The name K Serkisoff comes up regularly when people talk about Billodes or the Turkish market in the late 1880s / early 1900s
Can any one post a picture or any details of him
I am curious as to what he looked like
It is time to make one's new years resolutions again
I usually resolve not to buy any more clocks or watches
My most successfull resolution lasted about a week before I succumbed to temptation
Has any one got an original excuse for breaking a resolution in a week or less?
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
My fingers are too big to wind it easily and my universal size pocket watch winder is too small
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 , 2017, I lasted about a fortnight before I bought a watch
I am not sure I will do any better next 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 Remembrance day and New years Eve
There will be scaffolding round the tower
One face will be visible throughout the project, the hands will be driven by an...
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 watch if the wearer falls off their horse
A pair case does not appear to offer much more protection than a normal case
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 that even if the clock is working Big Ben may be silent
The web site is not very clear
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 using The Forum with the Compaq
When I try to use it with Windows 10 all is OK until I log in
When I log in the dark Blue NAWCC header appears twice one...
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 tourist attraction in Folkestone Kent
I pleasantly surprised to find it was Molnya mechanical watch
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 the first two or three days and then gets faster and faster as for the last five days
What is causing this?
Is it easy to fix?
I am a novice when it...
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 fusee English lever movement with a solid balance wheel
Loomes lists P Cetti working from 1841 to 1879
1872 seems a bit late to me
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 cover is marked
The inside of the dustcover is marked
guarenteed to wear
The movement is...
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 move at all
Is this easy to fix?
when setting the hands they move very easily almost as something is loose or worn