The same client that sent the Rolex in has now sent in his IWC. Like the Rolex, this watch also stopped abruptly after a game of golf.
Well it’s very obvious what made this watch stop! as the watch has not been serviced in a long time we also decide a full service is in order.
Important not to forget the pusher extender piece.
Dial removed you can see the day date mechanism.
The date ring sits on a separate plate that comes off the movement.
With the plate removed you get to the hour recorder, day/date wheels and the setting/winding mechanism.
Time to start taking apart the upper chronograph layer.
The reverser wheel is held in place by the same bridge that holds the second and minute recorder in place.
You can see there is quite a bit of dirt.
Almost down to the base movement.
Here you can see the setting/winding mechanism.
Here you can see the gear train layout and the hacking lever.
Movement cleaned and ready to be put back together.
I see the balance moves freely after fitting the cap jewels.
Gear train coming back into the movement.
Base movement back together and ticking.
Chronograph layer coming back in place.
Day and date back in place and working as it should.
Dial and hands on the movement and I test that everything works like it should.
Movement goes back into the movement.
Another watch that from now on will stay away from the golf fields;)
This guy must have a serious golf swing…don’t know if it’s a good or bad one…but must be interesting to watch! 😝
Great and fantastic work as always! Mitka, I have a question. How long does a complicated movement like this take yo to disassemble, clean, and reassemble?
You never know how long it will take.
Sometimes it’s a straight forward job and it will take about 4-5 hours. Other times there are unexpected issues that add several hours of work…
Are you serious? what impact force does it take to displace that spring? I think that is the most powerful spring in the 7750 (besides the mainspring)!
Great work, btw!
If he even needs his watch repaired we know where he can send it;)
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