A client sent in his Doxa for a little TLC. It’s not keeping very good time and the quick set is not working.
This watch has a serious case back gasket!
I remove the osculating weight.
Performance before service.
I remove the autowinder bridge.
The stem is not looking very healthy! So I order a new one.
Dial has some patina.
No wonder the quick set is not working, it’s missing the quick set wheel.
Movement comes apart without any complications.
All the parts cleaned and ready to be put back together.
Mainspring goes into the barrel.
Balance wheel moves freely after fitting the shock jewels.
Gear train back in the movement.
Here you can see the ratchet is actually underneath the crown wheel and not the ratchet wheel.
Base movement back together and ticking.
That’s a bit better than before!
I put the autowinder mechanism back in place.
Dial and hands back on the movement. It now also has a new quick set wheel and winding stem.
The client supplied a new crystal, here I have taken the old one out. I will reuse the old gasket.
New crystal fits like a glove.
The markers on the bezel ring can do with a touch up.
I fill in the markers on the bezel and apply some aged compound in the lower dot.
Movement goes back into the case.
That’s a cool looking divers watch!
The crown, crystal and case back gaskets are all original, but still passes the dry water resistance test!
I love your blog, this was a great post!
I’m glad you enjoy it:)
Hi Mitka, great post – what is your technique for painting the bezel markers?
I fill in the markers with a oiler and then wipe off the excess using Pegwood.
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