The 1974 Speedmaster that had been forgotten in a drawer has just been fully restored. The following operations were done :
-Full service of the movement and adjustment
-Polishing of the original plexiglass
-Replacement of the center chronograph hand that was defective by a vintage tritium hand
-Cleaning of the case, pushers, bezel, bracelet
-Replacement of the gasket that had melted
General aspect, before :
Details of the “step” dial :
The case of this watch looks unpolished which is very rare. I therefore decided to leave it in original condition. The lugs are still sharp.
The caseback where the gasket had melted, before :
The movement had not been overhauled for decades and the oils were completely dry. A full service has been done by a professional watchmaker specialized in chronographs, and the movement is now like new.
Thanks for reading, I hope you liked this little report 🙂
Don’t hesitate to contact me if you need help for the restoration of your Speedmaster.