So I was going through my drawer of projects and came across this one. No crystal. Not running. Seconds hand pressed and bent.
Started with getting the junk off the dial. Dish soap and warm water gently across the dial with a cotton swab. Came off clean with no paint loss or issues. Straightened out the seconds hand then stripped down the movement.
Dipped the hairspring. Pegged the holes then into the ultrasonic. Used pithwood on the pivots then put it back together. Oiled the pivots and then put the whole watch back together.
Found the right size crystal in my drawers and a leather strap for a solid lug. The crystal and band are probably worth more than the watch....but I did this to prove a point.
Just because a watch is a pin lever does not mean it is just junk when it stops running. I have read that a few times and I was one who thought the same way....but I was wrong. There is a certain level of pride you feel when you bring a watch that would have been called junk back to life.
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