This Eterna came all the way from Norway, and it needs a fair amount of attention! The calibre 12824 is pretty much an ETA2824. It’s not working, so let’s see what’s up!
Yes, that looks very much like an ETA2824. Very snappy date change, and a lovely 28,800 bph movement.
With the auto winder taken off, the movement starts beating. If you look closely at the barrel wheel (it’s not a click wheel, as the click is on the crown wheel), you can see missing and damaged teeth.
The damaged wheel.
Onwards and upwards.
The gear train. When I remove the barrel, I notice that the lid isn’t on.
Starting on the bottom plate.
And everything is ready for the cleaning machine.
Escape wheel, pallet fork and cap jewels after the epilame treatment.
Old and new barrel wheel.
And the movement is ticking again.
As the old barrel (on top of the movement) kept opening up (so there was a reason why the lid was off when I took the movement apart), I got hold of a used barrel from an ETA2824.
Ready for the dial and hands.
The dial is in great shape, and so are the hands.
The movement goes back into its case.
And the back gets a new gasket.
That’s looking pretty good.
And that looks even better!Great watch.