Thursday, October 31, 2013

Thank you all let the Holidays begin early

As the the final Quarter and holiday season Swiss Watchmakers is sought out by many people to revive their timepieces. 
In the past few years Swiss Watchmakers took the business to an online level.
We thought there are many people who are unsatisfied with amateur watch makers so lets offer them the top of the line work.
The idea came to fruition slowly as we were a bit privatized only serving dealers, jewelers, and collectors.
Many people didn't know about us.
But now we are known throughout the United States not to mention in Switzerland (We were already known in Switzerland prior to our online launch).
Normal everyday people could now get the best possible service.
This would save the time and money.
You can get the same Service from Rolex and Omega as us but they're turnaround time isn't the greatest.
Rolex and Omega also exchanged everything on your timepiece. Everything.
So if you have a new looking crystal they would still change it and charge you.
So we decided we'll offer Full Service plus parts needed to make the timepiece function perfectly,
but we decided that we would offer aesthetic parts and let the client decide if they want them or not.
Now back to the reason as to why I'm writing this.
As our online business has grown in the past years we have a very high demand on repairs.
So I'm going to make an offer to have a bit more space to breath.
Most people send in their time piece 3-4 weeks before the New Year.
This causes us to have an over abundant amount of repairs.
So I am offering a 10% Discount (Promotion Code: Holiday10) for all Holiday repairs that are sent in early November.
This is to help us serve you better and is also a Thank you for choosing Swiss Watchmakers.
It has truly been a pleasure to grow with new clients and have many heart warming experiences with many of you.
From returning a 60 year old to a grand father who thought the timepiece was irreparable, which we actually had the opportunity to skype his son while he returned the watch  to his grandfather.
A truly touching moment.
To birthday gifts, anniversary gifts, or many other special occasions.

SwissWatchLand.com




Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Guess who's back?  
                              Back Again?
                                      Swiss Watchmakers well the blog.

                                                           HUBLOT

                                                   ___________________
                                                  Chronograph Speed Cycle

                                                      Split Second Counter


video

 So we had this beautiful timepiece come in.
This Hublot has a split second counter as you can see and it looks very appealing. I personally could stare at the counter for extended periods of time and be entertained, pondering as to how fast the movement must be moving how exact every click and clack in the timepiece must be to make it move at such accurate speeds.
Swiss Watchmakers offers the highest level of watch repair services. We take great price in our work and offer reviews on our clients time pieces.

SwissWatchLand.com

Quartz movements starting at $200
Automatic and Mechanical movements $369

Chronograph's starting at $449


4 week turnover

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Watches for sale

I am very proud to announce that Swiss Watchmakers not only services fine timepieces but also sells them now.
Check out our new page http://swisswatchland.com/watch-sales/

We will be adding new time pieces as time goes on. We will also be accepting what I would like to call "hunts".

What is a "hunt"?

Well if you want a certain time piece you tell us and we hunt it down for you and give you a price on the desired time piece. (We may not always be able to find the time piece and holy high-end time pieces will be available for "hunt").

Want to send in a watch to us for repair? Want a review on your time piece as well? Visit us at SwissWatchLand and fill out the form or give us a call 305-377-4837

Like us on Facebook


The next blog will be back to reviewing timepieces so stay tuned!


Tuesday, September 24, 2013

It's been a while since I've been able to write a blog and I apologize.
But here's something to make up for it.
Go to www.SwissWatchLand.com/offer and enter promotion code: Face 15 to get 15% of your watch repair.
That's right 15% off your watch repair!

I will be back to writing about time pieces really soon so stay tuned!
Want to send in a watch to us for repair? Want a review on 

your time piece as well? Visit us at SwissWatchLand and fill out the form or give us a call 305-377-4837


Rolex and Omega watch repair starting at $369 including refinishing
Panerai Watch Repair starting at $475.00 including refinishing

We offer free shipping back and updates on progress on your time piece upon request.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Apple and Watches?


