How a Quartz Watch Works
Here's a good video that demonstrates how the technology in a quartz movement works. The inner workings are taken for granted in cheaper watches. But there is a wide range of quality and precision in various watches. Take a look and see if this simple explanation works for you. It's a […]
Tokyobay DIY Watch Set
Tokyobay has released a limited edition DIY (Do It Yourself) watch set. The set is expected to retail for $210 USD. It comes with four straps, 3 cloth/canvas type straps and one leather strap.
From the photograph shown below, the straps are fitted with the spring-bars. This makes swapping the strap easier as you do […]
How To Adjust a Tutima Watch Bracelet
Ivan has posted a great tutorial for how to adjust a watch bracelet over on his blog. There's lots of photos of the entire resizing process. Bergeon makes some great tools for the job. This basic procedure can be applied to most brands of watches, but the bracelet construction and pin types […]
Watch Repair In Space
Here's a video of what it's like to repair a watch with no gravity. An astronaut's watch fell apart while orbiting earth. And like any good engineer he decided to disassemble it right then and fix there in space. This watch looks to be an Omega analog/digital model.
Disassembling the Unitas 6325 Movement
The Horology Crazy blog has a new post on dissecting the Unitas 6325 movement. This particular one is a 17 jewel variant. It features manual wind and a 48 hour power reserve. It's nice to see this one laid out in pieces. With a little practice you too can boldly take […]
How To Assemble a Watch Movement
Ivan has posted an article with a step-by-step guide to putting together a typical watch movement. There's lots of photos detailing each part of the process. There's lots of good advice on how to do the job properly. Give it a read if you'd like to be more comfortable with taking one […]
Dissecting a Chinese ETA Unitas 64XX Movement
The Horology Crazy blog has a new post on the breakdown of a Chinese made ETA/Unitas 64XX watch movement. There's lots of photos of the step-by-step disassembly. Take a look and see what makes up this one.