I know you’ve all had your share of Rolex calibre 3135 movements lately, but I still wanted you to see this one. Ian from Sweden sent it in (together with the bumper we’ve seen), and this is the sort of Rolex I would happily wear. Three reasons: Plain bezel, great colour dial, great movement. A bling-free Rolex in good taste!
You have to admit that the dark blue dial looks great!
And off we go … As I’ve shown plenty of 3135’s in all gory detail lately, I will shorten the sequence on this one a bit, also because I got the white balance setting on the camera wrong and the photos aren’t that great.
Everything taken apart and ready for the cleaning machine.Epilame treatment for the usual suspects. On this movement, the fourth wheel and the reverser wheels are epilame treated on top of the pallet fork, escape wheel, and cap jewels. The escape wheel has capped jewels, too, so there are 4 in the photo.
The adjustment nuts on the balance need to put screwed outwards a bit. I notice that the two opposing screws aren’t out by the same amount, so I screw them down all the way, and then unscrew them step by step so that they are in sync. Otherwise, the balance will be out of poise.