The last watch in the batch of three that Anders sent in, and no less beautiful than the other two!
The dial has some patina, but this watch has seen quite a few decades of service, and it looks a lot better than a pristine restored dial on a watch like this. That’s of course my personal opinion…
The calibre 351 movement is in need of a bit of TLC.
A closer look at the dial. Again, a nice patina rather than damage.
The bottom plate – looks like the dial washer is missing.
Got to love those bumper movements!
The gear train.
It’s been a while since the last service. The grease has solidified, and this is a very old mainspring.
The parts of the keyless works.
Bottom plate cleared.
All the parts go into the cleaning machine. You can see how little tension the old mainspring has.
The (now) usual epilame treatment.
My last new mainspring that I have in stock, but don’t fear, I just ordered a new batch of 12 from Chris in Australia.
I start reassembly with the balance jewels.
The base movement is back together and ticking.
A very healthy amplitude. As the bear error is collet adjusted, 1.1ms is good enough, as it’s hard to get that any better.
The bottom plate is back together, and I’ve put a new dial washer on.
Movement cased without the winder weight.And back together.