The first mechanical watch I bought was a early DS automatic from the 60’s. So it’s not a secret that I’m a Certina fan. Certinas have many nice in-house movements and are in my opinion under-appreciated, often in the shadow of more expensive brands like Omega.
This watch has a nice original dial, but is in need of some TLC.
The movement looks good, but the rotor axel has broken off and the rotor came with the watch in a bag.The watch is barely running.I start by dismantling the date mechanism.The date construction is very nicely executed and is fairly advanced for its time.Winding mechanism.I remove the auto winder assemblyIt is a simple but well made wigwag construction.There is plenty of dirt in this movement Gear-train and balance removed.I am unable to source another mainspring so the old one will go back after cleaning.Almost ready for the cleaning machine. Base movement back together looking great.Fully wound the watch is preforming excellent.The auto winder assembly is back togetherThe movement goes back in the case and with a new rotor axel the movement is reunited with its rotor.I have polished and applied new luminous compound on the hands. This watch looks great