Axel sent in this Omega. The dial has been “cleaned”, and there isn’t much left of it. The movement could also do with a service.
Yes, there is enough dirt in here, so a good clean won’t go amiss.
The dial has been restored before.
The gear train, with the usual specks of dirt.
The keyless works are looking good.
And off to the cleaning machine.
The new mainspring goes into the barrel.
The now clean movement beats nicely. I haven’t put the second hand arbor in, as I do that after a first run on the timegrapher.
When starting off, I have a beat error that’s too large.
So out comes the balance, and I slightly turn the collet to adjust the beat error.
That looks better, and I will leave it at that.
Now I press on the wheel that sits on the third wheel arbor and drives the second hand arbor.
The movement is complete and ready to be put back into the case.
David Bill & Sons have restored the dial and re-lumed the hands, and all looks very nice.
Last but not least, I put in a new crystal.And the watch is looking great again!