Jump to content

Hello from Norcal

Recommended Posts

I've been going through Mark's watch repair course and have made it through the first 2 levels. I'm slowly going through Level 3 and want to thank Mark and all the forum members for sharing their immense knowledge on watchmaking and repairs. I've learned a lot after having practiced cleaning and repairing my old vintage watches, and I feel, after going through Mark's course, a new and deep appreciation of the little machines we wear on our wrists and of the folks who are passionate about horology.

I'm a long-time vintage Seiko collector and after cleaning and reassembling some of the watches I have collected and left sitting in my watch box for years I feel I've really deepened my understanding of the development and evolution of these movements -- all thanks to the course and the folks on the forums.

Thank you again and I hope I can give something back of what little I know by being part of the community.

-Kevin (from Northern California)


Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Topics

  • Posts

    • In highland terms, we're practically neighbours,
      I'm on the opposite coast and a bit higher up, about 150ish miles, near Skye, I pass near there on the way to see my son in Glasgow though.
    • I used to have a golf club that was called Big Bertha, I wish I had as good timing in my swing as a regulator has
    • Strangely enough, I tend to do something similar.

      The test watch on the left arm, and a quartz number on the right. Recently I have been using a Swatch as the watch to compare with. Today, however I've been wearing a rather odd watch that came with a bundle of other stuff. It is the most generic watch I have ever encountered. It has absolutely no branding on it. The caseback is completely blank, the strap (which does appear to be leather).. blank..  and it arrived in a completely unworn condition. Not a mark on it. Quality wise, it is reasonable. Not a dollar store watch, but then again not something you would spend more than maybe forty bucks on, new. So today I stuffed a battery in it, and substituted it for the Swatch. This would actually make the ultimate crime of the century watch, since it appears to be completely untraceable. The styling is very much what you would expect for a completely vanilla watch. Not unpleasant, but not particularly inspiring either. Having said that, it wouldn't look out of place next to any of the modern "designer" watches.. yes you "Daniel Wellington".. I'm talking about you and your like. 
    • As it’s my clock it’s called big Bertha.   
    • I thought I could share my journey servicing an ETA 205.111A  Autoquartz. Yes sometimes I just get an urge for something different and now it is a bunch of quartz movements in my scope.
      Today I have taken it apart and made a small PDF describing the process, might be one or two interesting shots in it.
      When I received the new capacitor part two will be released.