Matthew sent this lovely Tudor in for a service. The luminous compound on the hands is a bit brittle and has come off in places, but the case and dial are in very good condition.
The 9 carat gold case was made by Dennison in the UK.
You can see where the luminous compound has come off the minute hand.
Having removed the old compound, I apply new white compound.
The movement is an AS1187. Tudor uses standard Swiss movements, rather than Rolex movements, to make a clear distinction between the two brands.
The escape wheel has a bottom cap jewel (the top isn’t capped).
The balance isn’t shock proof, but has fixed jewels.
And we’re ready for the cleaning machine. Even though the mainspring is in there, I found a new one that is close enough to the original – a 1.6 x 0.105 x 300 x 8.5.
And here it is going into the barrel.
The base movement is back together, and the balance is swinging very nicely.
Not bad considering the age of the movement!
With a new black strap, the watch is looking great again. I love that dial…