This lovely EternaMatic made it all the way across the Atlantic from New Hampshire. Victor sent it in, and it’s in bad need of a service.
The watch has an ETA12824 movement, a reliable performer.
This does not look so good. Hardly any amplitude, and the movement is way too slow. The nice thing is that a new mainspring and a service will sort all this out.
The watch has a snap-on back, and this lovely tool easily takes it off.
First view of the movement. It doesn’t look too dirty.
A great looking dial and hands, and in very good condition.
The movement is in good condition – no rust, no scratches.
The auto winder gears.
I start taking apart the base movement.
The mainspring is a bit dirty, and breaks when I take it out.
Ready for the cleaning machine.
The parts cleaned, and relevant parts epilame treated.
The new mainspring.
And I can start putting the movement back together.
Base movement assembled and beating.
Now it’s time for the bottom plate.
Ready to put the dial on.
Yes, it’s the 24th 😉
I case the movement, and then put the oscillating weight on.
And this is the magic of a service, and the great performance of the 2824. It doesn’t get any better than this.Cased and gorgeous.