I'd like to find a San Francisco based antique watch repair shop that does impeccable work. Price is not an issue, as the watch is the only thing I have from my great-grandmother and is of the utmost sentimental value. The wristwatch is silver, with no visible manufacturer's mark, and is approximately 85 years old. The face needs cleaning and the mechanism likely is in decent shape, but needs cleaning as well.
posted by judith
on Jun 12, 2007 -
Is there a stopwatch that will play an alarm every X minutes until I tell it to stop? [more inside]
posted by jesirose
on Apr 21, 2007 -
Looking for a watch that tells near-perfect time, doesn't require winding or battery replacement, has a comfortable band in hot and cold weather and will last at least 10 years. It just needs to show the time and preferably the date. It's either got to be something very special, or at the lowest price which meets the above standards. Style and uncomplicatedness a bonus.
posted by DirtyCreature
on Apr 5, 2007 -
How can I get an alert when changes to an online PDF have occurred. Simple solutions will carry the day. The closer to free, the better. [more inside]
posted by mfitz
on Apr 3, 2007 -
I'm looking for a digital watch that has both a timer (set the amount of time and it counts down) and a stopwatch (starts at zero and counts up) that doesn't beep when you press any of the buttons to start or stop the timer/stopwatch. [more inside]
posted by buriedpaul
on Mar 28, 2007 -
What is the ID of an analog watch with compass worn by the Myles Leland character on Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye. ? [Spoiler inside] [more inside]
posted by Mitheral
on Mar 11, 2007 -
Nike Watches -- is the Nike Triax Speed 300 worth it? I've had problems with the resin bands on older models. [more inside]
posted by frogan
on Jan 23, 2007 -
I am looking for a small device that I can either wear or carry in my pocket that will beep, ring, and/or vibrate at a pre-set interval. (I'm thinking every 15 minutes.) I am an easily distracted individual, and I think that this would help me focus on what I should be doing at the moment.
posted by qvtqht
on Jan 10, 2007 -
Where can I find a small clip-on clock that is extremely durable - preferably without spending an arm and a leg. [more inside]
posted by markblasco
on Jan 8, 2007 -
So I just got this super cool new watch that plays up to 2gigs of videos on it. It's like Dick Tracy minus the villains. Only problem? The program that comes with the watch makes you encode the videos into something called NXV format. And it's not working right. What can I do about it? [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000
on Dec 14, 2006 -
Antique watch values -- I want to sell a 1914 Waltham men's wristwatch on Ebay, but it has engraving on the back of the case. Does this reduce its value? [more inside]
posted by nancoix
on Nov 3, 2006 -
Smelly Filter: I have an awesome watch with a "genuine leather" wrist band. In the summer heat I can't find a way to keep it from smelling. [more inside]
posted by meta x zen
on Jul 14, 2006 -
A fairly new (analogue) watch has started slowing and occasionally stopping. How can I check the battery's charge to see whether that's the problem or whether the watch is fundamentally horlicksed and needs to be sent back?
posted by Hogshead
on Jun 4, 2006 -
After realizing how much I love have a thermometer on the dashboard of my car I'd like to buy an inexpensive (less than US$150) wristwatch that displays the temperature. [more inside]
posted by Taken Outtacontext
on Dec 31, 2005 -
I own a windable Timex watch given to me about twenty years ago. I have been using it for the past few years without problem, but now it doesn't seem to keep time very well. Timex HQ says that they won't fix it because of its age and parts likely being unavailable.
How can I get this watch tuned up/repaired? I'd like to keep it - great sentimental value plus my name engraved in the back.
posted by cadge
on Dec 6, 2005 -
I need resources / how-to on adjusting the bracelet size on a stainless steel Invicta watch.
posted by Scottk
on Sep 22, 2005 -
I'd like to buy a new watch, a rugged military sort of thing. Problem is, every company says theirs is the one the actual military uses, and they all seem to boast the same qualities. Does anyone know a good, authentic high-quality pilot's or such watch that's not outrageously expensive?
posted by dearleader
on Jul 25, 2005 -
I have a three-year-old Swiss Army officers watch that I took to a (trusted) jeweler last week to have the battery replaced. The next day condensation appeared inside the glass and now the thing has gone kaput. It had been working fine up until the battery died (and for a few hours after it was replaced). Do you think the jeweler is liable...or am I out of luck? Any advice before I return to the jeweler to complain?
posted by punkfloyd
on Jul 25, 2005 -
I would like to have a portable device for keeping track of the time that is not a wristwatch (I seem to inevitably lose all wristwatches) but can be stored and accessed with ease. I was thinking maybe something I could store in my wallet. Any suggestions or ideas?
posted by selfnoise
on May 12, 2005 -
I would like to purchase a quality watch that will last my lifetime and potentially beyond that. [more inside]
posted by ix
on Mar 19, 2005 -
I'm looking for the name, and, if possible, a place to purchase / obtain a replica of a timepiece that I believe is Elizabethan. [more inside]
posted by Bugbread
on Feb 25, 2005 -
GadgetFilter: Have any MeFi technophiles tried one of the MSN Direct Smart Watches? If so, what were your impressions of the watch & the service? [SI
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posted by Fourmyle
on Dec 5, 2004 -
My watchband is starting to stink. This happens to all of my watches. I've tried many, many things including soaking them in bleach (I usually only wear metal-banded watches. Largely because they last longer before stinking). Nothing has managed to stop the stinking. I like this watch. What can I do?
posted by willpie
on Aug 25, 2004 -
I'm going to be in New York City next Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. While I'm there, I'd like to piss away some money on a knockoff watch and a handbag or two. Where and when should I go?
posted by Kwantsar
on Apr 14, 2004 -