This Oris came over from the US, and Van sent it in. The power reserve hand turns freely, so there doesn’t seem to be any connection.
The movement looks clean, but I can already see that something is missing…
The dial is in great condition.
The auto winder gears.
The movement without the auto winder.
The barrel has a little differential on top to drive the power indication. On the top right side of the barrel, the winding wheel arbor for ratchet wheel 605-1338 is missing.
The barrel assembly.
The gear train is below an extra bridge.
And now the gear train is visible. You can tell from the escape wheel that this is a pin pallet movement.
The construction of the winding / setting mechanism reminds me of some pocket watches.
The parts are ready for reassembly.
As usual, I start off with the balance jewels.
Now the gear train goes in.
The replacement winding wheel arbor has larger pivots than the orginal, so I have to broach the plate a bit.
Now the new arbor fits.
I also have to broach the bridge for the arbor.
Now I can put the bottom plate back together.
That’s as good as it gets for a pin pallet movement.
I have two more missing parts for the power reserve indication – the first and second indicator connecting wheels (1327 & 1328) are missing as well.
I contact Oris directly and ask them if they have the parts. Straight away, I get a very nice email from Tamara who works at Oris, telling me that their watchmakers are looking for the parts. Soon afterwards, I receive confirmation that the parts were found, and that they are on their way to the workshop – free of charge! Now that’s what I call unbeatable customer service! I wish other brands were as helpful.
Now the hands go on.
I had the case replated by Peter from replateit.com – as usual, splendid work!
The watch is back together and looking great.Peter also told me that he had an orginal Oris strap in stock, and I order it from him as a little surprise for Van. A great looking watch, and quite a rare one on top.