A client has sent in his lovely little east German GUB for a service. It’s running well, but the jewels are dry and could do with a routine service.
Little east German dial finish.
The movement is nothing fancy, but well made.
Dial and hands removed and you can see the setting/winding mechanism.
I take apart the non shock protected balance.
I start taking the base movement apart.
A very unusual feature is the position of the sub second pinion underneath the barrel driven by the third wheel.
The mainspring before cleaning.
The movement taken apart and cleaned.
I fit the sub second pinion.
Base movement comes back together.
This movement does not feature any of the lavish decoration that you see from watches made in Glashütte today, but it’s solid and well made.
It’s a solid performer on top of that.
Watch back together looking good. Probably something a state employee would be rewarded after ratting out his co-worker back in the day;)
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