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.
The chrome plated case has been pretty damaged. I will send it to Replateit and see what they can do!
The dial is patinated, but we will leave that as it is.
Here I have removed the dial and hands and you can see the setting/winding mechanism.
Here I’m taking apart the setting/winding mechanism
I’ve started taking the movement apart.
The old mainspring.
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!
Here you can see the gear train going back in place.
I like the sharp bridge designs on this 1130.
Movement back together and ticking!
Solid AS performance!
The dial and hands back in place.
Movement goes back into the newly restored case and looks great!