Watches are keepers of memories. The passion my customers bring to their memories inspires me every day. In this year we have, and still are, living through memories we will never forget. After working to assure customers were taken care of during this pandemic, completing a business relocation and workshop expansion while assuring the safety of myself and my family, and adjusting to the new normal, I am pleased to begin connecting again with my followers and friends. For those of you deeply affected by the pandemic, I send my thoughts and best wishes, may you overcome all odds and persevere in this new year ahead. This vintage 1950's Rolex 6298 calibre 775 black dial Explorer I recently serviced for the original owner father of a ClockSavant customer is a symbol of perseverance. Few if any of the parts frequently needed for this calibre are available. The automatic mechanism was so worn that the rotor would not move at all, bottomed-out entirely on the plate beneath it. Past attempts to tighten worn parts/plates to buy time resulted in bending and distortion that now needed correction. The center bushing of the very thin automatic plate is prone to considerable wear. The mechanism relies on an unusual very tight clearance existing between the bushing and the bearing riding upon it which as near zero forgiveness for error. From my old stock of parts, I adapted a pocket watch jewel close to the parameters of this bushing and thick enough to raise the bearing just enough above the automatic plate as required and without being so thick as to not allow all plates to fit within one another. The automatic mechanism is now more efficient than when new with a cleaner better rotating surface. Other repairs included hairspring manipulation, new crown/tube/stem, new crystal, case repair, and other items. The watch is now running superbly once gain.