The watch movement was supposedly newly serviced, but there are some issues that will needs to be resolved.
Movement looks to be in decent condition.Performance is not to bad but could be better.The auto winder mechanism is not working and I notice the reverser wheel is cracked.Base movement with auto winder mechanism removed. You can see some pitting on the case.Movement out of the case, hands and dial removed.The date wheel has a massive spring that builds up tension over 24 hours, enabling a super snappy date change. This is not snappy at all and it turns out to be the tube inside the date wheel, which was pressed down too far. I was able to press it back into the correct position so that it is working like it should.The base movement is coming apart nicely.The train bridge removed showing the gear train.Simple and effective hacking lever.As for the resent service the mainspring was not changed or cleaned as there is plenty of old dirt when I open the barrel.Old balance pivot is a little worn.I change the balance staff. Here I am riveting the new staff in place.Here I’m pressing the hairspring back on the balance staff.I test that the balance swings freely. The balance did not swing as the balance cock was bent downwards to compensate for wear on the old balance staff at one point. So I carefully bend it back to position until the balance moves freely.New mainspring in the barrel.Base movement coming together.
Base movement back in the case and ticking strongly.Dial side coming together. I apply new luminous compound to the hands and dial as the old compound is crumbling.Now that’s what a 1570 should look like.I put the auto winder mechanism back together with a NOS reverser wheel and it still does not wind.The culprit was not the reverser wheel but the auto driving wheel. It is come loose in the riveting.With a new auto driving wheel the auto winder is working as it should again.I’m not that crazy about the ondulated bezel ring and replace it with a plain one that suits my simple taste;)The watch fits perfectly on my wrist, as it is not too chunky! The watch keeps time, is water tight and I have now been wearing it every day since I got it! Thanks to Christian and watchguy I now have the best job and watch in the world!:)