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Monthly Archives: September 2008


As a watchmaker in a retail store I get lots of interruptions. I am called upon to size bracelets on newly sold watches (and other watches too), change power cells, answer customers technical questions, fix computer problems, and a myriad of other things. Sometimes the interruption is welcomed, other times it is not. If your […]

Minute Wheel Post Cutter

At first glance it may look like a pin vise but it is much much more. It’s a minute wheel post cutter. Tighten it down around a cylindrical post and rotate it and it shaves off around the circumference of the post, reducing its diameter. It’s designed to help you bush a worn minute wheel […]


That’s right that terrible problem that was supposed to occur on Midnight of January 1st, 2000. Our computers were all supposed to crash and it was going to cost our country millions of dollars. Well nothing became of it then, but it is a problem. Today I changed the battery in a digital Seiko but […]

Server Issues

My web host lost my server yesterday and they are currently in the process of restoring the data. I’ll clean up the blog as soon as I have access to the server again. Thank you for the understanding.

Bergeon’s new screwdrivers

I’ll be the first to admit that the standard Bergeon screwdrivers are not the best screwdrivers available. They were a part of my school tool kit and I still use them, but with just 4 years of use on them they’re showing wear. I suspect I’ll be buying new ones pretty soon. Ever since I […]


A customer comes in with their watch, it isn’t keeping time. Usually this means it needs to be serviced. Most of the time it should have been serviced years ago but they have waited until now and it isn’t running well at all. This time it is something different. They just purchased the watch a […]