How often should a mechanical watch be serviced? Why does a watch need a service? What is a service?

Jeff BernardWatch Tips2 Comments

A common question for a watch dealer or watchmaker is, “How often should a mechanical watch be serviced?” I asked multiple watchmakers and they generally went along with the watch industry recommendations. Most manufacturers recommend having a watch serviced every five years. Bernard Watch times every pre-owned watch that is being bought, sold, or traded on our electronic timing machines. We often find watches that we know to be eight to twelve years old and … Read More

Nicholas G. Hayek: “Mr. Swatch”

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Nicholas G. Hayek: “Master of Time”, Mr. Swatch, CEO of Breguet, co-founder and chairman of the Swatch Group, and “savior” of the Swiss watch industry. Hayek is a huge believer in the entrepreneur mentality and is close friends with risk and innovation. He takes the traditional Swiss industrial strengths of quality, precision and accuracy to heart. Hayek says “A good entrepreneur is like an artist who is always creating something new.” This attitude permeates the … Read More

Fake Rolex Tell Tales – Submariner How To Spot a Fake

Jeff BernardWatch Comparisons, Watch Knowledge, Watch Tips1 Comment

If you are looking for a genuine Rolex Submariner to buy, please review our Rolex Submariner inventory. We had a gentleman come in one day to offer a Rolex two tone blue Submariner he had bought mail-order from someone in Florida. Original Rolex boxes and booklets accompanied the watch. Nice touch, it makes you want to let your guard down. This watch is a good counterfeit with most of the markings. When I picked up … Read More