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 Seiko 6309-7040 overhaul.
I let the pictures do the talking:
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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It has been a while but here is another before.after.
It is a beuatiful white dialed 1974 Citizen with original bracelet. I Polished the case, changed the crystal and serviced the movement.
Click to see the after:
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.
I really like the Doxa Sea Rambler. It is a collectors item and not much for sale. I transformed a Seiko into a Soxa.
As always, the movement had a complete overhaul.
Here the before:
And here the afters:
Before and after: Citizen Promaster
As you may know, (or may not know) we have since April 2013 a King. And he is visiting our little village in April to celebrate his birthday.
This inspired me to make a ‘kingsday watch’, with the colors of the Dutch flag (red, white and blue), and the orange ribbon, wich is showed only on
birthdays, birth or marriages of the royal family, and is a reference to the family name, wich is ‘Orange”
I gave the movement a overhaul, changed the dial, the hands and the bezelinsert. I painted the minute track orange, and put in a new crystal, and a NATO strap. Here the result
Today I started servicing an epic 6105-8100. The owner wanted a new crystal,dial, bezelinsert and hands.
I could convince him to keep it original, and only change the old crystal for a new sapphire.