A while ago I received this Maurice Lacroix watch. Fitted with a Valjoux 7750. Problem was the hour counting wheel (subdial at 6) was off and the dial was loose.
After stripping the watch the dial was broken of from the dialfeet. The hand was wandering with the broken tap in it. Amp was 130° and not in beat.
After stripping and cleaning the movement I found no other problems. The other problem was removing the tap from the hand. It has a diameter of 0.18mm, so care is needed.
With a old oiler, cut down and sanded to size, I managed to get it out. After replacing the hour counting wheel, soldering the dial feet and a good clean I gave the case a light polish.
Missing the hand at 6 and if you look at the date you see it is slightly misaligned
The dial without its feet
Here some pics of a service I did on a womans watch.
I placed a 1 eurocent coin next to it to compare it.
The diameter of the coin is 16.27 mm (0.64 inch)
This time modding of a Seiko SKX007. This very popular Seiko is often subject of modding, because parts are easy obtainable.
The watch was in bad state, and after I refinished the case and serviced the movement I wanted to do something different regarding the bezel color.
Changing the dial with one with round indices and Mercedes style hands I was rather pleased with the result
Before and after:
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This is what you get when you have some time left.
Made it from parts I had lying around in the partsbin.
A quick and dirty wristshot. If you are interested send me an email at john[at]tentotwo.nl
I found in an auction this beaten up Russian watch. I am rather fond of the movements so I thought I make a bid and take my chances.
Here is what I received:
After I opened it up and dismantled the watch, I found a fine russian Poljot movement.
The dial has suffered over the years, but still has its charmes. It turns from eggplant purple to brown, depending on the reflecting of the light.
After polishing the case, changing the crystal and buffing the hands it turned out quite nice.
The movement has had an overhaul and is ticking like in its glory days.
In the hollidays I assembled this one…I kinda like it so I think I will keep this one.