Cartier Tank. Calibre ETA 2512.1

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A client has sent in her classic Cartier Tank watch. It was bought supposedly newly serviced on e-bay 6 moths ago. It has stopped running and I will investigate the problem.

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There is quite a bit of fibres and dirt on the dial.

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There is some rust damage.

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Removing the hands and dial I can immediately see what has caused this watch to stop. The third wheel pivot has rusted and seized the movement.

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The old mainspring.

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All the parts have been cleaned and are ready to go back together.

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I fit the cap jewels and see that the balance moves freely.

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New mainspring goes in the barrel.

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I get a new third wheel from a donor movement.

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Movement almost back together.

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Winding/setting mechanism goes back in place. The plate has cleaned up pretty well.

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Movement back together and running.

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Watch preforming well.

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Dials and hands go back onto the movement.

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Now thats looks much nicer;)

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