Service: Lemania BBC issued 105/Calibre: 1281

P1100652This great looking watch has been handed down to the client from his father and needs a service.

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Amplitude is good, but the movement is dry and has dirt.

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This watch was bought by BBC when new.

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Movement looks to be in great condition.

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I take the movement out of the case.

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I remove the dial and hands. The hour recorder construction is just like the cal 27.

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I start taking the chronograph layer apart.

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Down to the base movement of this 1281.

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Here you can see the gear train layout.

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I now take apart the setting/winding mechanism.

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The old mainspring.

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I have cleaned the movement. Now testing that the balance moves freely after fitting the shock jewels.

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I fit the crown wheel underneath the gear-train bridge.

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Gear train coming back in place.

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I fit the setting/winding mechanism and hour recorder.

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Base movement almost back together.

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Movement back together. I find the 1281 almost like a hybrid of cal 27 and 873 with a little more wire spring etc.

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Dial and hands back on the movement.

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Movement goes back into the ref: 805 case.

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Preforming like a new watch.

If this were mine it would be a keeper!

 

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