Anders sent me this Breitling, the dial has a beautifully patinated black dial, but it’s missing both pushers and the mainspring is broken.
Movement looks very good.
Taking the movement out of the case I notice the broken off bit from the chronograph start stop lever.
Anders wants nothing done to the dial or hands and the compound seems stable, so I leave it like it is.
Movement is in very good condition with the exception of some broken parts.
Chronograph layer comes apart without any problems,
I’m now down to the base movement.
Here you can see the gear train layout with the train bridge removed.
As expected a broken main spring.
After cleaning the movement I put the balance jewels back in place and see that the balance moves like it should.
The centre wheel pinion has a broken leaf from when the mainspring broke and needs to be replaced.
I start putting the movement back together.
Base movement almost back together.
I now have a beating base movement.
Thats pretty good considering this was a dead watch!:)
I manage to remove the old pusher tubes without damaging the thread in the case.
Movement back together and in the case.
Case has got some new pushers and looks great.