Service: Doxa Sea scrambler/Calibre ETA 2783

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A client sent in his Doxa for a little TLC. It’s not keeping very good time and the quick set is not working.

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This watch has a serious case back gasket!

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I remove the osculating weight.

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Performance before service.

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I remove the autowinder bridge.

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The stem is not looking very healthy! So I order a new one.

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Dial has some patina.

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No wonder the quick set is not working, it’s missing the quick set wheel.

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Movement comes apart without any complications.

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All the parts cleaned and ready to be put back together.

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Mainspring goes into the barrel.

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Balance wheel moves freely after fitting the shock jewels.

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Gear train back in the movement.

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Here you can see the ratchet is actually underneath the crown wheel and not the ratchet wheel.

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Base movement back together and ticking.

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That’s a bit better than before!

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I put the autowinder mechanism back in place.

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Dial and hands back on the movement. It now also has a new quick set wheel and winding stem.

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The client supplied a new crystal, here I have taken the old one out. I will reuse the old gasket.

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New crystal fits like a glove.

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The markers on the bezel ring can do with a touch up.

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I fill in the markers on the bezel and apply some aged compound in the lower dot.

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Movement goes back into the case.

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That’s a cool looking divers watch!

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The crown, crystal and case back gaskets are all original, but still passes the dry water resistance test!

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4 Responses to Service: Doxa Sea scrambler/Calibre ETA 2783

  1. Hi Mitka
    I love your blog, this was a great post!
    Justin

    Like

  2. Andrew Cookson says:

    Hi Mitka, great post – what is your technique for painting the bezel markers?

    Like

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