“Project” 6309 !!
Hand, dial, day & date wheels.
How to remove the hands, dial, day and date wheels.
· Tools needed, tweezers, finger cots, movement holder, 1mm & 1.2mm screwdrivers, dial protectors and I always save any old crystals I remove for holding small parts in them and I find having a micro cloth underneath were I am working is handy for if I drop anything as it doesn’t bounce and disappear.
· After placing the movement in the holder I always wind the hands to the 12 position no reason just seems the logical thing to do.
· Then I cover the dial with the Bergeon protector ready to lever the hands off, I now always tend to use the levers rather than a puller and remove each hand separately, when you lever them off use equal pressure either side and be gentle or else you could send the hand in to orbit or cause some damage.
· Once the hands are removed you can remove the dial from the movement, If you turn it on to its side you will see two screws holding the dial one is at 11.45 and the other at 6.30, unscrew these and then the dial will lift straight off along with the dial ring.
· Now the dial has gone you can get to the day wheel this is held in place by the “C” washer again I use the hand levers to remove this once again do it gently and evenly so that you don’t strain it or bend it. You will notice that when you have removed the “C” washer one side of it is flat and one side is convex, it is important when replacing this you place the flat side up towards the dial, the day wheel will now just lift off of the movement.
· To remove the date wheel I just remove the one screw on the cover and slide the date wheel off the movement.
This is a very nice original dial and the hands are not bad either and I have decided to send them off to Bry to be relumed as I was impressed with the sample of his work he sent me.