Another quite unusual watch today. Yagnesh from Singapore sent this one in, and I wanted to share it with you. It’s called “Elegance” for a reason! A very flat watch, and a manual wind, so I sort of have a hunch that a Peseux 7001 may be inside… We all know this movement from the pre-2005 Nomos watches.
The crystal is badly cracked, and will need to be replaced.
And yes, it’s a Peseux 7001, marked as a Rado movement.
The movement could do with a service.
The bottom plate. The movement is in very good condition, even though the case is quite dirty and damaged.
Ready for the cleaning machine.
Now for the not so easy task of getting the old crystal out. I heat the case to 120 degrees for 20 minutes to soften up the old crystal, and can then remove the bezel ring.
As I can’t find an original crystal for love nor money, I use a standard high-dome crystal, and turn 15/100mm off from the outside on the lathe.
Result – the bezel ring can be pressed on snugly, and the crystal sits tightly in the case.
Now I can put the movement back together. Not a scratch on the plates, and in very good condition!
This looks very good indeed, and is exactly what you expect from a Peseux 7001 – a very good movement.
And we’re back in business with a very elegant Rado indeed!