Project: Revue Sport calibre: 59

P1100847This watch was issued to the German army during WW2 and it looks to have been assaulted by various watchmakers since then… There are a few parts missing, but it’s mostly complete and I think it deserves a second chance.

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There are quite a few parts missing.

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This civilian version will provide any missing parts.

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I take apart the few parts that are still on the base movement

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I inspect the parts from the original movement.

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The hairspring has been mangled, but rather than use the donor balance I will try and rescue this one.

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After a bit of work under the microscope this hairspring is looking much better.

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I scavenge the parts I need from the donor movement.

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I also have a NOS winding stem in my parts box.

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I clean the movement.

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I fit a NOS mainspring.

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Here you can see the clean gear train layout.

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Movement back together and running.

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I’m happy with the performance.

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Here you can see the final stage before fitting the dial when I notice there is a rusty broken dial screw stuck in the dial hole….

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Only thing to do is to take everything apart.

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I place the base plate in Alum water solution that will corrode the rusty screw to dust.

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I put the movement back together. I have applied some new luminous compound to the dial and hands.

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Movement goes back into the case and looks great. The ratchet wheel is from the donor movement and was originally not signed. Other than that, everything is correct.

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Here you can see the military owners mark.

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Now that looks much better than a bunch of parts.

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I really like the patina on this watch.

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