Today at the workshop it was all about Apple's and watches.
Not edible apples but the new Apple Iphones
Questions flew around about the new Iphones and watches were being repaired.

Apple and watches, watches and Apple.

Soon we'll be repairing Apple watches the iWatch (which actually might end up being a tv)
But no seriously Apple might be a luxury brand but it isn't quite the same as the art that luxury watch brands can bring to the table.

Just take a look at this beautiful timepiece.

"It is the most impressive watch in the industry the craftsmanship quality the design is very simple they've been making the watch for 30 years as far as the quality of the parts there is nothing better it's always a privileged to work on these watches, they are truly beautiful pieces"- Patrick Desbiolles

Want to send in a watch to us for repair? Want a review on your time piece as well? Visit us at SwissWatchLand and fill out the form or give us a call 305-377-4837


 Patek-Philippe. iPhone 5s is currently Apple's highest end phone. Patek-Philippe is the same in the watch world. You can't go higher than this.

This is Patek's Reference 3970.


Rolex & Omega Watch Repair starting at $369  Luxury quartz starting at $200
The prices shown are for full service
 and refinishing of the time piece



Lets take a moment to admire the dial. I personally love Patek Philippe Dials, Classy and simple nothing too crazy.
A perpetual chronograph that is perfected in every single part.

Swiss Watchmakers is located in the historic Dupont building. 169 E Flagler Street suite #1032 Miami FL 33131



Just like the new iPhone this time piece is in a league of its own it brings simplicity of art to a new level. It can do everything you need it to do in a simple design.
Apple and Patek-Philippe are at the top in their own perspective. Both making amazing pieces.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Patek Philippe 315

Today I got a chance to see Fabio service a Patek Philippe with a 315 movement.
I took a few snaps and I got some of him putting on the balance.
The watch was completely serviced including refinishing of all the screws.

 Swiss Watchmakers is based in Miami Florida in the historic Dupont Building.
169 E Flagler Street Suite 1032 Miami FL 33131




All Watchmakers in our facility are certified licensed
 and are perfectionist  
They take great care to detail.

In these Pictures we can see Fabio putting the balance on the Patek Philippe.

Like our blog? Like us on Facebook for more!

Have a watch in need of repair?
Send it to us!
Simply fill out the form
Or
Call us!
305-377-4837

We Offer free estimates and free shipping back.
With an average turnaround of 4 weeks and a 1 year guarantee on full services.

Speake-Marin


This watch came to us a while ago but I had a few images of the watch and I wanted to share it with you.
It's a Speake-Marin
Simple and eye opening.
I can't show you the completed watch as it has been sent out.

            Swiss Watchmakers has been serving fine time pieces since 2000


 Here you can see the Speake-Marin dissembled.
Speake-Marin is just as old as our company being established in 2000 by Peter Speake-Marin. A very talented watchmaker that has collaborated with Harry Winston to produce the Excenter Tourbillion
 Pay great attention to its design as its very different from most time pieces. It has a simple movement and yet it has an eye opening design.


This watch comes with a simple hour minute marker on a small dial that has what I would call high visibility, no abstractions no diamonds shining so bright you can't tell the time. Simple and right to the point.
This time piece comes equipped with a power reserve indicator. This time piece has an amazing 110 hours of power reserve. 

I love the hands on the back for the power reserve indicator. It has a snake way look to it and it looks great it would be nice to have the hands as hour minute indicators but I still enjoy the original hands.
Swiss Watchmakers is licensed and certified by Omega and Rolex equipped with all the right equipment including many other brands. 
Want to send in a watch to us for repair? Want a review on your time piece as well? Visit us at SwissWatchLand and fill out the form or give us a call 305-377-4837

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

We're Back!

After a short extended weekend Swiss Watchmakers are back
I hope everyone enjoyed labor day.

