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  1. My first Lepine watch :)

    Back to the Lepine watches now - I've almost finished working on the other piece I have.
    Below - the movement in parts and.. a parts movement of the same size:



    Notice - these 19th Century European watches are not alike American or later Swiss made (or Chinese, Japanese, whatever...) watches most of you are used to.
    Getting a twin movement does not necessarily mean you have the parts. ...
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  2. Grandfather's Vostok...

    This blog post is about a certain watch, that my grandfather has worn ever since I can remember, and a long time before as well.
    He sometimes told the tale how he bought it on his trip to Moscow...
    Anyway - this was in 1970s and he must really like this watch, because ever since he got it, he would not wear other watches at all.
    Funny - on every family picture, as the years passed by, there always is a golden Vostok on a steel bracelet.
    Weird combination no doubt, but my ...
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  3. My second Lepine watch... in details

    Not long ago I've visited the old castle ruins in Ogrodzieniec. It's not one hour by car from my place, so it's not very close, but not very far. There were times, when I used to go there with my parents quite often, but somehow we just stopped and for many years we forgot about this place.



    The castle was erected in 15th Century as one of the so called 'Eagle's nests' - a line of castles protecting ...

    Updated 08-12-2017 at 02:01 AM by pmwas

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  4. An old Swiss watch from Locle - part two

    Continuing the subject of Olivier Quartier from Le Locle - I just got in today's mail another watch made by this manufacture.



    First - the movement in parts...



    One can instantly recognize a Swiss bridge style movement.
    I washed the parts and assembled the watch - here goes...

    The ...
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  5. A Longines that has not had an easy life...

    Today I'm going to show you a very old Longines watch.
    Is there anyone there who has never heared of the name Longines?
    I thought not... Everyone knows Longines. Even if he's not a watch enthusiast - he knows Longines.
    Longines surely is among the most successful brands in the history of watchmaking.

    Let us now go back in time. Like... 180 years or so...

    The history of Longines begins in Saint-Imier in 1832, when Mr Agasizz establishes his watch manufacturing ...
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