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Introducing the WahaWatches Shop

It’s been a bumpy ride, but it’s my pleasure to announce that the WahaWatches shop is open for business. In it, you can find excellent handmade watch straps, high-quality ISO Swiss [...]

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9 Watch Complications That Are Completely Useless

Complications might serve various purposes. Some are very useful, some of them at least can be useful. Sometimes they’re a display of the manufacturer’s technical skill. Sometimes [...]

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Service: Pontiac Dress Watch with ETA 2390 Movement

This is one of my dad’s watches. A nice Pontiac with an unusual case because the bottom part is stainless steel while the top part is gold plated. It has an ETA 2390 movement. An older [...]

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Review: Dassari Canvas (Superb Vacation Watch Strap)

Specs Length Long end: 120mm. Short end: 80mm without the buckle. Thickness 4.5mm. Weight 18 gram including the buckle. Price $34.99 I was looking for a new watch strap for my new Nodus [...]

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How to Identify a Vintage Omega – Part 2

In the second part of this series, we’ll focus on another aspect of any vintage Omega – the case and its markings. Over time, the patterns of markings have changed a few times. Some things [...]

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Review: Seagull 1963 Chronograph

Specs Case diameter 38mm Thickness 14mm Lug to lug 46mm Lug width 18mm Water resistance rating 30m Movement Seagull ST1901 – hand-wound chronograph, column wheel, 21 jewels, 21 600 A/h, [...]

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Service: Bulova Sea King with Bulova 11AC Movement

Another Bulova with an in-house 11AC movement on the bench. I restored a Bulova with the same movement before that was only one year younger. This particular model is a Bulova Sea King and the [...]

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Service: Alpina Dress Watch with Alpina 592 Movement

I love Alpina watches. It’s one of my first mentions if someone asks me for undervalued watch brands. This one has a stainless steel case, and it measures 34mm without the original signed [...]

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How to Identify a Vintage Omega – Part 1

Omega is a great brand. It doesn’t matter if you prefer new or vintage. It just is. However, if you buy a new one from an AD or boutique, the risk of buying a lemon is very low. Yes, you can buy [...]

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Do You Need to Replace the Mainspring with Every Service?

When you’re servicing a watch, you have two choices. Clean and reuse the old mainspring or fit a new one. Both options have their pros and cons. Pros You don’t need tools like mainspring [...]