Swiss Watchmakers is now going to be making offers via Facebook
So if you don't want to miss out like us! 
Swiss Watchmakers <~ Click here

Visit our official site and get a free repair estimate from us remember we Service nearly all luxury brands and have access to original parts. With a great price and average of a 4 week turn around its hard to resist.
Of course if you want a review on your time piece you can simply ask us and we will gladly review it.

Rolex and Omega watch repair starting at $369 including refinishing
Panerai Watch Repair starting at $475.00 including refinishing

We offer free shipping back and updates on progress on your time piece upon request.   


                                 SwissWatchLand.Com

                          



Now back to Watch Reviews!!

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Ulysse Nardin Sonata


Today a Ulysse Nardin Sonata was being re-cased and examined. This being one of my all time favorite watches of all time I had to get a few quick snaps.
Automatic, Dual Time Zone, Alarm, Date.

This Watch is extraordinaire.
It has a very distinct look. With big tear shaped hands and alarm timer (It tells you how long until your alarm sounds perfect for everyone who has to count how many hours they can squeeze in of sleep or something actually productive).


This watch is worth around $45,000 USD
Came in to be polished and examined and oh was it examined! I stared at the watch and just starred at it. Could it be the tear drop hands or the stunning white gold case, maybe it was the alarm and its lovely melody. 



 But this watch had me fall in love. This time piece is what you can call an all in one time piece. It's an automatic movement which indicated the Date is also a Dual time zone with an alarm! Did I mention the alarm has a count down?  Not only that but Ulysse Nardin sure knows a thing or two about fashion the look of the watch is bold, outspoken, different yet with a classic look to it. I'll let you enjoy the rest of pictures and don't forget to like us on facebook! 



Want to send in a watch to us for repair? Want a review on 

your time piece as well? Visit us at SwissWatchLand and fill out the form or give us a call 305-377-4837





Have questions about us? Go ahead and ask we'll be glad to answer!

Today I'll leave you with a short video enjoy!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Patrick Desbiolles with a Patek-Philippe

In the watch world there is a name that stands out..
That name is Patek-Philippe you can't go much higher than that.

Patek-Phillipe Nautilus

This morning Patrick had a simple task with this Patek, the head of the screw was sticking out a bit on the rotor. There was a bit of contact with the screw head and the case and it was preventing the time piece from working properly. So as he did this task I took a few quick snaps of him working.

Seeing the watch apart gives us a completely different view of the time piece.



 

Notice how Patrick uses a bronze tweezers rather than steel, the reason for this is that steel is a stronger metal and would scratch the time pieces while bronze is much softer and won't cause the damage steel would.

Like us on Facebook! 


Aren't you glad I took advantage and took these photos?!
Seeing it apart is simply stunning being able to see the movement is always a thrill.

Now I waited for Patrick to do his work and case the watch so I can get pictures of the complete time piece. 

Normally I say what I like and dislike about the watch but this is a special case. I have NOTHING to dislike. Patek-Philippe have truly brought simplicity to a master piece. No crazy design its all about the movement and class.


"It's the best automatic movement ever created in the watch making industry made by Jaeger Lecoultre made for over 40 years and sold to the top brands Vacheron, Audermars Piguet, and Patek Phillipe. It is an amazing movement to say least."- Patrick Desbiolles







Name: Patek-Philippe Nautilus
Movement type: Automatic Date
Casing & Bracelet 18K Gold
Want to send in a watch to us for repair? Want a review on your time piece as well? Visit us at SwissWatchLand and fill out the form or give us a call 305-377-4837

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Twerk? No! Urwerk!

This next watch is such a treat.
No it isn't twerk (A dance if you can actually call it that)

It's a Urwerk, I have personally never heard of this watch but when I saw it come into the workshop it grabbed my attention instantly.
 

The top photos show the Urwerk disassembled not including the top case cover.
Take a closer look of the image to the left. Look closely and the middle right of the box and you'll see a very intriguing design, it actually reminded be a little of the Opus 11.
As for the model its a UR 103 on their website it says the following of the time piece.

