Wrist Watches

27Oct

The 1989 BBC Radio 2 William Mansell Tour.

As the clocks go back this weekend (Sunday, October 30th at 2am) we remember our chat with Derek Jameson on BBC Radio 2

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27Jun

Watch Battery Replacements, Reseal and Pressure Testing

  When we replace your watch battery we clean the contacts and if necessary we change the case back gasket.  We check timekeeping and use only brand new Swiss or Japanese batteries. Your old battery is checked first to see if it’s the real reason for your watch not working. The contacts are cleaned and

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11May

Put your Name on Red Arrow Plane To Help Raise Money for RAF Museum

The Red Arrows have backed a multi-million pound campaign to transform the RAF Museum in time for the service’s 100th anniversary in 2018. Members of the public will also be able to take part in the Names On A Plane initiative as part of a huge fund-raising effort for the site in Colindale. This will mean that

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09May

The value of vintage watches is rising

'The value of vintage watches is rising as more people seek an alternative to modern, high-tech gadgets.  The price of the most collectable second-hand wristwatches is rising by 5 per cent a year thanks to their old-fashioned appeal – telling the time without all the ‘extras’ that come with internet-enabled devices,

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28Nov

John Harwood Inventor of Self Winding (Automatic) Wrist Watches

The idea of automatic winding dates back to the 1770's when it was first tried out by Swiss watchmaker Abram-Louis Perrelet (1729-1826), but it was first applied to wristwatches by John Harwood (1893-1964) in 1922. Harwood, a watchmaker of Bolton, Lancashire, had for some years, before taking out his patent of 1924,

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