ClockSavant Watch Collecting, Servicing, & Repair Blog

Servicing a Vulcain Cricket Calibre 120 Alarm watch from the 1950’s

Servicing a Vulcain Cricket Calibre 120 Alarm watch from the 1950’s

I recently serviced this Vulcain Cricket calibre 120 alarm watch from the 1950’s. The Cricket was a popular alarm watch for many reasons— their qua...
Servicing a Seiko 7c43-6020 Mini Tuna

Servicing a Seiko 7c43-6020 Mini Tuna

I recently serviced this very rare Seiko 7c43-6020 Mini Tuna for a customer. This is a nice example despite missing its plastic shroud-- these ofte...
What cheap and fast can get you in a watch - a broken screw in your balance cock

What cheap and fast can get you in a watch - a broken screw in your balance cock

Hypothetical conversation after the customer of this watch received it back from service 10 years ago: “My watchmaker is great! Yours is a rip-off....
A quick glimpse into the ClockSavant workshop

A quick glimpse into the ClockSavant workshop

This picture shows a glimpse into 8 different ClockSavant servicing and restoration workstations and a small portion of the materials, specialized ...
Servicing inspection of a King Seiko with caliber High Beat 4520a

Servicing inspection of a King Seiko with caliber High Beat 4520a

Visit the ClockSavant Instagram page to see a combined photo/video showing a few snapshots during the servicing of a vintage high beat King Seiko w...
Servicing a vintage Seiko 6105-8000 diver - clean on the outside does not mean clean on the inside

Servicing a vintage Seiko 6105-8000 diver - clean on the outside does not mean clean on the inside

I recently serviced this vintage Seiko 6105-8000 diver for a ClockSavant customer. He is a very experienced collector who “gets it” and as we will ...
Servicing a Rolex 1601 Datejust Calibre 1560 from 1963

Servicing a Rolex 1601 Datejust Calibre 1560 from 1963

I recently serviced this Rolex 1601 Datejust Calibre 1560 from 1963 for a ClockSavant customer. The calibre 1560 was the predecessor to the more co...
Servicing a Vietnam-era Benrus Type II Class A Mill-W-50717 vintage watch

Servicing a Vietnam-era Benrus Type II Class A Mill-W-50717 vintage watch

This is a Vietnam era Benrus Type II Class A Mill-W-50717 military watch that I recently serviced for a regular ClockSavant customer. If you go bac...
Servicing a Timefactors Precista PRS-82 Royal Navy Diver with ETA 2783

Servicing a Timefactors Precista PRS-82 Royal Navy Diver with ETA 2783

This is a very nice Timefactors Precista PRS-82 Royal Navy Diver that I serviced for a ClockSavant customer. This is a re-edition (homage) of the l...
Servicing a watch can be very hairy

Servicing a watch can be very hairy

Servicing a watch can be very hairy. These pictures/video show hair in a watch movement attached to the wheels. When enough hair gets inside, it li...
Vintage watches and the roots of mechanical timekeeping-- accuracy, reliability, and functioning matter

Vintage watches and the roots of mechanical timekeeping-- accuracy, reliability, and functioning matter

While today mechanical timekeeping is a hobby, interest, or fashion item for many, its roots are in delivering the mission-critical function of tim...
Bovet Valjoux 77 Chronograph from 1950, will it rise again?

Bovet Valjoux 77 Chronograph from 1950, will it rise again?

This Bovet Valjoux 77 chronograph from 1950 is in-queue to be serviced and restored, it’ll be a while before you see it again. As you can see, it s...