Servicing the Magnificent Vacheron & Constantin Chronometer C. P1008BS


You can watch the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fe8sAbcYitQ

Servicing the Magnificent Vacheron & Constantin Chronometer C. P1008BS
you did it yourself?!!! impressive. That caliber was in a sorry
03/19/2011 - 19:02
state and now restored to its former glory. It would be great if you could post scans of some of the different steps. Greeat job
Re: you did it yourself?!!! impressive. That caliber was in a sorry
03/19/2011 - 21:04
Hi Alex! Did you see the video? There are scans of some different steps. Thank you for your kind words
yes saw the video, was wondering if you could put
03/20/2011 - 10:17
the scans here on the Lounge and I would put the thread in the Recommended Threads section
Servicing the Magnificent Vacheron & Constantin Chronometer C/ P1008BS
03/20/2011 - 12:26
Servicing the Magnificent Vacheron & Constantin Chronometer Caliber P 1008 BS. Disassembly, Cleaning, Assembly and Oiling The find Disassembly Cleaning Assembly and Oiling  Before & After
Re: Servicing the Magnificent Vacheron & Constantin Chronometer C/ P1008BS
03/21/2011 - 05:58
This is amazing!  I love that we can see the steps and the different parts all laid out.  Great job indeed
Justin, welcome! Good to see you here :-)
03/21/2011 - 10:17
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Re: Servicing the Magnificent Vacheron & Constantin Chronometer C/ P1008BS
03/21/2011 - 16:16
Ωραία δουλειά. Σε θαυμάζω.
fantastic job Mario!
03/21/2011 - 16:01
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Re: Servicing the Magnificent Vacheron & Constantin Chronometer C. P1008BS
03/20/2011 - 00:43
σας ευχαριστώ και συγχαρητήρια
You are my idol Mario
03/21/2011 - 12:48
Tearing down and restoring that cal 1008/BS own your own is incredible, I can tear something down, with a little luck.  But to put to clean and put it back together again?  Way out of my capabilities. Great job Mario and thanks for sharing it! BR, Dan
Thank you very much Dan.
03/21/2011 - 14:32
The truth is that it took me a couple of years in the beginning of the 90’s in order to stop breaking the wheels on my first attempts for servicing the watches. Thank God that was not on V&C movements. I strongly believe that anybody who loves watches will achieve the greatest level of happiness the moment he will manage to service them successfully. Marios 
I broke the pivot of an escape wheel of a VC movement..
03/22/2011 - 09:07
in January, during a wonderful session that VC prepared for the Loungers during SIHH.  My only relief is that I'm not the only one that broke something during that session. I've bought a couple of low cost American pocket watch movements specifically for the purpose of taking them apart and trying to put them back together.  These movements are large in size and great for own, personal, watchmaking 101 studies! Best Regards, Dan
Re: I broke the pivot of an escape wheel of a VC movement..
03/22/2011 - 12:48
It’s a great idea to start with pocket watch movements and when you feel confident try to go to smaller ones until the tiny ladies ones. I felt terribly jealous when I watched my master watchmaker repairing a broken pivot. He didn’t replace the staff. He drilled into the staff and placed a new piece of carbide which then he shaped into a new pivot. Of course that entire job was done under the microscope. Really amazing, watchmaking heaven… Best Regards Marios
Very exciting post Mario!
03/22/2011 - 17:46
It was very exciting to see the naked parts and appreciate the work that is under the skin of a beautiful watch.  Please keep up these great "in-depth" posts . I too was a challenged to re-assemble a simple pocket watch movement during our VC tour...getting the pallet fork back on its pivot was darn near impossible with my clumsy fingers . Lesson learned was to leave the job to experts!