Panos from Germany sent in this rather beaten-up Seamaster. The crown has come out, the crystal is scratched and not original (neither is the crown that came out), and it needs a service …
The second hand is bent, and I will straighten that as well.
The monocoque case.
The calibre 613 movement is in good shape, just a bit dirty.
The timegrapher confirms that 😉
You can see bits of dirt on the plate and gears.
Quite a bit of dirt on the date cover as well.
… and on the bottom plate.
The old mainspring.
The date ring has a scratch that goes through the middle almost all the way. Now how did someone manage to inflict this?
The new pendant tube for the case.
And fitted. The Omega original tube was 2/100mm too thick, so I turned that off on the lathe, and now it fits perfectly.
The new crown, the new split stem, and the old split stem.
New crown with stem fitted.
Time to put the movement back together.
A new original Omega mainspring. Not cheap at £26!
The base movement comes back together – all nice and clean now.
And beating again…
… with a nice amplitude and steady beat rate.
The new date ring without scratches.
And we’re back in business with a new Omega crystal.That looks better!