Now that I have polished the case, it’s time to reassemble my Rolex Oysterdate. I’ve cleaned all the parts, rinsed and dried them, and we are ready to roll.
The gaskets (back, crown, pendant tube) were measured and I ordered generic ones, and I also ordered a new crystal for the watch as the old one has a bad chip.
I carefully run the hands over a polishing cloth
I remove any residual dirt from the jewels with a sharpened pegwood stick
I put the wheels into place. The capped jewels are oiled before putting the wheel in
The main spring is cleaned, rewound and oiled before closing the spring barrel
Before tightening the pallet fork cock, I make sure it moves freely
The balance jewels get some Moebius 9010 attention
After all the bridges are in, I mount the second wheel assembly on top of the wheel bridge
Top plate complete
Now I'm adjusting the beat error and beat rate of the watch
After mounting the date wheel, the dial and hands go on
Yes, I'm very pleased with this one. Note the spec of dirt on the glass at 9 o'clock... Yes, I take the movement out again and clean the glass
What a lovely watch - great dial colour
The original bracelet goes back on. As I have a very small wrist, this watch suits me quite well.
Oh yes, baby!
With the polishing and all, this was quite an epic task, but well worth while all the time I put in.