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  1. Ok last question before cleaning starts.... how do I open the barrel cover to the main spring
  2. OK at a stopping point how do I get this off? Thanks,
  3. Thanks Nucejoe , watchabit between each of your advice the dial is now off of the movement. Turns our feet are intact, no scews and it was glued.... ugh what mess. Recommendations on solvent to remove the glue but not damage the dial face? Nucejoe, My plan is a complete tear down, cleaning and reassembly. I had the watch for about 6 months and it was just ok at keeping time... then it took an unexpected swim and stopped working. I am hoping a good cleaning re-oiling and greasing will bring it back to life and maybe even work a bit better. I am also considering redoing the dail to a custom dial but step one is getting the movement working again. I am sure I will be reaching out again as I move through the steps. Well off to watch some other tear down videos to get a sense of the steps involved and try to match them to this movement. Thanks again for the help.
  4. Hello, Gpsluvr and Nucejoe thanks for the information. I think I located the holes each of you were referring too, but I don't see any screw to loosen. I attached some additional pictures. I used my magnifying glasses to look in the hole and I can't see a screw.... additionally I don't have a screwdriver small enough to fit in the hole. I could file one of my down to fit in the hole but I just can't see a screw to loosen. Thoughts? Appreciate the help you are providing this is my first go at watch repair. Thanks,
  5. Hello, I am looking for some help on how to remove the watch dial from the movement on my ST96 from the mid 70s. I have got the movement out of the case and the hands removed but I am stuck on how to get the dial off. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks,
  6. Thanks for the info, I am just waiting for the all my tools to arrive to get underway. Looking forward to the process.
  7. Hello, Just starting into the world of watch repair, I have 4 mechanical wind watches mostly all vintage military watches. One of my watches which said water proof ended up in the water with me and well it's water proof claim was past it's prime (water got in). Now the watch stopped working, I would suspect due to it flushing all the lubricant out of the watch. So instead of paying someone to fix my watch I figured I would give it a go since I bought this watch very cheap. I work on my one cars so hoping watch repair is along the same lines just real small. I look forward to watching videos and reading the threads to help me through my repair on this watch. Going to start with a tear down, cleaning and reassembly in hopes that is all that is wrong with it. Wish me luck
  8. Hello, New to the forum, I am just starting my first go with trying to repair a mechanical watch that got water in it and then stopped. However, the watch is an old watch 70s I think and doesn't have a clear manufacturer indicated. Wonder if anyone can help with what type of movement this is in case I need to order parts. Thanks for any help anyone can offer
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