Now, to start with I should say that my watch repaires are nowhere near the caliber (......see what i did there?) of some on this forum, but everyone started somehwhere right?
Up until now I have been into costmetically restoring watches that run but have been somewhat unloved. Out of that I have started getting into the mechanical side too, I'm currently building up a FL Twin Power movement (one that I did not take apart) using the age old "yep, that seems to fit there" and "hmm that doesn't look quite right" methods! Some resources on this very forum have also been extremely useful. I can get the odd dead watch re-started, but a full strip down, service and rebuild is where i would like to get to.
As i say mainly cosmetic work, the interest for me is taking something that looks completely unloved and turning into something that will be cherished. My watches have been bought for birthday presents, wedding presents, something that's being bought specifically to hold onto and pass down to the next generation, and that's what it's all about for me.
Anyway, some examples for y'all
Stunning Louis Erard Triple Date:
Omega Geneve (never did try to sort that bottom lug out just in case):
Oris 15 Jewel:
Rotary 17 Jewel GP:
70s Seiko Auto:
Tissot Visodate Seastar Seven:
Thought I'd leave it there as you're probably getting a bit bored That's probably about 10% of the watches I've done over the past couple of years!!
In terms of my own 'keepers', I don't actually have that many. A couple below:
Tissot Seastar that I fell in love with the moment i put it on:
Oversized Tissot Antimagnetique, which i sold and then pretty much begged the buyer to sell back to me. Which he did.....but failing to mention that hands were fused together. So i wound it not realising, and it's now broken and slightly in bits
In the future I'd very much like to aquire a genuine military issued chronograph, that will be my significant investment watch i think.
Hope you like!