Saving a family piece. Repair Marpo calibre AS:1130

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A client has sent a watch that belonged to his father-in-law. Economically it makes no sense to repair, but sentimentally it’s worth more than a Rolex. It’s not running as the balance staff is broken and the case has been mangled. 

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The chrome plated case has been pretty damaged. I will send it to Replateit and see what they can do!

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The dial is patinated, but we will leave that as it is.

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

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Here I’m taking apart the setting/winding mechanism

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I’ve started taking the movement apart.

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The old mainspring.

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I have cleaned the movement. I have fitted a new balance as it’s cheaper than replacing the balance staff;) Got to love AS parts prices!

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New mainspring.

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Here you can see the gear train going back in place.

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I like the sharp bridge designs on this 1130.

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Movement back together and ticking!

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Solid AS performance!

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The dial and hands back in place.

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Movement goes back into the newly restored case and looks great!

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Now that turned out very nice!

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Replateit did a great job on the case!

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One Response to Saving a family piece. Repair Marpo calibre AS:1130

  1. matabog says:

    You and watchguy promoted replateit more then anyone else, and what a good job they are doing. It’s nice that the customer sees some actual improvement, besides the timekeeping.
    Again, great job!

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