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Service: Longines Dress Watch with Longines 12.68z Movement

This Longines is part of my own collection. It’s a 1956 watch but it’s still in great condition with a little patina on the dial. The movement is the Longines 12.68z with serial [...]

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FAQ: Watch Dimensions, and What Do They Mean?

People are often concerned about the size of a watch and rightfully so. Not every watch will fit well. In case of vintage watches, certain sizes are more desirable than others. Still, often the [...]

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Interview with Pocket Watch Collector Silke N.

While most vintage watch collectors focus on wristwatches, occasionally we also encounter people, whose passion for watches revolves around an even earlier era – the heyday of pocket [...]

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FAQ: What’s the Difference Between a Chronograph and a Chronometer?

People often seem to confuse the terms “chronograph” and “chronometer.” Yes, they sound alike. But they’re two very different things. So, if you don’t know the difference yet, this one is for [...]

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Watch Talk: What’s the Lift Angle of a Watch?

Lift angle might be one of those horological terms you simply ignore. Frankly, if you don’t want anything to do with the technical aspect of watches, I don’t blame you. But it’s [...]

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FAQ: Are Vintage Watches Reliable?

In this series, we tackle the questions that people ask in various places. Regardless of the nature of the question, we’ll answer it to the best of our abilities. This time, it’s a good one. So, [...]

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Service: Eterna Dress Watch with In-house 520U Movement

This week an Eterna dress watch that’s part of a batch from Poland. The movement is the Eterna 520U with 15 jewels and a hidden ratchet wheel and crown wheel. It’s Eterna’s [...]

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All You Need to Know About German Watches

What do we usually associate Germany with? Cars? Beer? While these two are best not combined, I can’t blame you for the association. To some, the word “Germany” brings to mind the agile and [...]

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Service: Eterna Dress Watch with In-house 905 Movement

This is an Eterna dress watch that found its way onto my workbench. The serial number is 2892981 which places this watch in 1941. The movement is the Eterna 905 movement. Bestfit tells me that [...]

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How to Choose the Right Mainspring

During a service, there are two options for the mainspring. You can either reuse the old one (after you’ve cleaned and lubricated it) or you can replace it with a new one. So, a mainspring [...]