What a mess! I got most of the corrosion off. At least it looks like a used watch. LOL
Time to put it back together and hope I didn't break anything. Putting this watch together is not done in reverse order.
1. Install main spring and large face side gear.
2. Replace hour hand gear and face. Turn over and press close Face clips.
3. Put in gear train, escapement, and fob lever.
4. Hard part. Replace the movement cover plate and balance wheel. This will take patience aligning all the pins. Sujest replacing screws as you go to help hold your place. Do not tighten screws. There is a chance of bending a pin.:oops: (Another hour wasted straightening a pin. At least I know how to do that now.)
5. All screws should be in place, but not tightened. Remove the 2 screws that hold the case clips and relace the case clips.
6. Replace the Fob cog assembly.
7. Tighten the 3 screws holding the gear train. Remove the other 3 screws.
8. Place the main spring cover and tighten in all screws.
9. Gently press movement into case from backside.
10. Align Fob and gently pushing (Now that the watch is clean the lever actually slides up and down easily by turning the watch over.) with face up the lever will slide and the fob will lock into place. Make sure the lever goes back down. Easy way to tell the pin above the balance wheel will be flush with the movement plate.
11. Replace lager screw into the main spring cover.
12. Replace back cover.
13. Replace hands. (Minute hand stolen from cheap broken fake Rolex.)
14. Replace Bezel and crystal.
15. Wind up and cross fingers!
Woooohooooo! It runs.... :oops: I guess I cleaned it too well.... Gaining 5 seconds for every minute! Time to adjust it.
I guess all is well since it is running. It has been fun doing this. Maybe I should look into some real cleaning equipment.
By Jon Nailor