159 Breguet Type XX Chronograph/Why Won't This Rolex Datejust Tick?/Is This Rolex Explorer II reference 16570 Fake?

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Did my friend buy a fake Rolex?!?​


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Mar 16, 2024

Today we have Franco's watch on the bench, what should be a Rolex Explorer II reference 16570. He bought this watch for what he felt was a really good price, so good that he is a bit worried the watch might not be genuine... Let's find out!

As always we will take a few detours, including a discussion about the gentle craft of dentistry and the intelligence of cats.


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Why Won't This Rolex Datejust Tick?​

Vintage Watch Services
Mar 30, 2024 #rolex #datejust #watchrepair

Today we have José's 1986 Rolex Datejust on the bench and what a stunner this watch is! It is however also a non-runner, although the handset and date quick-set works. Let's find out what the problem is and see if we can fix it!

The Datejust is an iconic model, virtually unchanged in design since its introduction in 1945. While there have been some variance in the sizes of the different Datejust models, the basic design has stayed the same and for good reason. It is a watch pretty much the whole world recognizes as a Rolex. Join Stian for a full service and repair of this beautiful watch as we discuss cold winter days in Norway and see if the fish is good or bad!


#rolex #datejust #watchrepair

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Tools and resources for watchmaking as a hobby:
https://bit.ly/43yQRmw Watchmaking books
https://bit.ly/3N3rlz3 Watchmaker’s loupe
https://bit.ly/43vOcu4 Watchmaker tweezers
https://bit.ly/3Nm0lfc Moebius lubricants
https://bit.ly/43ITWjM Screwdrivers
https://bit.ly/468B8wq Case opener
https://bit.ly/468Bfbk Rodico
https://bit.ly/3J8mX0u Polywatch
https://bit.ly/42wAZQf Presto tools
https://bit.ly/3J6UND7 Bergeon tools
https://bit.ly/3X21iwL Horotec tools
https://bit.ly/3X2xiAU Chinese made watchmaking tools
https://bit.ly/3qFqgWk Digital microscope
https://bit.ly/3CkZt4f Ultrasonic cleaner
https://bit.ly/3qAAPtX Ultrasonic cleaning solution
https://bit.ly/43V9HEr Denture cleaning tablet
https://bit.ly/3X1rpUl Chinese “Horia style” jeweling tool
https://bit.ly/3P5EQR7 Demagnetizer
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See our watches and read our blog at http://www.vintagewatchservices.eu
See our current selection at Chrono24: https://www.chrono24.com/search/index.htm?customerId=26311&dosearch=true
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159 Breguet Type XX Chronograph​

Vintage Watch Services
Jun 1, 2024

Today we have something rare on the bench; Matt's Breguet Type XX chronograph from the early 1950s! The Type XX was commissioned by the French military and came in a few different versions and as we will see, Matt's one has a few issues, chief among them that it does not have the flyback function. So let's make one!

Join Stian for a rebuild of this historic watch as we delve into real watchmaking. As always there will be a few detours and tangents as we proceed, among them Stomach Flu vacations and helium voices :)

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Tools and resources for watchmaking as a hobby:
https://bit.ly/43yQRmw Watchmaking books
https://bit.ly/3N3rlz3 Watchmaker’s loupe
https://bit.ly/43vOcu4 Watchmaker tweezers
https://bit.ly/3Nm0lfc Moebius lubricants
https://bit.ly/43ITWjM Screwdrivers
https://bit.ly/468B8wq Case opener
https://bit.ly/468Bfbk Rodico
https://bit.ly/3J8mX0u Polywatch
https://bit.ly/42wAZQf Presto tools
https://bit.ly/3J6UND7 Bergeon tools
https://bit.ly/3X21iwL Horotec tools
https://bit.ly/3X2xiAU Chinese made watchmaking tools
https://bit.ly/3qFqgWk Digital microscope
https://bit.ly/3CkZt4f Ultrasonic cleaner
https://bit.ly/3qAAPtX Ultrasonic cleaning solution
https://bit.ly/43V9HEr Denture cleaning tablet
https://bit.ly/3X1rpUl Chinese “Horia style” jeweling tool
https://bit.ly/3P5EQR7 Demagnetizer
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See our watches and read our blog at http://www.vintagewatchservices.eu
See our current selection at Chrono24: https://www.chrono24.com/search/index.htm?customerId=26311&dosearch=true
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