Another weekend, another watch out of the project draw and onto the wrist.
This one looked pretty horrible, with a destroyed dial, rusty hands, broken seconds pinion, missing seconds hand and broken stem. That dial was not original anyway. It was sold as a parts watch
I gave the Gruen 420SS movement a full service and replaced the seconds pinion.
Dial, hands, crown, stem and seconds pinion came from my spares. Note, the second hand is copper colored to match the dial. The dial and hands are OK condition but are in no way perfect. On the wrist on a vintage strap
Case still needs some repair near the crown, but I need to learn to solder with gold. It is wearable in the meantime.
I'm going to stick my neck out and say this movement is better quality than the Omega 30T2/284 that I did last weekend. Without the anchor the train responded to a gentle impulse with a longer reverse you normally expect. Also, no banking pins. This certainly deserves the 'precision' designation. Nice! I am officially a fan.