Jerod from Oklahoma sent in this Seamaster, and I quite like the patina and discolouration of the dial.
Some of the luminous compound of the hands has come off, and the movement rattles in the case…
Jerod included a little sketch of the movement in his notes, and I quite like it!
The movement definitely needs a service.
The case clamps are loose, so no wonder the movement was rattling around in the case.
The hands will need some new luminous compound.
The dial back – I can definitely make out a fingerprint.
Looks like some heat damage to me…
The movement is in good condition.
Time to take it apart.
The wheel train.
The old mainspring.
The bottom plate.
All cleaned and ready for reassembly.
The new mainspring goes into the barrel.
Then I put in the balance jewels.
Now the gear train goes in.
Then the pallet fork, and I’m ready for the balance.
That looks a lot better than before.
The bottom plate is ready for the dial and hands.
The hands get new luminous compound.
And the case gets a new crystal.
Dial and hands are back on, and the movement is ready for the case.
Cased.And back in business!