Looking into my bin of movements i noticed one still trying desperately to move. Looking a little rusted and worse for wear was a silvered dial Cupillard 233 movement ( 1935 ), no hands, poor dial, and a movement barely alive.
Normally i would not have bothered but i figured wth lets see if she can run well again
With some TLC and rust removed the movement swings into action with a beat error of 0.1ms no less and within 60 seconds a day, not bad for 85 year old scrapy rust bucket.
New original Cupillard hour & minute hands fitted ( yes i have some old stock ha ha) and a dial thats looking half decent now.
When i find time i might make a little case for her, and maybe even a strap if shes good
Part on my new collection of approx. 15 movements which I bought on eBay two weeks ago.
I've selected this Avia vintage movement to test my new tools and knowledge gained from Youtube videos and books.
Sorry ... I've managed to upload images multiple times; asking for advice on how to edit the album so you don't have to suffer the same picture more than once...
This is my attempt at taking an MST-522 movement and with disparate parts ... make this into a watch. I've included hands I was debating using before settling on the set I thought looked best.
This is not meant to be an Omega anything! I just liked the blue dial that happens to have 'Omega' on it... and then thought it would look good with a blue case so then of course decided on a blue strap too! The watch has been going strong for the last few weeks since I cleaned and fixed it and keeps good time.
I am VERY new at all this though and still learning a lot!
Just completed my first restoration and service of a pocket watch. Carefully followed Mark's course videos for disassemble, inspection, ultrasonic clean, reassemble, oiled, regulated. New mainspring installed and a new crystal was required as the old one was deemed beyond repair.
"So how does this go back together again?"
I died laughing!!! That's exactly how I feel when I see my watch guy working on one. I love watches and I love taking care of them - cleaning them, replacing bands, polishing, and minor stuff like that. But this - OMG - gives me the creeps!