From the heady days of highly jewelled pin-pallet movements, we have this Buler watch here that Richard sent in. The lume on the hands is breaking off, and the watch doesn’t work any more.
With the rotor removed, you can see that there is no lack of jewels.
The dial is glued to the case …
No lack of gunk and glue!
The well constructed bottom plate with date changer.
The auto winder is bi-directional.
The wheel train with the typical pin-pallet escape wheel.
Re-applying luminous compound to the hands.
All clean and ready for reassembly.
The base movement is back together with a new mainspring.
I start off with a beat error of 3.1ms, and get it down to 1.5 in two attempts. As this is collet adjusted, I will leave it there.
Rather nice looking again!