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Monthly Archives: June 2014

Waltham Incabloc

Swiss Waltham Incabloc watch is running but needs a service.

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Womens Bulova 23 Jewel 5BD Movement

 

 

This Women’s Bulova 23 Jewel 5BD Movement needed a servicing and also a new balance. Sorry about some pictures being blurry.

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Elgin 16s Grade 162 Pocket Watch

This watch is currently being serviced. The crystal is badly scratched, the case has some tarnish, dial needs to be clean, and it needs a servicing.

This picture is not blurry, it is the scratches that are on the crystal of this watch.

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Dial has some cracks, I will soak it to remove the dirt.

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Case has some tarnish, I will remove polish that out.

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Applied compound to remove scratches on the crystal.

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The crystal now has all the scratches removed and the dial has been cleaned.

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The tarnish now has been removed from the case.

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Now is time to start servicing this watch.

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Elgin 12s 7j Grade 303 Pocket Watch

This Elgin Grade 303 needed a new hairspring. Found the hairspring, installed it, then tested the watch with the timegrapher machine.

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  This watch is in need of a servicing

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Beautiful movement now it’s time to strip it down for cleaning

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Movement reassembled and back on the timegrapher for testing

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Need to adjust the beat error but so far looking good

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ARSA Womens Watch Unitas 520 Movement

This ARSA Swiss womens watch was in need of a cleaning.

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Beautiful movement and clean looking

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Some rust on the setting screw. Will have to remove that.

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Wheel bridge removed and balance removed.

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Fully disassembled and ready for cleaning

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Once the balance was installed the watch started immediately

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Watch is put back in the case and running smoothly

 

Waltham Swiss AS 1580

This Waltham wrist watch with a Swiss AS 1580 movement was not running due to the fact that the hairspring was tangled and that is also needed a servicing. The movement also needed a new stem and crown.

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Waltham incabloc removed from case and ready for service. Dial not in the best shape

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Movement with missing balance as I removed it while waiting for donor movement

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Donor movement arrived, it’s an Austin watch with an AS 1580 movement.

Next set of pictures is the process of me taking apart the movement so that I can clean it.

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Self Winding Mechanism

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Everything disassembled and ready for cleaning

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Plates removed from the cleaning machine

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Mainspring cleaned and oiled

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Watch assembled

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Self Winding Mechanism installed

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Watch cased with new stem and crown and running smoothly