Lovely Venus 178.
One would like a little better timekeeping than that!
I remove the hands and dial.
I start taking the movement apart.
Down to the base movement.
I now take apart the lower chronograph section. Look at all that dirt!
The movement has been cleaned. Now I see that the balance moves freely after fitting the cap jewels.
I fit a new mainspring.
Base movement coming together.
Case movement back together and ticking.
That’s more like it!
I start fitting the chronograph components.
Movement almost back together.
Movement ready for dial and hands.
Movement back together looking great.
Great post Mitka and lovely watch. Something that occurred to me as I’ve not seen a Venus movement with that plating finish before – is there any perceived wisdom about what finishes are better than others, Omega obviously used to go for rhodium…etc which I assume must be purely decorative rather than anything particularly functional?
Its a combination of corrosion protection and decoration. If anything Rhodium is good against corrosion.
Wow, that’s amazing the reading you got on the timegraph after it all. Just goes to show a little tlc is sometimes all that is needed.
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