The watch used to be my later mother’s, and she passed it on to my sister-in-law. It’s not working properly, so it landed on my bench. This was my mother’s “going-out” watch, and only worn when invited out or going to the theatre.
Quite a bit of service history scratched in here. 1997 is the last service I can decipher. That sound about right, as the balance is hardly swinging, and the watch badly needs a service.
Yes, that’s small 😉
I have to get a smaller movement holder!
This photo nicely shows the proportions – the balance and cock on a 1p coin.
With the bottom balance jewel removed, I take apart the bottom plate.
I only need one basket for all the parts – I’ve already ordered a new mainspring.
The new mainspring and the barrel.
Barrel and wheel bridge back in place, and nice and clean.
The balance starts swinging.
For a movement this size, the timegrapher image actually looks quite good. I don’t feel daft enough to try to adjust a beat error of 1.1ms on a movement this size 😉
The bottom plate completed.
The hands are tiny – no idea how you are supposed to tell the time and be ladylike and not squint!
The dial could do with restoration, but maybe we’ll leave that for another generation to do…