Bert sent in this Ebel Triple Date for a service and case replating. The bezel ring that holds the crystal isn’t gold plated at all, and probably comes from another watch.
Stanley was a lucky boy 😉
The amplitude isn’t bad, but the movement is dirty.
A nice and clear layout of the movement itself.
Great dial and hands.
A first look at the trip date mechanism. As usual, the month wheel has to be manually forwarded by a button on the top left of the case.
I start taking the movement apart.
The barrel, centre wheel and third wheel.
The old mainspring.
Now I can take the triple date and moon phase mechanism apart.
No lack of wire springs and levers.
I can now remove the plate for the triple date mechanism, and I’m down to the bottom plate.
All clean and ready for reassembly.
I start off with an new mainspring.
The gear train goes in.
And the winding / setting gears.
The base movement is beating again.
And very nicely, too!
Now I can put the triple date mechanism back in.
Ready for the dial.
As the last step, I put the central second pinion in.
The dial and hands go back on.
And I case the movement in the freshly replated case.
Looks pretty nifty!
Side view – now the bezel has the right colour.Looks as good as new.