Author Archives: WatchDog
This Bulova Aerojet 11AFACD is an interesting piece that caught my eye. It’s gold plating and crystal are in good condition and it came with the original box and paperwork.
I have a thing for old Seikos with faceted glass. I prefer projects with new old stock glass that I can track down but I am quick to justify adding to my collection in less than perfect circumstances. This red … Continue reading
Lately I’ve had old Hamiltons on my mind so I made my next project a 1947 Hamilton Gilman with a 982M. It has a larger bezel than most Hamiltons of this era which I thought was a bit unique.
I picked up a 1970 Omega Geneve 135.070 Cal. 601 that I thought looked pretty nice. It was advertised as working perfectly, as vintage watches always are, but when I wound it up it would randomly stop running; hardly a … Continue reading
I found this 1974 Seiko Advan 7019-7320 recently and thought it had some potential. The glass is a unique faceted cut and in half decent shape. The paint that fills in the minute hand is missing but I’ll replace it … Continue reading
I was working on some backlogged projects and got around to this Seiko 7002-7009 diver watch that did not run. It looked pretty decent and and all original so I figured it would be a simple enough watch to clean … Continue reading
A while back I purchased a 1969 Omega Seamaster 166.032 along with an extra movement for a new project. I wore this watch occasionally for several months and it kept surprisingly good time but the rotor was obviously loose inside … Continue reading
I was looking over a couple of Seiko 7002 movements that I recently brought back to life and noticed one of them was able to back-hack and thought it would make a good subject for a bench note. What is … Continue reading
I like the silver dialed 7019-7060 that I cleaned up so much that I decided to pick up another one. Here is a before[left] and after[right] photo to start things out. The glass has a chip in it at about 12:20 … Continue reading
This post documents how to prepare an automatic mainspring and barrel while servicing a watch. To begin, make sure you have secured all your watch parts just in case the mainspring accidentally shoots across your workbench. Parts will be strewn … Continue reading