The watch has a broken setting lever spring and is not running like it should.
The case-back is a little worn so we decide to send the case off to Canada to be restored.The movement looks to be in good condition with no corrosion or obvious damage.As I expected the setting lever spring is broken.When removing the train bridge I notice that someone has used a piece of watch paper as a washer under the train bridge. I suspect that there will be an issue with the train bridge being to low and blocking the gear train.The movement is coming apart nicely.Here you can see the old mainspring.The movement has been cleaned and is ready to be put back together. Not the huge amount of various cap jewels.New mainspring goes in the barrel.Here you can see that the balance moves freely after fitting the balance jewels. This base plate is fully jewelled.Here you can see the gear train. I found that the train bridge blocks the gear train when I tighten the screws down, hence the reason for the previous watchmaker using watch paper to unblock it. I got to say it’s not the worst solution in the world as the watchmaker has not damaged anything, but after a little inspection I notice one of the jewels is pressed down to far, I adjust this jewel with the jewel press and the gear train runs freely again without the use of watch paper;)The movement is back together looking great.Super performance.Sometimes it helps when the customer finds parts, as I was not able to find it myself. I was impressed when Panos was able to find the correct setting lever spring!Putting the hands on this watch is an operation in itself, as you have almost no clearance between the hands and dial!The movement back in the case looking super 🙂The case restoration is very good as usual from ReplateIt in Canada.Now that is a perfect dress watch!
I was given permission by Panos to show you just how great this watch look on the wrist! Must say I had second thoughts about selling this little gem;)