Service: Lemania 105 Calibre 1276

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This is a genuine triple crown chronograph! Someone decided that two crowns would make nicer pushers.. Watch is not running and needs some love.

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It’s also impressive how all 3 crowns are different.

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The dial is patinated and a little dirty, but overall good original condition.

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Well it made me laugh.

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With the dial removed you can see the setting/winding mechanism.

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I start taking the movement apart. It’s complete except the minute recorder spring.  

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The movement reminds me of the 861 design, but uses more wire springs.

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Plenty of dirt lying around.

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Here you can see the gear train layout. 

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The old mainspring.

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The movement has been cleaned and I’m seeing the balance moves freely after fitting the shock jewels.

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I fit a new mainspring in the barrel.

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The clean gear train goes back into the movement.

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Here you can see the setting/winding gears. 

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Base movement almost back together.

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The movement starts ticking straight away after fitting the balance.

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When there is too much power in the gear-train the watch starts banking.

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The solution is a weaker mainspring.

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That’s perfect.

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The chronograph layers comes together.

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The minute recorder spring was missing so I made a new one.

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Movement back together.

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Base movement ready for dial and hands.

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Dial has cleaned up very well and looks very nice.

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Movement back in the case looking great. The case has been restored at Replaiteit in Canada.

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Movement also has a dust cover. Entertaining as the three crowns were, a set of new pushers are much more practical;)

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Now that just looks fantastic!

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I very much like the golden brown patina in the GP case!

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3 Responses to Service: Lemania 105 Calibre 1276

  1. matabog says:

    BEAUTIFUL!
    What did you use to make the minute recorder spring?

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    • mitka88 says:

      I used a steel centre seconds hand with a triangular point:P The triangular tip gives me material so I can slot it in place. I bent the shapes and then polished the finishes. It’s not that different from the original spring.

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