The Art of Restoration: Breitling Navitimer

Restoration: the act of restoring or state of being restored, as to a former or original condition.  This definition is all very well but in my opinion it is impossible to restore a watch to it’s original factory condition.  The exception may be........ Read more

Identification of Rolex Calibres 1520 - 1580

When servicing or buying a vintage watch you have to be sure that the movement/calibre number is correct for the model, dial and serial number. With a Rolex it may not always be possible to view the movement as the case back would be tight and sealed, though there are occasions such as markets... Read more

 Military Rolex Submariner – ref 6538

After the second World War and during the Cold War there wasn't the need for attack divers, large amounts of unexploded ordnance left over from the war had to be cleared.  This was a job for a new type of diver "The Clearance Diver".   The Clearance Diving (CD) Branch was officially formed under the Admirality Fleet Order of 1952....  Read more