Some of the automatic works parts are in quite bad shape.

Omega 2500 Co-Axial Watch Repair

In Omega Watch Repairs by Mark Lovick0 Comments

Ref: I Dickie

The watch movement was sprayed at some point with WD40 and the result is that most of the brass parts have been corroded. Of particular concern was the co-axial escapement parts as these are restricted and not available to purchase. However, the escapement parts were not as affected and after cleaning, turned out to be fine. After dismantling the watch and soaking the movement parts in a cleaner, I then spent many hours cleaning off the corrosion and making sure all the debris between the teeth and pinion leaves was cleared.

The seconds wheel top jewel was damaged and I have dealt with that, and the hour wheel was missing – this has been replaced.

The seconds wheel post was also damaged and had to be dealt with. Also damaged was the hair spring which was bent out of shape. I managed to reset this back into its original shape.

Upon re-assembly and correct lubrication I am happy to report that the watch movement is now running well.

Here are some pictures detailing the damage WD40 can do to a watch movement.

The omega co-axial dial - luckily not damaged by the WD40

The omega co-axial dial – luckily not damaged by the WD40

Showing the WD40 had spread throughout the watch movement

Showing the WD40 had spread throughout the watch movement

The mainspring barrel was soaked in the WD40

The mainspring barrel was soaked in the WD40

The WD40 had penetrated quite deep into the movement

The WD40 had penetrated quite deep into the movement

Some of the automatic works parts are in quite bad shape.

Some of the automatic works parts are in quite bad shape.

The parts soaking in a preliminary cleaner before heading off to the main cleaning machine.

The parts soaking in a preliminary cleaner before heading off to the main cleaning machine.

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