The meter needle did not move at all, as it is often the case with a Contax III. A repairman quickly checked the wires and the galvanometer, he found out that the voltage output of the selenium cell was very low. He had some spares laying around, he gave me one to play with. Nice!


The "new" cell (right) is a bit too high : some filing is required. When all is put back together, it works, but the needle movement is like an on/off switch. This is not the exact same cell, and some further tune up would be required to have a smoother operation. Well, at least it shows decent values. The top plate is then easily put back together, and (without forgetting the light seal at the back) mounted on the body after the front plate. It is beginning to look good...