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Now I feel it´s time to give my Speedmaster some care.
There is a few dings and marks.
So what are I waiting for?
I start to open it up.
A nice dustcover protect the movement.
I have to pull it out.
The dial and hands are in great condition but need some clean.
The pushers must leave the case too.
Then I start with a razor at the bezel.
And after that the pocketknife.
There we go.
And the crystal will be replaced.
So I start with clean the case.
Tomorrow I will give it some polish and brushing.
Ok, time for a little grinding work here are the things at the table.
It´s a hard work.
Grind, grind & grind.
And it will looks like this.
After I have grind I have to polish too.
Here is my homemade polishing machine.
In action, works like a charm.
Here is how it looks and I have leave a few dings and marks
because I don´t want to get too hard on this.
Next step is to visit my watchmaker and he will clean the dial
and hands. Put it together again for me. I will shot some pics
when the watchmaker work with it and post the final work so
soon it´s ready. If we are lucky so will it be in next week.
So we start at the watchmaker.
He just make sure everything is ok.
He knows I´m behind him so he have to put things together
in a correct way.
Now the movement is in place.
Then the bezel will be in place too.
There we go.
A new crystal and gasket will do it.
I hope will not hear some kind of sound now.
And the backcase.
Is´n it great to strip off a virgin?
I have to check so the bezel will line up.
The final work.
Just a few wallpapers.
Thank you all for the kind words and the positive comments.
I appreciate you enjoy the tour.