We’ve had the calibre 321 moonwatch, and now it’s time for Ketil’s calibre 861!
It’s in need of a service, and he also sent along 2 new pushers to be put into the case, and I’m happy to oblige. I love customers who already send me the right spare parts – saves me the work of hunting them down 😉
And yes, it is time for a service. The amplitude is too low, and the movement is too fast, and there is a bit of a beat error.
Have I ever mentioned I don’t like case polishing? 😉 This could be wear, but I suspect that at some point, the case back was polished. Also, note the quite deep marks where people slipped with a case opener.
Now I clean the case before mounting the new pushers.
I start off by putting the base movement together, as I first have to check that the movement itself performs as it should. No use putting the chronograph together only to find out that you have to get back to the movement….
Now I put the bottom plate back together.
WIth the movement beating as it should, I start on the chronograph layer.
The Speedmaster in all its glory.