Richard sent in this Rado, as it doesn’t work properly. It only runs for a couple of minutes and then stops.
A great little cocktail watch from the 20s or 30s!
The movement is packed away safely in a second sub-case, through which the winding stem can be released and the regulator can be reached.
The movement is an FHF 59-21, with Inca shock protection. Looks like I have to revise the time the watch was made – more likely to date from the 60s or 70s 😉
The balance is tiny – for comparison, my index finger next to it.
The gear train.
And here is the culprit – the end of the mainspring that locks into the barrel is bent over.
Ready for reassembly.
The new mainspring has arrived.
I put the balance jewels and the escape wheel cap jewel back in.
The base movement is back together and beating.
With the movement just put together, and the mainspring not fully wound, I’m happy with the timegrapher image.
The bottom plate back together and ready for the dial.