Even though it’s an ETA movement, Titoni put some engraving on the rotor to customize the movement.
Considering the age of the watch, the dial is in good shape.
The rotor has a lot of side shake, and you can see where it scraped across the auto winder bridge. I will have to fit a new ball race for the rotor.
The movement with the auto-winder assembly removed.
Some dirt is visible, and, very oddly, one of the screws of the pallet bridge is missing. As I can get hold of the original ETA screws, no problem, but an odd thing to see, as the screw is nowhere to be seen. That means someone put the movement together in the past just using one screw because he lost the other.
Strange looking day disc – is this Thai?
Nice and solid date/day changer and quick-set.
Reassembly starts with a new mainspring.
As usual, I put the top plate back together first.
The balance goes back in, and I have a nice amplitude straight away.
Now the bottom plate comes together.
I press out the old ball race from the rotor.
The rotor with the new ball race, old one on the side.
Dial and hands go back on.
The watch is back together, and it’s great to see the second hand sweep across the dial with an 8 ticks per second smooth movement.