Another Alpina in need of a service, this time it is a calibre 598. The 598 is a modified version of 592 that features a central second hand.
At first look the movement looks very good.
The black dial has turned brown with age. It actually looks very nice.
Instead of fitting a regular crystal, someone went through the trouble to glue a tension ring crystal in place.
I have removed the hands and dial.
The balance removed. I like how they use a proper cock to hold the central second pinion in place.
No wonder this watch was not running, the central second pinion was completely covered with gunk.
The main place has excessive oil all over it.
All the jewel holes are filled with solidified oil and needs to be cleaned out using pegwood.
The old mainspring.
I decide to replace the crumbling luminous compound.
All the parts have been cleaned and are ready to be put back together.
I see that the movement moves freely, after putting the cap jewels back in place.
New mainspring in the barrel.
The gear train looking nice and clean.
Setting/winding mechanism almost back together.
Movement back together and ticking again!
Watch is preforming well.
Movement is ready for dial and hands.
Dial and hands back in palace. The patina reminds me of the milky way:)
Movement back in the case.
It is hard to capture the texture of the dial, but it looks very cool!
Photos do not do this watch justice!;)