At the beginning of 2011, I took up watchmaking/repairing as a hobby not only to make some money towards my very first watch, but to better understand the inner workings of these mechanical wonders. Taking up watchmaking was truly when my passion for watches began. I've come to appreciate the incredible finishes of haute horlogerie along with the numerous complications that the world of horology has to offer because I began to realize the sheer amount of time that goes into each and every hand-made timepiece.

I decided to create this blog to share my passion with my fellow horology enthusiasts and to document the projects that I will undertake on the path to my very first watch.

Thanks for taking a visit and I hope you enjoy what I've done!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Henry Capt Geneve

In "Complete Price Guide to Watches" by Tom Engle, there are a lot of major, maybe more collectible, watch brands and watchmakers, and ever since purchasing the 1990s edition, I have always wanted to fix a watch that is listed in the book. My time came with a Henry Capt pocket watch! Luckily, this was a very easy fix - all it needed was a good old cleaning and some oil. Not much to the story this time around, but it was a fun restoration because of the sheer amount of polishing the case needed. I keep forgetting, but I'll make sure to take before and after pictures of the watch cases next time (the difference is astonishing)!

1 comment:

  1. Good stuff Gary - I will be posting a link to this page of yours in my blog shortly. Regards. David