protector. In general, the safest way to remove scratches is to have a professional jeweler do it; this … Read More

What Does Water Resistant Really Mean?

Categories: Glossary & Terms, Omega, Other Swiss Watch Brands, Rolex, Swiss Watch Tips & Trivia, Watch Repair

Water resistance refers to the ability of a watch to withstand water from entering the case, as defined by the International Organization for Standardization. The ISO 2281 water-resistant standard prohibits the term waterproof from being used. In our experience, the … Read More