I bought this watch of the web. Besides the awesome name this doesn’t look to promising considering the condition of the dial and missing second hand… Looks like this watch has been aquarium decoration before I bought it.
What a pleasant surprise! ETA cal: 1100 with a swan neck regulator.
The balance is swinging and a quick look at the timegrapher tells us what we already know.
Plenty of jewels in this movement.
Very nice construction of the winding click spring that is easy to get in place.
There are some scars on and around the screws, but nothing to bad.
The mainspring looks pretty good and I will reuse that after a clean and lubrication.
What you’d expect from an ETA movement.
I didn’t notice I was missing the yoke but after looking around systematically I found it the cleaning basket.
There is a hairline crack in the setting leaver. Since I’m going on a budget and it is not a watch I’m going to sell I’m not replacing it for now.
Back in the case and looking great. I just love that swan neck regulator!
The dial cleaned up very well and looks great with a new crystal! The watch was missing a second hand and the only replacement I can find now in chrome is a little short, but will work for now.
Update on the Tarzan.
As the setting lever spring eventually broke I decided this watch was worth a little extra effort as it is a real Sea Commander! I have now got a new sweep second wheel, setting lever spring, mainspring and the correct size second hand. I have also applied new white luminous compound to the hands.A new mainspring made a big difference! No doubt this is one will remain in my personal collection!;)