Rescue Omega Mark II Speedmaster

Omega Speedmaster Mark Two project

A customer has sent in his sad looking Speedmaster. It’s not running and will not wind. Nothing a little TLC can’t fix;)

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The 861 movement is extremely dirty.

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Removing the case ring shows first signs of rust..

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Yes it will get a new stem!

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Wonder how it looks underneath the dial.

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Dial is covered in corrosive particles.

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Not too bad! Only the setting lever screw, winding pinion and sliding pinion needed replacing.

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I start taking the chronograph layer apart.

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I’m down to the base movement.

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The winding pinion has fused together with the sliding pinion.

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Movement first gets a manual clean and then two rounds in the cleaning machine…

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I see that the balance moves freely after fitting shock jewels.

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I put the gear train back in place.

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Looks a little better with new parts..

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Setting/winding mechanism almost back together.

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I clean up the setting lever spring and we can once again wind the watch!

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For the first time in a while this movement is ticking again.

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I start putting the chronograph layer back in place.

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Now that looks a lot nicer than when I started!

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Resetting the hour recorder was almost impossible and I noticed the corroded surface on the hour recorder stop lever.

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I file down the surface and now we’re back in business.

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Movement now working like it should and ready for the dial.

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I cleaned the dial up a little and applied new aged compound (sorry patina purists) I test the hour recorder a little while making sure there is no creep.

Movement goes back into the case looking great!

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Watch preforms well after settling.

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I’m happy with how this watch turned out!:)

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3 Responses to Rescue Omega Mark II Speedmaster

  1. matabog says:

    If I may,

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    What is creeping?

    p.s.The dial turned out great! Also the rest 🙂 How did you take off the old lume? Microscope and elbow grease?

    Thank you,
    B

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