Magnus from Sweden sent this one in – a great looking Universal Polerouter. The hands probably aren’t original, as they are a bit on the small side, but the dial and case are in great condition.
This doesn’t look too great, so it definitely is time for a service.
You got to love this movement – great finishes, and a micro rotor!
That is just a gorgeous movement.
The micro rotor with the winding gears.
The wheel train.
The two wheels on top of the barrel arbour have a ratchet mechanism that lets the manual winder work independently of the automatic winder.
This intermediate wheel moves the gear train and balance over a bit to make room for the rotor.
The bottom plate is quite simple. Note that the escape jewels are capped.
All ready for reassembly.
The gear train is back together.
The auto winder gears sit under the micro rotor.
Ready to put the rotor weight back in.
And the movement is beating again.
Dial and hands are back on.
And the movement is cased.
Not bad considering what it looked like before!
A fine looking watch with a fine looking movement.