There it is, rattling around on the dial. Luckily, it hasn’t done much damage to the dial …
The watch back has no gasket, so there is a bit of dirt that got into the movement.
I put the marker back in place and glue it in from the back, using shellac dissolved in methylated spirit. Always got a jar of that handy on my bench.
The bottom plate assembly looks quite tidy.
Even the clutch wheel and crown wheel have no water damage – normally, this is the weak point of vintage Omegas – water ingress through the winding stem.
Everything on the top plate looking good, too.
As usual, I take the balance jewels out and put the balance assembly back in for cleaning.
The barrel wall gets some braking grease before the new mainspring goes in.
I start off with the top plate.
After I put the balance in, I adjust the beat error and beat rate.
Then I reassemble the bottom plate.
I case the movement and put the rotor in.
No marks where the marker was glued back in, as I applied the shellac from the back.
Is that beautiful or beautiful?