The case is a bit battered, and there is some dirt, but let’s see what we can do…
A lovely movement, with a separate cock for the escape wheel. No shock protection, so this is an earlier version.
The case back is perlage decorated.
A 15 jewel movement with sub-second.
In order to be able to clean the jewels, I take the balance cock apart.
Escape wheel cock and wheel bridge removed.
The barrel bridge.
Taking the bottom plate apart.
After going through the cleaning machine, I store the parts in a dust proof container awaiting the new mainspring.
Which arrived today – so I start off by putting the new mainspring into the barrel.
I start with the barrel bridge, and then put the wheels in.
I oil the cap jewel and put the balance cock back together.
Top plate complete, and the balance is moving already. Everything nice and clean.
Now for the bottom plate. Note the minute markers at 8 o’clock – this is so you can put a minute hand on and check the movement without having to put the dial on.
The hour hand is to loose, and I tighten it a bit with the staking set.
The dial has typical damage from people removing hands without the appropriate tools … but for the age of the watch, the dial is quite good.
A lovely dress watch worn with a nice black leather strap.