Tool Time, Repairs: September–October 2017

The Watch Man Cometh Dan Gendron, a retired watch repair specialist based in Colorado Springs, Colo., comes from a stunningly long line of watch repair specialists—the men in his family have been rebuilding and resuscitating timepieces for nine consecutive generations. Gendron’s son Jesse recently took over his business, Colorado Timeworks ( But Dan and his wife, Sheila, are still writing books—the latest: a 575-page book titled Time to Make Money With Watch Repairs—and producing an ongoing series of videos on subjects pertaining to watch repair.  What would you say has been your most indispensable tool as a watch repair specialist? My loupe was the most valuable tool. If you can’t see something, you can’t fix it. When I used to teach watch repair classes, the hardest thing to get people to do was to look—really look. You wouldn’t grade a diamond at arm

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