Service Pierce calibre 134

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Here is something I don’t see everyday! A Pierce chronograph. The movement is not preforming very well and the second hand resets randomly.  

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Pretty cool looking case, with 4 screws that hold the case back in place.

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That’s pretty different from anything else!

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I start taking apart the chronograph layer while the movement is still in the case.

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I’m almost down to the base movement.

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I have removed the dial and you can see the winding/setting mechanism.

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Plenty of old dirt and solidified grease lying around.

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Here you can see the gear train layout.

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Old mainspring in the barrel.

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I now prepare the case to be sent away to Replateit in Canada. Here I have removed the pusher buttons.

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It’s a pretty nifty construction where all three tubes have threads that hold a washer in place, the washers then secure the gaskets into the tube.

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Movement has been cleaned and is ready to be put back together.

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I fit a new mainspring into the barrel.

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I put the winding/setting mechanism back together.

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Base movement coming together.

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I fit the balance and the movement starts ticking.

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That’s not bad at all!

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The case arrives from Canada looking great! I fit new gaskets in the pendant and pusher tubes.

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I fit the dial onto the movement and then fit the movement into the case. I find it easier to put the chronograph layer back together like this.

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Chronograph parts coming together with the movement in the case.

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The Pierce 134 has a clutch for the central second recorder. The original material has as usual turned to dust. But a bit of rubber and super glue makes a perfect clutch pad!

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The chronograph almost back together.

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After a lot of adjusting, it finally works like it should!

Pierce calibre 134

Funky movement for sure!

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One last issue is that the tube of the second recorder hand is looser. I solder it in place.

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I find a shade that matches the original shade of red.

Pierce chronograph calibre 134

Very cool looking watch!

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One Response to Service Pierce calibre 134

  1. matabog says:

    very nice!

    Like

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