Michael sent me this great Movado Kingmatic, as the winding is a bit rough, and the auto-winder makes a lot of noise. It’s running well apart from that. The crystal is not so good, and he wants that changed as well.
Nicely decorated case back.
With the rotor removed, you can see some dirt in the auto winder assembly. Also, somebody has used some green gunk to seal in the case back.
Same gunk on the case back.
I put all the auto winder parts through the watch cleaner, and then put it back together with the right lubrication.
All back in place. The manual winding, which has to operate the auto winding gears as well, sounds a bit like operating a pepper grinder, as there is a click (you can see that between the two jewels on the auto winder bridge through the big round hole) that is operated when doing so.
Old and new gasket.
A beautiful watch, with a beautiful movement.