About RESUME~古き良き緻密な世界~ #1

About RESUME ~Good old detailed world~ #1

Thank you for visiting our website.

[ RESUME ] is a vintage watch shop in Nara.


Customers who are purchasing a vintage mechanical watch for the first time ask us if it works properly and what to do in case of a malfunction. We may receive this question.

At RESUME , we place the utmost emphasis on maintenance work so that even first-time users can use the watches they purchase with peace of mind.

This time, I would like to tell you about the overhaul work (hereinafter referred to as OH ) that we are actually conducting.


OH is cleaning the dust and deteriorated watch oil dirt that accumulates on the watch, and lubricates the gear shafts and other parts where the watch oil is needed to keep the machine running smoothly. This is work to move.

If OH work is neglected, the oil used will evaporate and the shaft will be scraped, greatly affecting accuracy.
Dirt can also cause various malfunctions and malfunctions, such as the clock stopping.

Therefore, we recommend performing OH every 3 to 5 years to prevent problems.

At our store, we perform overhaul on all watches purchased using the following procedure, even if there are no problems with operation or accuracy during the initial check.

  • Disassembly
  • parts cleaning
  • repair
  • Parts main cleaning
  • Accuracy adjustment

When disassembling the product, we check the condition of even the smallest screw and thoroughly identify any defects or malfunctions before disassembling the product.

Repairs will be carried out thoroughly to repair any areas that are found to have problems with operation, such as cracks or scratches on parts, that are discovered during condition checks.

Finally, we take out the hairspring, a part that is related to the accuracy of the watch, from the balance wheel and correct it into a beautiful spiral shape.

It takes a very high level of skill to restore a distorted mainspring to a beautiful spiral shape.
It is because of this technology that RESUME watches are able to produce accurate precision.

[Before hairspring modification]

[After balance spring correction]

Even if you don't have the parts for an old watch, our technicians can make the necessary parts themselves, so it can be repaired.

After the repair is completed, all parts are carefully cleaned using an ultrasonic cleaner, and once they are refreshed, the parts are reassembled. At the same time, the watch is placed in three positions: on the dial, on the 9 o'clock position, and on the 6 o'clock position. Adjustments are made with an accuracy of at least ± 1 to 2 minutes per day.

[On the dial]

[Upper 9 o'clock position]

[Upper 6 o'clock position]

Furthermore, in order for you to use our products with peace of mind, RESUME offers a 1- year free warranty and provides a service with photos of the OH work .

In this way, RESUME delivers products to customers after adjusting them to a condition that allows them to be used on a daily basis with peace of mind.

*Please note that in order to deliver the product to the customer in perfect condition, it will take approximately 1 to 2 months for the overhaul period to be delivered to the customer. Thank you for your understanding.

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