The DG2813 Movement is made by Dixmont in Guangzhou China.

The movement has a hacking feature. 

It is not a watch we would normaly service in our shop as they can be purchased for about 50 bucks new and are considered a throw away.

Watch movements like this typically don’t get lubricated ot regulated so I wanted to see how well and long I could get it to run more like a better known Swiss movement.

DG2813 Movement

Starting on the watchmakers side of the movement, lets start by removing the automatic rotor.

 

DG 2813 balance removed

With the automatic rotor removed, you can see the distintive purple automatic winding wheel and the makers mark for Dixmont Guangzhou, the circle with crown by the balance wheel. Now I remove the balance wheel which is held by one screw.

 

DG 2813 pallet fork removal

Remove Pallet Cock & Pallet Fork

The pallet fork cock is held on by one screw and 2 steady pins.  Once the cock is removed you can gently remove the pallet fork.

DG 2813 banking pins

Old School Banking Pins

Not something you typically see in newer movements, the use of Banking Pins.

DG 2813 Dial side

Now you are looking at the dial side of the movement. The dial indicator  is held in place with 3 screws. Be aware that the date jumper is under tension with a flat spring with nothing holding it. So be careful.

DG 2813 date indicator maintaning plate

Since the date indicator jumper is under tension, start by removing the flat spring then remove the jumper.

DG2813 quick date change

The quick date change parts of the DG2813 are held in place by only the date indicator maintaining plate.

The top part,  pushes on the teeth of the dial indicator.

In the middle, is the quick date change lever which is advanced by the two fingers on the winding sliding pinion when the watch is in the second position.

The blue arrow points to a spring which keeps tension on the quick date change lever. It is held in place by one screw.

Motion Works DG 2813

Position 1 is where the hour wheel was.

Position 2 is the minute wheel.

Position 3 is the winding intermediate wheel

Position 4 is an intermediate wheel

Position 5 is the date indicator driving wheel

Let remove them all together.

 

Removing the cannon pinion on DG2813

Now we can remove the cannon pinion. Now we can go to the other side of the movement.

 

Removing the cannon pinion on DG2813

Now we can remove the cannon pinion. Lets go to the other side of the movement.

 

DG2813 train bridge pivot points

You might notice that the DG2813 has a 3/4 plate. Its kind of unusual for an automatic movement and makes reinstalling the bridge a little troublesome since there are 6 differnt pivot points that need to line up. 

The Bridge is held on wiht 3 screws. Remove the screws and gently lift the bridge.

 

DG2813 train bridge pivot points

You might notice that the DG2813 has a 3/4 plate. Its kind of unusual for an automatic movement and makes reinstalling the bridge a little troublesome since there are 6 differnt pivot points that need to line up. 

The Bridge is held on wiht 3 screws. Remove the screws and gently lift the bridge.

 

Train of wheels in a DG2813
  1.   Mainspring Barrel with ratchet wheel sitting on top.
  2. Second wheel
  3. Third wheel
  4. Forth wheel
  5. Escape wheel
  6. Ratchet wheel driving wheel
  7. Reversing Wheel
  8. Winding Wheel

 

Remove ratchet wheel driving wheel

DG2813 reversing wheel

Remove reversing wheel

DG2813 ratchet wheel

Remove Ratchet Wheel

winding wheel for DG2813

Remove Winding Wheel

Note the recessed area. This faces down

forth wheel for DG2813

Remove 4rth Wheel

escape wheel for DG2813

Remove Escape Wheel

Third Wheel for DG2813

Remove Third Wheel

Center seconds  for DG2813 wheel pinion

Remove Center Seconds Pinion

With the center seconds pinion removed the bridge holding the 2nd wheel and mainspring barrel can be removed by taking out the 2 screwsholding it on.

barel removel on DG2813

Remove the Mainspring barrel

2nd wheel removal on DG 2813

Remove the Second Wheel

Stem Release on DG 2813

The Sliding pinion comes out from this side of the movement. 

Release the winding stem by pressing on the setting lever release button.

close up sliding pinion on DG2813

The sliding pinion is made up of three parts.

The smaller pinion rotates the winding wheel for hand winding in 1st position.

The large pinion turns the 1st intermediate wheel in the third position.

quick change fingers on sliding pinion for Dg2813

The third part  are the two fingers that move the quick date change lever.

setting lever jumper for DG2813

The setting lever jumper serves two purposes.

First, it holds the setting lever in in the three winding stem positions.

Secondly, it provides the tension for the setting lever’s stem release button.

It is removed with one screw.

setting lever on Dg 2813

The setting lever’s is controled by the winding stem being pulled out or pushed in.

The setting lever pushes on the yoke, which moves the sliding pinion.

It just sits on a steady pin.

yoke hold down plate on DG 2813

The yoke maintaining plate hold the yoke and yoke spring in position. 

It is released by removing 2 screws.

yoke on DG 2813

The area with the red arrow is where the setter lever pushes to change the yoke position.

yoke spring on DG 2813

The yoke spring provide the tension on the yoke so it can return to the first position.

The pin on the bottom of the yoke fits on the right side of the spring.

yoke spring detail on Dg 2813

Built into the yoke spring is the stop lever .

When the stem is pulled into the third position, the stop lever makes contact with the 4rth wheel and stops the movement.

Main plate for DG 2813

Now the movement is striped down with the exception of the balance jewels.

In the video, I walk you through the process of reassembly, lubrication and regulation for the DG2813.