Sunday, December 20, 2009

Repairing the Tärnan MS 80

The Tärnan watch that I won at a Swedish auction site did not work when I got it. It was obvious that some pieces were missing from the watch as it arrived with a matchbox with pieces in it.

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The pieces were a small screw (don’t know where it fits), the second hand and a piece from the keyless works (the set lever).

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I decided to take the watch apart for ultrasonic cleaning and then oiling and putting it together again. I used a hand remover so that I could remove the dial from the movement.

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When I was putting the date works together again the spring for the “date wheel click” disappeared in one shot and I had to replace it with a slightly modified one I luckily had as a spare. I found the caliber number on the movement; it seemed that it was a France Ebauches, Caliber 233-66, from the sixties.

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Finally I cleaned the dial up some and replaced the old crystal with a new one.

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I think the results are pretty good considering that the dial was a bit banged up.

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