Mike from France sent me two Constellations for a service, and today, I’m doing his calibre 564. It’s got a gold plated case, and works, but you can’t hand-wind it.
A first look at the lovely calibre 564.
The auto-winder assembly. The culprit is the solid big wheel in the middle, the reverse wheel. At £80.08, not cheap, but it’s a complex wheel, as it consists of 7 individual components.
Tidy bottom plate.
As usual, I start by removing the balance jewels for cleaning.
Everything taken apart.
The parts are cleaned and dried, and are ready for reassembly.
The new mainspring.
The balance jewels are put back in and the caps oiled.
The basic movement is back together, and ticking.
Not bad for not even half wound!
The new reverse wheel goes into the auto winder assembly.
The date ring back in place.
Dial and hands go on.And we’re back in business. I love Constellations, and my stainless steel 564 is my favourite watch…