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I have been having a 'tidy' over the last couple of weeks, discovering what I've got and starting to organise things more methodically. To date I have worked on the principles of 'don't throw anything away', and 'store it carefully'. I neglected the 'label things'.

Given I have been doing this since late 2011 this initiative has been rather 'fun'.

I re-discoverd a Citizen watch that came as part of an auction I bid on only to win the SEIKO (I suspect it would have been a 7Axx or maybe a 7548 as the tray that it was stored in had plenty of evidence of these) - this would have been back in 2013 or 2014.

I remember I took the back off - having learned this skill and having a suitable caseback knife and saw a clean movement. I would then have popped a battery in but found the seconds hand wasn't ticking.

Now, the old (or technically the younger) me would have proceeded to undo all of the screws and take the thing apart. And then almost certainly bin the lot, or just stick the parts in a drawer.

But the new (technically old, but wiser) me decided to leave it alone - it looked in lovely condition and whilst not really me, I did appreciate the beauty therein.

So, fast forward to Sunday (the 6th December, 2020) and I re-discover this watch




and the movement




so, I repeated history by popping a battery in (well, you never know!!), and this time took a jolly good look at the gear train under my microscope (when I last looked it was through a loupe).

And I could see life - that twitching as the rotor tries to pulse/turn and drive the gear train.

So, this time it was out with the screwdrivers and I stripped and cleaned the lovely movement. I didn't take many pictures






and here it is, rebuilt and running perfectly






the seconds hand hits the mark with the precision of a GS.
 

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My second Golf watch ! ( i don't even play it )
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This is a very bad Photo or my Bourbon is very good, but im so far gone im gunna have to fix it in the morning.;)
 

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Awesome job on a beautiful watch!
I have been having a 'tidy' over the last couple of weeks, discovering what I've got and starting to organise things more methodically. To date I have worked on the principles of 'don't throw anything away', and 'store it carefully'. I neglected the 'label things'.

Given I have been doing this since late 2011 this initiative has been rather 'fun'.

I re-discoverd a Citizen watch that came as part of an auction I bid on only to win the SEIKO (I suspect it would have been a 7Axx or maybe a 7548 as the tray that it was stored in had plenty of evidence of these) - this would have been back in 2013 or 2014.

I remember I took the back off - having learned this skill and having a suitable caseback knife and saw a clean movement. I would then have popped a battery in but found the seconds hand wasn't ticking.

Now, the old (or technically the younger) me would have proceeded to undo all of the screws and take the thing apart. And then almost certainly bin the lot, or just stick the parts in a drawer.

But the new (technically old, but wiser) me decided to leave it alone - it looked in lovely condition and whilst not really me, I did appreciate the beauty therein.

So, fast forward to Sunday (the 6th December, 2020) and I re-discover this watch




and the movement




so, I repeated history by popping a battery in (well, you never know!!), and this time took a jolly good look at the gear train under my microscope (when I last looked it was through a loupe).

And I could see life - that twitching as the rotor tries to pulse/turn and drive the gear train.

So, this time it was out with the screwdrivers and I stripped and cleaned the lovely movement. I didn't take many pictures






and here it is, rebuilt and running perfectly






the seconds hand hits the mark with the precision of a GS.
 
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