Thursday, October 10, 2013

Overhaul & Refinishing Complete!

I have completed work on the Constellation.  The results are quite nice I think.  The only thing left to do now is run the complete watch on the winder for a few days to make sure it's keeping good time then mail it back.
To press the bezel back on and secure it with those little claw clamps i took a piece of grey PVC, turned it down even on the lathe then filed some notches in the plastic to accommodate the clamps. Then it was just a matter of using the crystal press and voila, reassembled bezel.

On the winder, this simulates the wearing of the watch

Custom made bezel press, the factory version is discontinued so I made this one.

The completed timepiece, just small traces of polishing compound to remove

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