The dial shows some water damage, dirt and the second hand is missing. I did not see the state of the movement when buying this watch online and if there has been water in the case it can spell disaster.
I’m lucky as the movement looks to be in excellent shape.Performance is better then expected but definitely in need of a service.I start by removing the cap jewels. I need to take extra care not to loose these cap jewels, as they are transparent, colourless and almost invisible.I remove the balance.Before removing the wheel bridge I remove the ratchet wheel and crown wheelHere you can see the gear wheelsThe sweep second wheel won’t come out.And this is why. The pivot where the second hand attaches on is bent. I try to straighten it but it snapped off. However all is not lost as there is plenty of pivot left to attach new second hand.The mainspring is in a sealed unit so I won’t run it through cleaning fluid. I clean the barrel with rodiko and oil the barrel arbor.The last of the disassembly is usually the setting leaver and spring.Organised chaos;)I start by oiling and fitting the cap jewels so that I can check that the balance is moving freely. On this movement I need to assemble centre wheel pinion and minute wheel so that I can screw down the bridge that holds everything in place. I’m doing this since the bridge also has the lower pivot jewel for the third wheel.Here you can see the barrel, centre wheel and third wheel back in place under the barrel bridge.Centre second hand and escape wheel and wheel bridge back in place. Escape wheel and forth wheel under the wheel bridge. I now have a beating movement. Timegrapher results are without doubt excellent.I now assemble the winding mechanismEverything back together working and waiting for dial and hands.I only lightly brush the dirt away as the lettering is very sensitive to cleaning.Movement back in its the case and looking great.With a new second hand this watch once again looks really classy.
The watch was not being worn much as the dial did not look that great. I sent the dial to our guy in Spain and the long waiting time is worth it. They could not do the sunburst pattern due to fixed markers, but we agreed to only wash away the old varnish and lettering print and keep the original finish. I think the result is stunning as I have the original dial finish with fresh printing and varnish that is very close to how it was new! And now the watch is being worn much more!