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.
Dial and hands removed.
Dial side disassembled as far as the keyless works.
I being to dismantle to opposite side. Automatic device removed.
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!
Underside of the barrel bridge, all these components will be removed and checked before cleaning.
The stripped down 1120 calibre ready for cleaning.
After cleaning I fit the shock settings and keyless works first.
Barrel and train bridge fitted.
Auto bridge being rebuilt, a new reversing wheel is fitted. A common pivot to wear in the 1120 movement.
Dial side completed.
Refitted inside the case and water resistance checks carried out.
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.
Thanks for reading.
The Watch Professional