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.
The hands and dial are removed so that the dial side components can be seen – again, all look very nice.
A check of the jewel cleanliness and lubrication is made here. There’s a lot of grease here and it’s spreading.
The jewels are dirty and virtually dry.
Turned over and the top of the movement is reviewed in detail.
This is the upper Incabloc jewel on the balance and it has oil but badly applied plus, it’s dirty.
This jewel has a lot of debris on the underside and the watch is clearly due a service.
Other jewels and bushes are clearly dirty with very old oil.
The hairspring is slightly off centre as may be seen by the spacing in the two red circles, which should be equal.