I was so happy with the recent purchase of this 25-year old Calatrava 5022R.
Wearing it for 2 weeks straight I noticed
it keeps excellent time, it is fun to look at, and the dial looks spectacular
in my eyes.
So all was good, yes? Well, unfortunately, no. Why??
It was too tight to wind, never reached resistance when winding, and stopped running arbitrarily 12, 26, or 20 or etc. hours later.
It went to the “spa” and came back today after a 2nd complete overhaul was done, especially to correct the misfitted rubber gasket designed to seal the movement, which was the cause of the trouble.
And there is perfect timing to my story because a custom-made strap I ordered in August just arrived today. So it’s now on my wrist, with new shoes, and hopefully home for good.