Service/Repair Breitling calibre Venus 188

Breitling project

Anders sent me this Breitling, the dial has a beautifully patinated black dial, but it’s missing both pushers and the mainspring is broken. 

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Movement looks very good.

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Taking the movement out of the case I notice the broken off bit from the chronograph start stop lever.

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Anders wants nothing done to the dial or hands and the compound seems stable, so I leave it like it is.

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Setting/winding mechanism.

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Movement is in very good condition with the exception of some broken parts.

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Chronograph layer comes apart without any problems,

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I’m now down to the base movement.

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Here you can see the gear train layout with the train bridge removed.

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As expected a broken main spring.

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After cleaning the movement I put the balance jewels back in place and see that the balance moves like it should.

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New mainspring.

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The centre wheel pinion has a broken leaf from when the mainspring broke and needs to be replaced.

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I start putting the movement back together.

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Base movement almost back together.

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I now have a beating base movement.

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Thats pretty good considering this was a dead watch!:)

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I manage to remove the old pusher tubes without damaging the thread in the case.

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Movement back together and in the case.

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Case has got some new pushers and looks great.

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3 Responses to Service/Repair Breitling calibre Venus 188

  1. Anders says:

    And extremely happy with the end result!
    Great job!:-)

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  2. timothy says:

    hi mitka, just wondering were you purchased the pushers for the breitling?

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