Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Vintage Hallmark Men's Wrist Watch in 14KT Gold Case.

It's always exciting when a new watch arrives for restoration.  Today we received one from a client in Etna, California.  Below are some exciting pictures of this watch. After all of these years, this watch was still in running condition.

We will be overhauling the movement.

The dial will be refinished to original condition.

The case will be polished. Note the very unique lug ends of this watch.

We will also be installing a new glass crystal from our stock of over 10,000 vintage 
Glass crystals.

Note the back of the watch is marked 14kt gold.

Not bad for a yard sale find.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Antique Time Business Page of Facebook.

Did you know that we have a business page on Facebook?  It's actually been there for many years but we never really used it very much until recently.  So we would like to invite you to check it out.  And while you are there, please give us a Like.

Antique Time Facebook Business Page.

Thanks for taking the time to visit.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Old Rolex showing how radium on the dial and hands burned the crystal.

These old radium dials and hands used by Rolex are very dangerous. It's also a well known fact that workers hired to paint these dials died horrible deaths.

The above picture shows the dial and how it burned the plastic crystal.

The dial also shows damage from the radium.

Above:  The dial attached to the movement and the case with crystal attached.

The age of this watch can be seen by the old auto winding mechanism.