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What to Expect as a Watchmaker

While in watchmaking school we worked on a handful of “common” calibers. Our main repertoire included: Unitas 6497 Rolex 1570 ETA 2824 ETA 2892 Valjoux 7750 ETA 955.xxx ETA 926.xxx Lemania 1873 We also got limited exposure to some other modern movements and were responsible for providing other watches in an effort to increase our […]

A Custom Set of Movement Holders

I have a special treat for Tuesday Tools this week. Last week marked the final week of work in the shop for one of our best watchmakers, as he prepares to move on to bigger and broader endeavours in the world of horology. After shaking his hand and wishing him all the best as we […]

2824 Keyless Works

Following up on yesterday’s post I’ll make a quick note about the keyless works (winding and setting) of the ETA 2824 and 2892 movements. It is quite easy to dislodge the set lever and/or yoke when removing and/or inserting the winding stem. The barrel bridge has a slot in it which is meant for you […]