Watch Service: Breitling Superocean Heritage. Cal ETA 2824-2.

Breitling heritage service

Another Breitling service for the blog, and I’ve seen quite a few of this particular model. This one was sent in by Ryan, it is 10 years old and yet to receive its first service, so it is certainly due one. The watch is also receiving a case brighten, to refresh its good looks and bring its shine back.

I get right to work, before the hands are removed I align them and place a protective covering over the top. This minimises the chances of any damage being caused to either the hands or the dial.

Breitling heritage service

Dial and hands removed.

Breitling heritage service

Dial side disassembled as far as the keyless works. All parts are checked for any signs of damage or wear as they are removed. If any is found, the part will be replaced.

Breitling heritage service

I begin work dismantling the other side. Automatic device already removed.

Breitling heritage service

I have worked a fair way through the movement. As with the other side, and any watch I service, every part that is removed is carefully inspected under strong magnification to check for damage or wear. Its a critical part to the service of any watch, without it, faults could be left undiagnosed in the movement and rear their ugly heads to cause problems at a later time.

Breitling heritage service

Once the watch is fully disassembled, it is loaded into the cleaning baskets for its cycle through the cleaning machine.

Breitling heritage service

Once clean, the first parts I refit and oil are the shock settings for the balance, and the keyless works.

Slowly re building the movement, once the ratchet wheel is back in place, and the balance is fitted, the watch will run again.

Breitling heritage service

Dial side slowly getting there.

Breitling heritage service

The components of the automatic device, cleaned and ready to be assembled.

Breitling heritage service

Dial and hands (sans the second hand), fitted.

Breitling heritage service

The watch is cased up and tested for water resistance before moving onto the testing stage of its service journey.

Breitlings always come up nicely after a case brighten, as you can see from the pictures below.

Breitling heritage service
Breitling Polish
Breitling Polish
Breitling Polish

As always, thank you for reading.

The Watch Professional

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  1. Hello. I’m looking for a battery service for my 1995 Breitling Aerospace. Breitling want to to execute an £800 service as the only option. Thanks

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