... I have finally been able to get through some of the watches in my todo box.
I overhauled this early 1940s Roamer today (although I am sure you are all getting thoroughly sick of Roamers, I'll do something different next time)
Not running, all three hands bent, dial damaged and dirty. Good case and movement complete.
Took me ages to massage the hands back into shape (there is some crystal distortion in the photo) - but I reckon it was worth it
I only buffed the crystal, I'll replace it next time I send an order off.
Some numpty has serviced it in the past and for some reason I cannot fathom has scored random x's into the movement Also, some rust on the ratchet wheel.
Old school escape wheel cap jewel
Equally old fingerprint - good quality workmanship there Mr. Watchmaker.
Apart and cleaned.
Almost there. Ratchet wheel rust removed and polished.
Done and running for the first time in many years.