ETA 6498 Keyless work- Lubrication and fault finding

Now we were a bit more familiar with the 6498 we could start to learn how to service everything correctly. The movement minus the balance would be broken down into different areas. We would focus on one area at a time, learning how to find faults and how to correctly lubricate all the components. We […]


Tag Heuer 2000 Quartz WE-1111 Project

I bought this Tag Heuer from its previous owner as non runner, cosmetically it was in outstanding condition for a watch thats 18 years old but it had stopped working. It had been looked over by a watchmaker previously and a quote of £160 was given for a full service, as a result the owner […]


A present for My Nephew- Seiko 5M62 Kinetic Project

I picked this up for a modest sum, in a rather sorry state, not working and sporting a heavily scratched glass. It also came with a DIY attempt at brushing the case/bracelet. The plan was to get it working, fit a new glass and refurbish the case bracelet. Once completed, it would be presented to […]


School Watch- Balance Staff for ETA 6498

With both the winding stem and pivot gauge examinations out of the way, which I’m pleased to say that I comfortably passed both, we could move on to making balance staffs. A balance staff is riveted to the balance wheel and becomes its arbor. The balance staff also holds the jewelled roller and the hairspring […]