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LOCATION:
We are located on the north end of Cheshire Bridge Road, one block south of the I-85 overpass,  between the cross streets of Sheridan Road and
Chantilly Road.

OPEN:
Wed.- Fri.

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM


Saturdays

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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LOOKING INSIDE A WATCH

 

Parts of a watch.The movement–the mechanism that measures the passage of time and displays the current time–is the heart of any watch. Most watches have either a mechanical or an electronic movement. While many of today’s watches have electronic movements, the finer ones still have mechanical ones.

Compared to electronic movements, mechanical ones are less accurate, often with errors of seconds per day, and they’re suffer from sensitivity to position and temperature. They’re also expensive to make, require regular maintenance and adjustment, and are more likely to fail. Nevertheless, those who like the "old world" craftsmanship of mechanical watches still prefer the higher-end models from companies like Omega, Patek Phillipe, Breitling, and Yaeger-Le Coultre.

Watch movement from the side.Mechanical movements use an escapement mechanism to control and limit the unwinding of the spring, converting what would otherwise be a simple unwinding, into a controlled and periodic energy release. Mechanical movements also use a balance wheel together with the balance spring, also known as a hairspring, to control motion of the gear system of the watch similar to what a pendulum does in a clock.

An optional part for mechanical movements called a tourbillon, is a rotating frame for the escapement which watchmakers employ to reduce the effects of bias to the timekeeping. Tourbillons are very expensive because of their complexity, so only high-end watchmakers use them.

The pin-lever, called a Roskopf movement after its inventor Georges Frederic Roskopf, is a less expensive version of the fully-levered movement manufactured by many Swiss manufacturers as well as Timex, until they replaced it with a quartz movement.

We restore and repair vintage pocket watches.

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Pocket watches
Cuckoo clocks Hadley-Roma bands
Howard Miller clocks
Mallard watches
Novelty clocks
Vintage watches

Watch dome.
We offer a variety of watch domes to protect your precious heirlooms

FOR SALE


$350
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We sell 
Mallard Watches

We carry a complete selection of bands from $15 to $300

We carry Atlanta's
largest selection
of watch bands and
will
size them while you wait.

 

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