Vincent from the US sent me this Omega for a service. It took a couple of months to get here, getting rejected once from the UK as I never got the notification card to pay VAT on the watch. Second time around, and £29 later (for VAT and processing fee), it’s finally here. So if you send me a watch from the US, please declare no value as I will have to pay VAT otherwise (which I will have to slap on your bill).
The watch doesn’t work at all, so let’s see what is going on here…
Under a dust cover, the Omega 1120, which is actually an ETA movement 😉
I remove the auto winder assembly before taking the movement out of its case.
The gear train.
All parts ready for the cleaning machine.
A new mainspring goes into the barrel.
Bottom plate reassembled.
Starting to put the top plate together.
When putting the balance in, I notice a very small amplitude and have a closer look. The hairspring is touching the balance, and that’s not good news. I readjust the position of the hairspring, and put it back in.
And the movement is ticking happily.
Dial and hands go back on.
… and back into its case. Lovely watch!
With a great performance. Never diss an ETA movement 😉