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  1. Thanks will try this electronic cleaner(...forgot coil is coated, no lighter fluid...) May be a few days to get this , but will try & let you know. Thank you....Stay safe under the circumstances...Dan
  2. Thank you also for your quick responce. If the answere is congealed oil or some small debris , what can be done......soaking or applying alchol or lighter fluid ? Do you know of any diagrams for this particular watch style movement ? Thank you for any suggestions Dan
  3. Thanks for your answere.....what can be done at this point & where are these located?....would soaking or appllying a bit of alchol or lighter fluid help ? Are there any diagrams which would show these areas ? Thank you again Dan
  4. Fixing a Timex Electric (Dynabeat) Watch (battery) from the 1970's.....with battery will run only 3 to 5 seconds once shook. Battery compartment is clean & sanded contacts. I pulled crown / stem out & sets & moves hands (....when pushed in I can shake/rotate watch & will run for 3 to 5 seconds , ...... with stem/ crown pulled out , will not run....) I believe this is normal......The watch insides look very clean , no corrosion nor battery leakage.... Can any members give me some information on what direction I should take on this problem? I believe this is a battery conectivity within watch movement.....are there any diagrams showing the inside of the movement & how the movement works.....battery & mechanical. Thank you in advance for your help.....Dan
  5. Thank you! Followed above information & all went fine . Now have a clean working Timex Dynabeat. Runs well & keeping good time. Hardest part was to set date/day ..... Finally got this set but was wondering if there is any information on the best way to set this feature ? Thank you again. Dan
  6. Greetings to All Members: Just found your website today & decided to join. From what I saw on your home page looks like you carry a broad range of topics. I have been collecting watches about 2 years. Always on the lookout for mainly wrist watches, both mechanical & electronic.......and occasionally quartz. Have no real specific brand other than mostly American Names from the 20's through 1960's. I also have several mantle clocks & several pocket watches. Just always on the lookout for any interesting examples of particular eras. I have limited skills & "eye sight" outside of working on case, dial , hands & crystal polishing/replacement. Currently am working on a Timex Dynabeat(ElectroMechanical).....I hope your site has some people that work on these Timex Dynabeat Watches....purchased on EBay.....looks good after clean & polish but not running. Battery leaked some but not too bad......just want to remove works from case to clean leaked corrosion. But on this watch I am at a lose as to how to remove the stem from watch works.......any information or vidios on this would be appreciated. Thank you. Dan ..any information or videos would be appreciated
  7. Thank you very much for the detailed info & especially the pictures. I somewhat suspected the 2 openings above stem played some part in the release of watch stem. Worked like a charm . Will see how this whole thing works out. Very pleased with this site. Thanks Dan
  8. With my limited knowledge I have found a quick & effective way to remove minor scuffs & scratching from my "plastic / acrylic " watch cystals......crystal stays in watch case. I use a fine grit sandpaper.....not sure but believe 225U.....very fine....... I wet crystal with a few water drops & by hand do circular & cris cross, maintaining moisture, clear residue & repeat 3 or 4 times, always with moisture. This leaves the "plastic / acrylic " crystal with a hazey look. I then use toothpaste....put a small dab on dry face cloth & take watch crystal & with some pressure pushing down into face cloth , toothpaste.......hold section of face cloth tightly & rotate crystal side down circular movements for about a minute (....area drys up....) Repeat a couple of times & clean crystal with damp cloth. I have had good successs geting very clean & clear crystals......but will leave marks on face cloth you use.......really upsets the wife..... Dan ( childhoodantique )
  9. Hello: I'm new to this site....I read the above on stem removal from a Timex Electric.......I discovered the clip after quite a while. I am now working on a Timex Dynabeat which has a different movement ..... but I am not seeing what has to be moved or removed in order to remove the stem. Can anyone tell me the steps to removing the stem? Any help would be appreciated..........possibly with pics or vidio Thanks Dan / childhoodantique
  10. Greetings to All Members: Just found your website today & decided to join. From what I saw on your home page looks like you carry a broad range of topics. I have been collecting watches about 2 years. Always on the lookout for mainly wrist watches, both mechanical & electronic.......and occasionally quartz. Have no real specific brand other than mostly American Names from the 20's through 1960's. I also have several mantle clocks & several pocket watches. Just always on the lookout for any interesting examples of particular eras. I have limited skills & "eye sight" outside of working on case, dial , hands & crystal polishing/replacement. Currently am working on a Timex Dynabeat(ElectroMechanical).....I hope your site has some people that work on these Timex Dynabeat Watches....purchased on EBay.....looks good after clean & polish but not running. Battery leaked some but not too bad......just want to remove works from case to clean leaked corrosion. But on this watch I am at a lose as to how to remove the stem from watch works.......any information or vidios on this would be appreciated. Thank you. Dan ..any information or videos would be appreciated
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