Watch Service: Omega Divers 300. Cal 1120 (Titanium)

Omega divers service

Ive posted an Omega Divers before, but not the titanium version. Phil sent me his for a service and case brighten. The key ways titanium varies from steel is the fact it is a lighter metal – noticeably lighter when held, but also a harder metal, making refinishing it more difficult than steel.

Due to its hardness, it is really only possible to carry out my light refinish, the case brighten on it. The lightness and hardness of the metal has obvious advantages when used in watch cases instead of steel.

The first job as always is to remove the movement from the case.

Omega divers service

Dial and hands removed.

Omega divers service

Dial side disassembled as far as the keyless works.

Omega divers service

I being to dismantle to opposite side. Automatic device removed.

Omega divers service

I begin removing the train wheels. This is the centre seconds wheel, its extremely important to check every part as its removed for signs of damage or wear that might interfere with the correct running of the movement. This wheel looks good!

Omega calibre 1120

Underside of the barrel bridge, all these components will be removed and checked before cleaning.

Omega calibre 1120

The stripped down 1120 calibre ready for cleaning.

Omega calibre 1120

After cleaning I fit the shock settings and keyless works first.

Omega calibre 1120

Barrel and train bridge fitted.

Omega calibre 1120

Auto bridge being rebuilt, a new reversing wheel is fitted. A common pivot to wear in the 1120 movement.

Dial side completed.

Omega calibre 1120

Refitted inside the case and water resistance checks carried out.

Omega calibre 1120

The watch will then go through my usual extensive testing to ensure the functionality of the watch is within Omegas own standards.

Finally some results from the watches case brighten.

Omega titanium
Omega titanium
Omega titanium
Omega titanium

Thanks for reading.

The Watch Professional

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