Barry was brave enough to allow me to service his nice Bucherer, as this is my first customer chronograph. The movement is in excellent shape but bone dry and in need of a service.I start by taking the movement out of the caseThen I remove the hands.The dial side of the base plate is simple enough, as the movement doesn’t have an hour recorder.The movement looks a little daunting so before winding down I have a long look at what the different parts do.I take photos in every angle so to see how it is put back together.
I start dismantling the chronograph.Here I have removed the minute recorder and the central chronograph runner.I remove the tension springs before removing the various leversSlowly but surly I get to the base movement.Base movement is easy enough as everything is in great shape.Old mainspringAll the parts look clean and nice.New mainspringBase movement back togetherGreat amplitudeSomehow the parts find their way back into the movement 😉I take great care not to loose any of the wire springs. Working from the photos, I put all the components and their screws back onto the plate.
The movement is back together and depthing correctly adjusted with Christian’s help.
Is also a challenge to aligning the minute recorder and second hand correctly when putting the hands back on.Movement back in the caseI really enjoyed working on this nice watch and I’m looking forward to my next chronograph;)