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On Vintage Crystals & other stuff

I was installing a new crystal on a beautiful Hamilton pocket watch today. I’ll write more about the watch in the coming days. I didn’t get the crystal installed yet. I had encountered this before but it has been quite some time. Old glass crystals for pocket watches were marked with a sticker on them […]

Can of Worms

That’s right: pocket watches. It is very rare that I work on a pocket watch and I don’t find some big problem that I missed in my estimate. There is just so much that can go wrong. Yesterday I was working on a 4/0 size Elgin Pocket Watch. Everything looked good from the bridge side […]