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Is there any easy way to wind a watch with a small winder?
I have just bought a 1918 trench watch
The winder is 3/16" in diameter and very thin
Big Ben is only chiming occasionaly at the moment due to both the clock and the tower being overhauled
It chimed last night
It would not be New...
The New Year will soon be upon us
How long do you expect your resolution not to buy any more clocks or watches to last this time?
This year ,...
Big Ben will be silent from noon on the 2st August until sometime in 2021
This is due to a major restoration project
It will still chime On...
What is the outer case on a pair case watch meant to do?
This is a question I was asked yesterday
Hunter cases are obviously meant to protect the...
Were the "bulls eye glasses" used in older pocket watches a fashion or was it something to do with the way they were made?
I have just bought a pair case verge without the outer case
I would like to wear it occasionally
Is there anything I can use to block or cover the...
In 2017 the Elizabeth Tower (aka Big Ben) is going to undergo a three year renovation programme
This includes the clock face
I get the impression...
I have two laptops
One is an HP Compaq 700 with Windows 7 Starter on it
The other is an HP MEG1RT 3k with windows 10 on it
I have no problems...
Have you found something you bought better than expected?
For example I bought what I thought was a quartz pocket watch from a Russian submarine...
I have a Smiths Astral ships clock bought, in Lowestoft an East coast UK fishing port, a few years ago
it lasts eight days
It keeps good time for...
How long were pair case watches made for?
I have just bought one made by P Cetti of Wellington Shropshire UK London Hallmark 1872
It has an...
I have an English 1830s drop dial clock
The pendulum nut is is up as far as it will go.
The clock is still losing two or three minutes a day
Did the Illinois Watch case Co make their own movements?
I have a gold coloured hunter
There are no markings on the face
The inside of the back...
I have a 1930s swiss lever pocket watch, stem wind stem set
It has seconds hand at six O'clock
The seconds hand moves Ok, the main hands do not...