Cool pictures on WatchRap of a chrono movement that was stuck in a can for a few dozen years. Excellent restoration work by BK.

Click to check out the after!


In Dire Need of TLC, Before and After Chronograph Movement [WatchRap]

ByJohn Biggs

John lives in Brooklyn and has loved watches since he got his first Swatch Irony automatic in 1998. He is the editor of WristWatchReview.

4 thoughts on “Amazing Before and After”
  1. Off-topic Question! Does anyone here know of a German watchmaker named Thiesal or Thiesen or Tiesal or something like that? I was trying to help someone at a party, determine whether the eBay watch they had purchased (all steel, 42 mm, crystal back, $200) was an authentic German watch or a copy.

    What is the best way to determine whether a given watch is a phony or not? (I feel this is an important question for the host to answer, in general terms, too)

  2. Hi, and thanks

    I was hoping you would recognize by brand name alone. It was a watch I only saw for a few minutes on the wrist of a tall, leggy blonde I was macking at a party recently.

    If I see her again I will ask her for more info. All I know is that the brand was “Tiesen” or “Tiesan” or “Tiesal” or some set of phonyms like that.

    Really appreciate your help. Having some watch knowledge helped me nearly land this babe and I am not out-of-the-running yet.

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