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Bedat & Co. No 8 Limited Edition Watch- Watch Repair

Watch Repair

Watch Repair

Earlier today I wrote an article describing the growing trend towards more classic and slimmed down watches. In the past we have written countless articles on larger and thick cased timepieces, today instead I wanted to shine a light on a magnificent midsized watch. Bedat & Company have  released a limited edition watch called the No. 8 model number878.410.313.

This is truly a beautiful watch it has an 18 carat rose gold case, a unique black sunburst patterned dial, and rose gold markers. Like many classic midsized timepieces the dial has only a few features; there is the name of the brand on top with the, “Geneve” underneath it. The dial also has a seconds sub dial with the words, “limited edition” in the middle. My favorite feature of this wristwatch is the hand-woven alligator strap which you rarely see anymore and makes this watch really stand out.

Bedat & Company is a relative newcomer on the Swiss watch market that specializes in feminine luxury timepieces. Bedat & Co. is well known for mixing a contemporary modern look with a traditional art deco spirit. Many of their watches are crafted from stainless steel and feature diamonds set in the bezel. Founded in 1996 by Simone Bédat and her son Christian Bédat, Bedat & Co. has had a roller coaster story of success. Watch Repair.

Simone Bedat started her career at Lang SA a watch case manufacture in Switzerland; it is here that she gathered the majority of her expertise and experience that would eventually lead her to open her own company. Simone Bedat was head clerk at the age of 18 and worked for Lang SA for ten years until she moved on to Camy Watch Company in Geneva.

While working for Camy Simone Bedat worked closely with fellow entrepreneur Raymond Weil, they eventually both left Camy to create Raymond Weil watches in 1975. In 1996 Ms. Bedat decided it was her time to branch off on her own and created Bedat & Co. with her son, Christian. Their first collection featured classic timepieces that were made with Swiss precision and parts.

The models N°3, N°7.Ref. 304 and Ref. 314 were big hits and solidified Bedat & Co. place in the Swiss watch market. They only grew over the next four years attracting the attention of Gucci who acquired 85% of the business in 2000. Today Bedat & Co. is owned by a Malaysian based company called LuxuryConcepts Timepieces and continues to release beautiful watches with Swiss parts at a reasonable price.

-Carlos at Raymond Lee Jewelers

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Raymond Weil Repair

Raymond Weil Repair

Raymond Weil Repair

Raymond Weil repair should be done every few years in order to keep your watch running properly.  Luxury Swiss watches need maintenance from time to time to keep them running up to factory standards.  Like any expensive purchase, there are costs for upkeep.  Cars need an oil change every so often, houses need landscaping, and boats need cleaning and maintenance.  Your luxury was is no different.

Depending on the model you have, your watch is either automatic, manual wind, or quartz.  All three need maintenance every few years.

In a perfect world a quartz watch with a charged battery should run and keep accurate time forever.  This is rarely the case.  Depending on where you live or where you work, you may be exposing your watch to different environments.  Extreme heat or extreme cold will affect the watch negatively.  Wearing it in water more often than normal can also cause damage to the watch and its movement.  When you notice your Raymond Weil not working properly, a Raymond Weil watch repair is necessary.

Automatic and manual wind watches tend to lose or gain time more often than quartz watches.  There are so many tiny and complicated gears and moving parts that make it virtually impossible to keep exact time.  A few seconds lost or gained in a given day is normal.  However, if you notice minutes or even hours gained or lost in one day, this is abnormal.  It could be caused due to rusty gears or non lubricated parts.  It is important to service your watch every few years with a basic cleaning of the movement.  Once a watch starts losing time to this degree a more complicated repair may be necessary, like a complete overhaul.

Make sure to keep an eye on your Raymond Weil to see if it is keeping correct time.  If you maintain your watch every couple of years you will have a long lasting time piece.

by, Seth at Raymond Lee Jewelers

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