This is the second mechanical watch I ever acquired and has been with me since I was 18 years old. A student from the Danish watchmaker school serviced the watch about a year ago, but having this watch so long I want to service it myself.
This is not to bad. But I’m hoping to improve the result.Very nice movement I begin with the hands as they are in need of new luminous compound.I scrape of the old luminous compound from the back.I have mixed this luminous compound to match the colour of the original.As expexted the movement has almost no dirt.Coming apart nicely.Dirty mainspring,Clean and oiled mainspring. After the old mainspring whent through the cleaning machine, I grease it by sliding the spring through a piece of watch paper that has mainspring grease on it.Reassembly goes fine, but I did not place the cap jewels in the balance to begin with so when the pallet fork is in place, I end up having to take it out again when I troubleshoot why the balance is hardly moving. I find my weakness and I have placed the cap jewel with the flat side against the jewel hole and that has caused the balance to jam and not work. Rocky mistake;) When this is corrected it works as it should! (I forgot taking pictures and this is after when the movement went back in to the case)Not to bad. Next time this watch gets serviced I will replace the old mainspring and probably get a better amplitude, but for now it works.Everything is back in place and ready for the dial and hands.No doubt about it, this is my favorite watch and most likely to find on my wrist!