Nico from Italy sent in his father’s watch. It was bought in the early 70s, and Nico wants to have the watch serviced as a surprise for his father. It’s been worn daily since it was bought, and you can tell 😉
The turtle on the case back. If you want to read up on the history of the watch, here is a good article.
The movement sits “floating” in a rubber ring. As the watch is over 40 years old, there isn’t much floating going on any more, as the rubber has hardened.
Very tidy bottom plate with date ring.
With the auto winder bridge removed, you can see the auto winder reverser wheels and gears – and some dirt.
All the components cleaned and ready.
The base movement back together and ticking – let’s see what the timegrapher has to say.
Yes, that looks nice!
The luminous compound on the hands is cracked, and some has fallen off. I re-apply some vintage brown coloured luminous compound, as that will go well with the dial.
With a new crystal and new luminous compound, the watch is looking great again. Sorry for the little specs of dirt on top of the crystal that I didn’t wipe off before the photo. Must have put my finger there 😉