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Where's our friend? No update on him lately. All we know is he's bumming around Europe like a college student.
Hey guys, sorry for let you waiting so long. I was really busy the last time, but finally i found some time to add my report…
My Name is Nikolaus Blamauer, i´m 20 years old, and I am Master Watchmaker since August 2009.
I´m proud to host the watch for a while. :)
Here it is, the complete photo report from the visit of the watch.
Hope you understand my English an enjoy the pics.
When I got the watch, the amplitude was changing from 240° to 200°.
The date was not jumping at 12 o´clock pm, but at 7 to half past 10.
Then I opened the back,put down the automatic bridge, to see more of the movement.
I saw an optical failure, the wheelbridge was highly scratched. So I decided to make a total revision and to change the bridge.
I searched in our “parts warehouse” for the right bridge, and I found an old swatch with a 2840 movement.
A few photos from the service.
Cleaning the dial.
When I finished the service I allowed to myself to have a beer. :)
the rest of the photos will follow in the evening :)
sooo annd now the second part:
On the weekend I had to go to the finals of the Austrian Bundes League. We got 4th, but next year I hope we will catch the 1st place :)
(i sent my girlfriend around to take a few pics )
Here we took a little trip to the Traunsee, one of our lakes in the immediate environment of Bad Ischl.
Some pics from walking through bad ischl.
At last a pic with my two favourite watches and the tour watch.
Now its time to say good bye, that others also can do their work on the watch. :)
i hope you enjoyed watching the pics, and i hope it was worth waiting so long for it. :)
Last edited by bluuu; April 23rd, 2012 at 22:21.
Wow, It looks like your living the high life @ 20 years old! well done, great pictures Nik.
In your pictures you show us the movement before you replace the train bridge the ratchet screw is not right. But after replacement and during final assembly still the wrong ratchet screw is still there. Why you did not use the right ratchet screw? I'm sure the Swatch donor has it if ever the previous watchmaker lost the original. If you are not familiar you can try going back to the ETA Tech Communication and look for the right ratchet screw. There is nothing more precise and perfect job if you follow the original setting of the parts.
The watch was certainly taken care of, great job!
Looks like I am to expect a visitor.
I must get the spare room ready and plan an itinerary.
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