Watch Service: Panerai Daylight. Cal OP XII.

Panerai Daylight service

The first Panerai of the blog, the Luminor Daylight. Like all Panerais its a sizeable watch and very unique in its appearance, especially with the trade mark crown protector. Interestingly Panerai were struggling for sales in the 90’s, and it wasn’t until Sylvester Stallone picked up on them, that they really started to experience a resurgence. Whats unusual is that it wasn’t paid sponsorship, he genuinely liked the watches.

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Watch Service: Tudor Fastrider. Cal ETA 7753.

Tudor Fastrider service

This beautiful looking Tudor chronograph was sent in by Mike for a routine service, most brands recommend servicing a luxury watch at around 4 – 5 year intervals. As a watchmaker, I certainly recommend trying to stick to servicing within every 5 years or so. After this point oils start to dry up, wear occurs faster, and can result in more parts needing to be replaced than would otherwise be needed.

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Watch Service: Breitling Superocean. Cal ETA 2824-2.

Breltiling Superocean service

Lee sent me his Breitling Superocean for service as it hadn’t been serviced for 10 years, it had also stopped winding. This particular model houses the ETA 2824-2 movement, as seen in a few other watches on the blog. Its a fairly simple movement, but very reliable and has certainly stood the test of time – you could certainly do a lot worse than having this movement powering your time piece.

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