Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Omega Seamaster Limited Edition Alaska Project on a close up

Once in a while, you will get to see a Limited Edition. I have gathered some pictures on this Omega Seamaster Limited Edition Alaska Project. This is a preowned piece and was sold in the US recently. If you want to know the price, you know where to look for it.

Please enjoy the view.

Friday, March 18, 2011

How to tell whether your late 1930s or early 1940s ladies omega is a real mccoy

How to tell the real mccoy of Omega? Some of the indications must be there. Take the example below.

The typical Omega hallmark on the Dial, on the crown, on the movement and also on the inside of the case. The 1940s bootlace strap itself is not original, if yes, the clasps will have the Omega hallmark. Nevertheless, it will be hard to get hold of Vintage straps. So the overall, it is a nice piece of Omega. This piece fetched around US$1000.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

The Naked Truth of Rolex Movement

I was attending a clearance house auction recently. I am amazed the value of Rolex. Even the parts itself fetch good value. The below Rolex movement fetched US$550.

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Another piece of Vintage Watch brought back to Life

Here is another piece of vintage watch back from the dead, initially the watch is not working and the crown is worn out. As you can see from the video, the crown is worn out pretty bad and the watch is not ticking. The rest had been restored.

Prior to Restoration

On the second video the crown has been replaced and the watch is ticking once again.

After Restoration

Monday, March 07, 2011

Vintage Enicar Gents Swiss Watch Prior and After Restoration

See the difference prior and after restoration. I am always asked how much should I pay for restoration. It is a very difficult question to answer, pending on its availability of the parts and the skill of a watchmaker. Unfortunately, both are hard to come by these days. In Singapore, when you approached the retail shops be prepared to pay a few hundreds. It is sad because it basically deters the hobby of watch collecting.

Here is the picture prior to restoration:

The watch is not working at all. The watch crystal is worn and the crown is worn out as well.
Phase 1 Restoration Video
The watch is once again ticking in this Video.

Here is the picture after restoration:

Final Phase 2 Restoration Video

Finally, a good clean up with a new crown, watch crystal and leather strap.

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

The rarity of 1925 Vintage Rolex Oyster

Just when I thought I have seen them all. Once in a while, a unqiue piece will blow your mind away. I just love Vintage Watches.