Service: Alpina calibre 592

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A very good client wanted to buy this spectacular Alpina from my project box. All it needs is a service.

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The movement looks pristine. The lead casket let’s me know it’s been a long time since someone looked at it last!

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Some dirt, but overall everything looks very good.

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Old mainspring.

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I have cleaned the movement and I start by fitting the cap jewels. I see that the balance moves freely before continuing.

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I fit the old mainspring after cleaning and oiling it.

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Gear train back in the movement looking good.

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Movement coming together nicely. I find the 592 has a perfect balance of decoration.

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Setting/winding mechanism back in place.

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The movement is once again ticking.

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Too much power! New oils have less resistance than the old whale oil.

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I find a new mainspring that is a little weaker than the original.

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New mainspring goes into the barrel.

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That’s more like it!

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The hands and dial go back onto the movement.

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Movement goes back into the case looking spectacular.

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The movement also has a dust cover. Alpina used dust covers on a lot of there screw down cases from this time period.

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Borgel Patented case.

Now that’s like a tuxedo for your wrist!

 

Being put back together I realised it would be hard to see this one go.. Lucky for me the potential buyer was also eyeing out another watch I had and was willing to swap it for that one. So it’s now in my small permanent collection.

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It’s not hard to see why;)

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