After checking each case for scratches and other physical defects we do a quick check of the crystal installation to make sure it’s squarely seated on the case body:
Here is the same case after test fitting the end links and application of protective tape to safeguard the case body against scratches.
We test fit the movement ring into the case body…
The next step is to do a pre-build check of the movement in all 6 positions:
This particular movement has tight positional deltas for a 2836-2. The timing will change slightly, although enough to warrant regulation, when the hands have been installed and the movement cased.
Tomorrow I will post part 2 of 3 of the test assembly….