I decided to build my mom a watch and we settled on a pink oyster perpetual homage.
I picked up a new 34mm invicta that uses a nh35 and a 28.5mm dial for ease of parts.
After taking off the bracelet I put the case in a holder to remove the caseback.
I pull the stem out so I can transfer the movement to a movement holder.
Time to remove the hands, first protect the dial with a shield, then use a hand puller.
Once the hands are removed using small screwdriver gently pry the old dial off.
Now it's time to install the new dial. This one came with two sets of feet so trim the 3.8 o'clock set off and press it onto the movement.
Now for the hands. Everyone has a trick that works well for them. I use some rodico to hold the hands while I press them on. I also I find it more comfortable to have my loupe attached to the table and look from a foot or so away verses having my head right next to the movement.
Once the hands are set and you give it some test sounds too make sure they do not touch it's time to install the movement back into the case. At this time make sure you clean everything. I use compressed air, lense cleaner, and rodico as needed.
Now it's time put the stem back in, re-lube the gasket, and install the caseback.
I still need to get a leather band for it but I'm still figuring out which one. But for now here's how it turned out.
Stay at home dad with a coffee addiction. Amateur watch builder, bicycle collector, and former restaurateur.