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  1. You need to unscrew the other end of the latch with a small Phillips screwdriver, then it will flip up.if you are careful and have the new battery ready, you can slip it in place without letting he screw fall out of the hole in the latch. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  2. I think it would be ok to polish it. The dial says ti for titanium. It will turn a lighter grey for a few hours/days but then will quickly oxidize back to the normal grey you see now.. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  3. Speaking of smells, I used to love the smell that came from working on celluloid knife or straight razor handles. It was a camphor smell. Very unique. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  4. If it is a replacement stem, they may have cut it a little short and there is no room to press the stem inward via the crown. Try unscrewing the crown from the stem one turn if you can, and see what happens. Then you can decide what to do to permanently fix it. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  5. Now it looks like you have one where the movement, dial and all is seated in that half of the case. If that is so, you would gently lift up the dial from the 9 area and while turning the crown slowly, see if it doesn’t come out. It will have what is called a split stem, where the stem comes apart via a slot in it. Look up split stems and you will see what I am referring to. Steve Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  6. It looks like a friction fit pop off back, with the seam around the center line, split across the stem. You will need to have a new single edged razor blade, preferably in a plastic holder to better handle it. Nothing thicker will do it, you would just bang it all up with a screwdriver bit or any other case back tool. Carefully push it into the gap between case back and main case then try angling the blade up to see if it will start the back coming off. You may need to do it in more than one spot to get it going. Don’t be dismayed if you break pieces off of the blade. Just throw it out and grab another one. Hope this helps. It’s just one of many methods that you will have to learn If you work on enough battery powered watches. Steve Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  7. What a mess. Ronsonol lighter fluid and a box of cotton swabs, with lots of caution. That ‘s one option. I’ve used it to do that and it also will not usually affect any of the painted parts. Other solvents will ruin the dial or crystal. Steve Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  8. You can try buying a longer band on Amazon. Here is an example from searching on ‘watch band extra long’. Heavy Duty Black Rubber Watch Band for Diver Watches for Wider Wrist ONLY (Fits Wrist Sizes 7 1/2 to 9 inch) - 22XL, Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07P6C7DTJ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_uD-dEb27C4C0G Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  9. I just got this one and of course the crystal needs to be polished out, but the question is what battery did it take and how is it supposed to stay in place? Is there a battery holder missing? I can set a 39- negative down on it and press the back on carefully and it will run since the positive contacts the case, but surely that isn’t all there is to it. Has anyone else seen one like this? Steve There is a clip in ring inside the back cover that may be part of the answer. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  10. I did one of those a year or so ago, and swore never to do it again! I held the stem with pliers and unscrewed the crown. After pulling the movement out with the stem in, I was presented with a metal plate over the underside of the movement, plus some other complications to getting the battery out that I can’t fully remember. I finally got it replaced, but then couldn’t locate a new white nylon ring for the crystal. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  11. My worst nightmare keyless works fix is on an Accutron 2182 day date. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  12. Pull the dial off and you will find the lever that falls off if you unscrew the screw too far. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  13. It probably loses enough power from the mainspring as hours go by to allow the drag to stop the hand. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  14. That is usually the second hand touching the crystal at that point,creating a little drag. It could also be touching the minute hand, but that would usually cause it to stop at whatever point they coincide. Steve Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  15. Similar movement and same battery. Steve Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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