The lovely Rolex came all the way from New York City, and Steve sent it over. The crown thread is so damaged that the crown doesn’t screw down any more, and the watch needs a service, a case and bracelet polish, and a new crystal. Onwards and upwards …
The amplitude is a bit feeble, and the watch is too fast.
The beautiful calibre 1210.
As usual, there is quite a bit of dirt under the bezel.
The hands and dial are still in good condition.
Nicely decorated bottom plate, with the cap jewels for the balance and escape wheel visible.
In this photo, I have already removed the cap jewels.
Lots of old grease in the mainspring barrel.
And off into the cleaning machine.
The cap jewels, escape wheel and pallet fork are epilame treated.
All the parts ready for reassembly.
I start off with the cap jewels.
Then, I put the gear train in.
The new original Rolex mainspring.
And the movement is ticking again.
That’s looking very good indeed.
The bottom plate complete.
And the second hand arbor and driving wheel are mounted.Now I can put the dial and hands on.
Charles has polished the case, bezel and bracelet, and has put a new crystal in.
The new crown arrives. Rolex original, and a proud £175!
I case the movement.
The case back gets a new gasket, too.
And the watch is back to its old glory.
Very nice indeed.The bracelet looks as good as new, too.