Swiss Waltham Incabloc watch is running but needs a service.
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.
Dial has some cracks, I will soak it to remove the dirt.
Case has some tarnish, I will remove polish that out.
Applied compound to remove scratches on the crystal.
The crystal now has all the scratches removed and the dial has been cleaned.
The tarnish now has been removed from the case.
Now is time to start servicing this watch.
This Elgin Grade 303 needed a new hairspring. Found the hairspring, installed it, then tested the watch with the timegrapher machine.
This watch is in need of a servicing
Beautiful movement now it’s time to strip it down for cleaning
Movement reassembled and back on the timegrapher for testing
Need to adjust the beat error but so far looking good
This ARSA Swiss womens watch was in need of a cleaning.
Beautiful movement and clean looking
Some rust on the setting screw. Will have to remove that.
Wheel bridge removed and balance removed.
Fully disassembled and ready for cleaning
Once the balance was installed the watch started immediately
Watch is put back in the case and running smoothly
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.
Waltham incabloc removed from case and ready for service. Dial not in the best shape
Movement with missing balance as I removed it while waiting for donor movement
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.
Self Winding Mechanism
Everything disassembled and ready for cleaning
Plates removed from the cleaning machine
Mainspring cleaned and oiled
Self Winding Mechanism installed
Watch cased with new stem and crown and running smoothly