"With the UR-103 models, URWERK takes its 'no limits' approach to haute horlogerie ever further. Four orbiting and rotating satellites display the hours, with each satellite indicating the time in both analogue and digital fashion as it arcs across the minute chapter. Turning the watch over reveals a new surprise: the Control Board. This control panel is reminiscent of the dashboard of a sports car and features precision indication of the minute and seconds for exact time-setting, power reserve indication and fine-adjustment screw. "

So lets make a quick little passport for the time piece.

Name: Urwerk
Model: UR-103
Cost: $35,000+
Case type:Gold
Size: 50mm

A big interesting watch. Here we will see the watch in one piece.

 

 

I love the back as it looks like a car speedometer and fuel gauge which is really cool.  The thing that looks like a gas gauge is actually your power reserve and the numbers are the hours and minutes left which is really nice.
But its on the back of the watch and you can't really show it off (Not that the watch needs any more showing off its already a creative master piece)
The satellite hour markers are amazing but I can imagine it would take some time to get use to telling time.
It looks a bit confusing to me but I guess that's the entire point of the watch to be different.
The huge crown is fitting on this watch as it was on the Richard Mille I showed you guys before.

I guess all we have to do now is wait for a rapper to have a song saying "I make your girl twerk while I wear my Uwerk"

In the end this Uwerk is a rare time piece that hasn't been seen in person by many people and I was really happy to be able to see it.

Want to send in a watch to us for repair? Want a review on your time piece as well? Visit us at SwissWatchLand and fill out the form or give us a call 305-377-4837



The first watch! Richard Mille

As Promised Watches

Lets start the first day and first watch with a Richard Mille

In my opinion this watch looks like road signs put together.
Not bashing the watch at all I actually like it.
This Richard Mille is a RM11 Chrono Date.
Value: Over $30,000 USD

I'm going to say what I love about this time piece the by what I dislike.

Likes: I honestly love the crown the look of it on the case is just so appealing, a nice oversized crown with a rubber loop just seems so fitting.Then if you look at it from the side it looks like a cars tire and rims. I also love that the case is Titanium giving it a nice low glow look.

Dislikes: For my dislikes I really dislike how the hands and design make it look somewhat like a railroad stop. Although I do LOVE that you can see all the beautiful gears working.

Overall this is a very lovely time piece in the larger range with a nice movement inside. Richard Mille did a great job in designing this time piece. Feel free to tell us your opinions on this time piece.


Swiss Watchmakers the first blog!

Today is the day that Swiss Watchmakers creates their first blog!
Here's what you can expect from this blog.

1. Watches (Well duh!)
2.Our Watchmakers (Interviews, explanations, etc.)
3.The work station (Tools, set up, techniques, etc.)
4.Things that have grabbed our attention

Well since this is the first blog post lets start with a little history.

Swiss Watchmakers was founded in the year 2000 by Patrick Desbiolles.
Before we continue with Swiss Watchmakers history lets talk about some small facts
about Patrick.

1. He Graduated from the university of Geneva
2. He was attracted to horology because his father was a watchmaker.
3. He is one of the best watchmakers in the U.S- This is Fact :)
4. Yes he is Swiss
5. Speaks French, English, Spanish

Ok so back to Swiss Watchmakers since the company began it has slowly expanded, starting with just Patrick at first to now having more than a handful of employees. Swiss Watchmakers needed to get its name out there so SwissWatchLand.com was created in the very late 2000's. As of then the company formed an Online Watch Repair where customers who can't come to us can send their time pieces. Since the beginning Swiss Watchmakers have gotten all kind of time pieces, from your standard Omega Speedmaster to IWC's Grand complication or even a Vintage Patek-Phillip with world time priced over $700,000 USD.
Swiss Watchmakers works directly with watch brands as well as dealers and jewelers as of the launch of SwissWatchLand.com we now do work for normal people looking for a trustworthy Watch Repair Center.

Well that's a small history of Swiss Watchmakers you'll learn more about it as time goes on now to actually get to watches!