A Christmas surprise for Tim’s partner – a lovely Omega Dynamic. The idea behind the Dynamic was that the customer could easily swap the watch strap according to taste. A small downside to this is that the watch straps are well in the order of £100, so you wouldn’t have too many of those around 😉
This one definitely needs a new strap, a new crystal and a service.
The ring on the back of the movement holds the strap. The case itself doesn’t have a back that opens, and the movement comes out through the front.
The watch still has its original tool to take the strap off, even though I didn’t use it for fear of breaking it – the ring was on that tightly…
To get into the watch, I remove the crystal.
Quite a small movement, the 630. It’s a manual wind.
A lovely and tidy little movement.
Everything is in good shape – no water ever entered this watch.
All ready for the cleaning machine.
The new mainspring has arrived.
Top plate back together and ticking.
Bottom plate ready for the dial.
Back into its case, ready for the new crystal. I test the watch on the bench for a day first, as the pressing on of the new crystal should be done last. You don’t know if you will ever get it off without breaking it.
New crystal, new strap, looks great!