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[part 1+2 and final thought] full tear down IWC A5001

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Thanks Mark!! Great job as usual!

A little question: when put back together the mainspring after cleaning / oiling, do you use a mainspring winder and a closing tool like these?

mainspring-winder-.jpg590856.jpg

 

Or you manage to do everything by hand?

I'm contemplating to get a winder from some time but they are soooo expensive :/

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Absolutely excellent thread and glad I stumbled upon it! Thanks for sharing, I enjoyed the read & info!

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A very comprehensive and useful analysis here. Thank you for the valuable contribution.

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Just chiming in again.  I took apart my rose gold/white dial model last night to fix some factory dust issues and to grease the case seal.  In particular, the dial had some dust particles and 'fibers' inside that cast shadows on the dial.  These particles were very noticeable under direct sunlight.  The crystal and case inside was also a bit dirty.  These photos were very helpful in taking everything apart for the cleaning and reassembly.  Now my watch is clean and the rubber case seal is greased.

I'll note taking the rotor off is the easy part.  Putting the screw, jewel and jewel topper back in place is fun little challenge for steady hands and a loupe.  Be patient.  The keyless works is very easy as well.  The crown and stem come out nice and easy after depressing the clutch release button.

Thank you, again, for taking the time to detail your approach.

 

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So this may be a silly question but where can i get my hands on one of these versions you stipped down ?

 

Cheers

C.

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So this may be a silly question but where can i get my hands on one of these versions you stipped down ?

 

Cheers

C.

Buu the watch (IWC 5001 or 5007 with real power reserve from ZF) and you will have one.

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Fantastic post that filled me with confidence for the imminent arrival of the ZF 5007. Thank you Rolexman:1a: 

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