This one was interesting, as it needed a substantial lug repair, more on that later.
Here's an after shot. Dare I describe it as having a touch of Bauhaus?
And here is a before shot - you can see why I bought it, the dial is fantastic...
...but, the gremlins had been at play, and the ebay lister hadn't come clean in his posting. He'd admitted the fixed bar was missing, but he didn't say that someone had drilled extra lug holes for spring bars - greatly weakening the lugs as the material left was micro-thin, and when the watch arrived, both lugs had bent up and were mangled.
Before I took the before photos, I had bent the lugs back into position, and somehow the chrome was still good on the tops of the lugs.
I never send watches back, so the only choice was to fix it. So, here it is, my first silver solder lug repair. I wish I'd taken a before photo of the lugs, but I got all carried away. Of course this was all done with the case stripped out. The real trick was soldering the fixed bar into the solder repaired lugs, without remelting the shaped and finished lugs - normally you'd use two solders with different melting points, but I had to make do with one type of solder.
Clean movement parts.
Train bridge. Its a false 3 finger bridge, the leftmost screw (in the photo) is a dummy.
And this is why you should always fit a new mainspring. Not much energy in the old one.
P.S. My surface is stained, not dirty - looks bad though. Should replace it.
In the case (case is 33mm, movement is 23.4mm).
Mmmm dial and stick hands. You can see the new fixed bar, ideally it would be chromed, but once the strap is on, you can't tell - and I don't want to re-chrome the case as a lot of original detail would be lost.
Strapped. Not a sympathetic choice - but all I had that in stock that could be used with fixed bars. Will hunt down something better.
I believe that crown is original.
Finishing off with another wristy