Service: Record Geneve rattrapante, moon-face,date/Venus calibre 190

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A client sent in this rare beast after we agreed I would not be held accountable if anything was to go wrong;) The watch is running but the second second recorder does not reset to zero position. 

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Watch is preforming okay, but we decide to go for a full service.

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Nice looking construction or an invitation to trouble?

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The second second recorder is placed in the centre of the first second recorder and is held in place by a brake when not engaged.

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I start by removing the hands.

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I find it easier to remove some of the components before taking the movement out of the case.

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Here you can see the Column wheel that engages and disengages the second recorder wheel.

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The second second recorder is engaged with a lever that is linked to a pusher in the centre of the crown.

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One part at a time I get closer to the base movement.

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I now take the movement out of the case and start on the dial side.

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Here I lift the moon-face disk out of position.

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There is a date wheel gear underneath the moon-face disk.

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After removing the moon-face and date mechanism I start taking apart the hour recorder mechanism.

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After removing the hour recorder I start on the setting/winding mechanism.

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The intermediate second recorder wheel is so tight on the third wheel pinion I can’t get it off. So I will clean them together.

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Old mainspring

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Everything gets cleaned and is ready to be put back together.

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Barrel gets new mainspring.

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I see that the balance moves freely after being put back together.

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I put the running gear back together.

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Hour recorder, winding/setting mechanism back in the movement.

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I start putting in the date and moon-face mechanism.

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I place the movement in the case for easier assembly and testing of the numerous functions.

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Dial side done.

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I adjust the beat error.

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Base movement is running. (I fit the bezel and the old crystal when working on the watch like this)

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Watch preforming well.

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Chronograph layer coming together.

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Movement back together and running.

 

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Lovely beast!

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6 Responses to Service: Record Geneve rattrapante, moon-face,date/Venus calibre 190

  1. matabog says:

    😮
    Gorgeous!
    Do you have any photos of the rattrapante part underside? To see the round jewel on the cam? 😀

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  2. That’s a real beauty there! And quite rare. 🙂
    Btw, is the case made of gold?

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  3. Barry says:

    Nice one.
    Very pretty watch .
    Can u get anymore complications in a watch ?
    Haven’t u come on a long way since your Ist Chronograph.

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