This would normally start with a check of the performance figures in three positions but this watch was not running so, the review starts with an overall check of the dial and hands and, in this case, everything is very nice and there are no issues with flaking lume or paint.  If anything is identified, it gets checked under the stereo microscope.

UK watchmaker showing service of Omega Speedmaster - dial and hands review

The hands and dial are removed so that the dial side components can be seen – again, all look very nice.

UK watchmaker showing service of Omega Speedmaster - review of dial side components

A check of the jewel cleanliness and lubrication is made here.  There’s a lot of grease here and it’s spreading.

UK watchmaker showing service of Omega Speedmaster - review of dial side components

The jewels are dirty and virtually dry.

UK watchmaker showing service of Omega Speedmaster - review of jewel cleanliness UK watchmaker showing service of Omega Speedmaster - review of jewel cleanliness

Turned over and the top of the movement is reviewed in detail.

UK watchmaker showing service of Omega Speedmaster - review of top side components

This is the upper Incabloc jewel on the balance and it has oil but badly applied plus, it’s dirty.

UK watchmaker showing service of Omega Speedmaster - review of incabloc jewel

This jewel has a lot of debris on the underside and the watch is clearly due a service.

UK watchmaker showing service of Omega Speedmaster - review of jewel cleanliness

Other jewels and bushes are clearly dirty with very old oil.

UK watchmaker showing service of Omega Speedmaster - review of jewel cleanliness

UK watchmaker showing service of Omega Speedmaster - review of jewel cleanliness

The hairspring is slightly off centre as may be seen by the spacing in the two red circles, which should be equal.

UK watchmaker showing service of Omega Speedmaster - review of hairspring shape

The movement is now stripped and moves to the next stage.