I have a bit of a project on my hands but one I am very keen on succeeding with if possible. No doubt it will take me sometime and luck!
An excelsior park movement with dial and hands: an ep4 or ep40 I am not sure which.
I would date it in the 50's due to the smooth balance wheel and incabloc.
I have never worked on a chronograph before so it's going to be a mighty challenge.
I have notice the operating spring is broken, along with some rusty hammer parts and there could be a problem with the click along with others!
I would like to try and get the movement operating to begin with, however just removing the parts is going to be hard enough.
Has anyone come across a good detailed guide on the chronograph it parts and how it works. Specific to Excelsior would be fantastic.
I have finally started working on it, soaking the movement in penetrating fluid. I have been able to remove the case spacer and one hand. I shall leave the movement to soak for a good day, as I have been unable to remove the other hands gently. I am assuming they are just lifted off as any other watch.
Any advice is much appreciated.SaveSave