On the bench recently was Rolex from Peterborough.
The customer dropped their watch which resulted in a broken balance staff. This part is crucial and forms part of the beating heart of the watch. This work is quite specialised. It has to be absolutely perfect from start to finish. Very rewarding indeed!
First up is disassembling the balance staff, removing the staff hairspring and roller.
The balance complete deconstructed.
Pop another staff in, reattach the roller and the hairspring.
And hey presto. Back in one piece.
Today I've mostly been listening to the Alexei Sayle podcast