I’m starting to blog about some of my jobs for customers as I can’t be working on my own watches all the time;) Andrew sent in this vintage Rolex, it stops intermittently and someone had a go at changing the bezel ring insert.
Someone tried to punch the replacement bezel ring insert in place:S
I remove the bezel ring.
Amplitude is good, but there are fibres in the movement.
Movement is not too dirty but full of fibres.
I start by removing the autowinder mechanism while the movement is still in the case.
I then take the autowinder mechanism apart.
Setting/winding mechanism being taken apart.
Movement coming apart.
Gear train visible after removing the train bridge.
Parts have been cleaned. Here I have fitted the balance jewels back in place and see that the balance swings freely.
Here the movement is already back together ready for dial and hands.
I like the design of the Submariner dial.
Base movement back in the case ticking like it should.
I’m happy with the performance (I’m embarrassed I had not cleaned away the dust from the screen)
Autowinder mechanism is put back together.
Complete movement back in the case.
I have replaced the bezel ring insert and it just looks much nicer!