This is Nik’s Porsche watch, and you can tell when it’s open that a car manufacturer was involved in making this – which I quite like. Porsche design just doesn’t rubberstamp a watch and sells it, but they create something that reflects their design ethos. Good on them.
Inside lurks the ETA 2892A2, and that’s a pretty good choice, as it’s the best ETA has to offer, and Omega uses this movement as well.
The watch doesn’t tick at all, but it’s been a while since it had a service.
The case back has a sapphire crystal, so you can see the rotor. And if you look at it, it does resemble an alloy wheel.
Now look at the case. I wouldn’t hesitate to identify that as a component of a turbo charger. I think this is a really cool design.
I won’t put up too many detailed photos of the ETA, as you all have seen enough on this blog already. This movement is a great performer.
The bottom plate with a nice, snappy date change, and the Porsche designed date ring.
Having cleaned everything, and epilame treated the pallet fork, escape wheel and cap jewels, I’m ready for reassembly with a new mainspring.
I start off by putting together the base movement, and then checking if everything is fine, before putting the rest together.
And that’s what I mean when I talk about the great performance of this movement. Positional variation is very low, too, and you will always get better than COSC from a serviced watch with this movement.
Everything is back together.
The case gets a complete clean as well. See what I mean about the car parts look?
Back together in all its glory.
Last but not least, I waterproof test, and all is well.