This Nivada came all the way from Oregon for a service and case replating.
What on first sight looks like dial damage, is actually just a crack in the crystal that goes all the way around.
The side view shows the cracked crystal quite well.
The pushers for the date set are quite dirty.
The dial is in very good condition for the age of the watch!
The AS 1302 is a “bumper” automatic movement.
The bottom plate with the day of week and month wheel.
The auto winder with two ratchets that work in opposite direction. The hammer has springs to absorb the shock when it hits the movement.
The base movement with the balance and pallet fork removed.
The gear train.
The old mainspring, which I will replace.
The triple date mechanism is a simple but effective construction. As usual, the month wheel is advanced by hand, as this doesn’t happen automatically.
The day wheel in the middle.
All the parts have come out of the cleaning machine.
I put the balance jewels back in.
The new mainspring goes into the barrel.
Now the gear train goes on the plate.
Just the balance to go, and the movement will be beating.
I put the balance in, and the movement starts up.
Not too bad considering the age of the watch!
Now the keyless works go in.
When I want to fit the setting lever spring, I notice that it has broken. I check the photos from taking the watch apart, and see that it had already been damaged and had no more tension.
The new setting lever spring is in place.
The date mechanism sits on a plate of its own.
Everything ready for the dial.
I put the auto winder back together.
The movement is complete.
The dial and hands are back on.
The case looks great after having been replated.
Great looking watch!The case looks like new, and I’m very happy with the result.