This ladies Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date was brought in by a customer and it appeared it had never been serviced. The watch needed a new mainspring, third wheel, and a second wheel. The parts were sourced and work could begin.
The watch as it arrived.
The dirty movement.
The automatic block with excess oil. The end-shake was also insufficient.
The movement with dial removed.
The movement during dismantling.
The barrel and gear train exposed during dismantling. .
The movement disassembled with the balance still in place. The movement is now ready for cleaning.
The dirty mainspring inside the barrel.
Adjusting the barrel end-shake.
After the movement is cleaned, the new mainspring is installed.
The gear train in place during assembly and oiling.
Bridges are put in place.
More bridges in place.
Ratchet wheel, pallets, and balance installed.
Dial side being assembled.
The automatic block after oiling and end-shake adjustment.
The dial and hands installed.
The watch has the dial and hands installed and it is cased up ready for testing.