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83 Jewels Too Many? Do more jewels mean a higher quality watch?
Text by Rob Berkavicius Pics, by Paul Delury
A Jewel Among Watch Levers Sometimes, it's amazing what you find in an "ordinary" watch movement.
Text by Rob Berkavicius, Pics by Paul Delury
A Quick Look At A Pair of Hamilton Electrics Comparison of two Hamilton 505 balance wheel electric movements made in different factories.
Text by Rob Berkavicius, Pics by Paul Delury
A New Speedmaster 321 is born A successful experiment in re-creating a new Omega Speedmaster 321 from spare parts.
Text and Pics by Rob Berkavicius
Repairing A Worn Hole In A 7 jewel Elgin Pocket Watch An Elgin pocket watch, hardly used, but it won't run properly. The question is "why?"
Text by Rob Berkavicius, Pics by Paul Delury
Chinese Skeleton Watches Are Chinese movements as really as bad as it is commonly believed? Maybe not!
Text and Pics by Rob Berkavicius. Header Graphic by Paul Delury
Cyma Clocks Some watch manufacturers made clocks too, with quality similar to their watches. This is one of them.
Text by Rob Berkavicius, Pics by Paul Delury
D.I.Y Watch Dials A simple (sort of) way to temporarily put movements from your collection back into service, when original dials are not available.
Text by Rob Berkavicius, Pics by Paul Delury
Invicta Seconds Hand Mystery Solved A lot of complaints were made about a range of Invicta watches which had a "jumpy" second hand. This is why.
Text by Rob Berkavicius, Pics by Paul Delury
Maintenance and Repair of Watchmaker's Screwdrivers The shape of screwdriver heads is very important. This gives you an idea how to shape them, especially for working on vintage watches which commonly use pillar type screws.
Text by Rob Berkavicius, Header graphic by Paul Delury
My Foray Into Tripledate Watches For a period of time, I went mad on triple date watches. Mainly Valjoux 730 and Valjoux 7751. The 730 is a particularly nice movement, really well designed and nicely finished.
Text and Pics by Rob Berkavicius
Omega Movement Plating - Rose Gold or Not?
A lot of people refer to the copper colored finish on Omega movements as "rose gold". Here we take a look at exactly what the plating really is. Text by Rob Berkavicius, Pics by Paul Delury
Servicing a Seiko 7005 movement A very common Seiko movement is the cal 7005. This takes a look at the construction of this movement, as well as servicing it. Text and Pics by Rob Berkavicius, header graphic by Paul Delury
The Tissot Astrolon Plastic Watch Arguably the predecessor of the Swatch, Tissot perfected the art of making micro-sized watch parts accurately out of plastic. The Tissot Astrolon is almost all plastic, and is built like a typical mechanical watch movement, and works amazingly well.
Text by Rob Berkavicius, Pics by Paul Delury
Restoring a Watch Case Following on from the Astrolon article above, this article shows how the watch case was restored.
Text by Rob Berkavicius, Pics by Paul Delury
The Almost Forgotten Omega Speedmaster Well, not as forgotten as in once was, Omega made a range of Speedmasters with quartz movements.
Text by Rob Berkavicius, Pics by Paul Delury
Watch Movement Size Measuring Systems This will help you resolve those annoying problems of converting watch movement sizes from one standard to another.
Text by Rob Berkavicius



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