A client has finally found his personal grail watch after years of searching! It’s a IWC Ingenieur 666A calibre: 853. Lets get it running as it should!
The Case has a inner dust protector cap, that helps keep the movement clean and adds to the antimagnetic properties of the case.
The entire movement is richly decorated with a fine finish.
The movement is cleaned and ready to be put back together. I see that the balance moves freely after fitting the cap jewels. The balance setup is a work of art, adjuster screws on the balance spokes, Breguet hairspring and a micro regulator on the balance cock.
I would have liked a adjustable beat error lever, but you can’t have it all;) After adjusting the beat error on the collet it’s running great. When fitting the dial I noticed the dial feet are a little out of alignment. My only solution is to reshape them into the right position.