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Misshollypocket

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  1. I can’t edit this post for some reason but I took a couple pics of my watches to help
  2. Hi there, I’m having a really difficult time getting the screw links out of my Nixon Faucet and now my new Fossil watch. I’ve watched a bunch of videos on how to remove this type of link from watches, but none of them look like these. For one, a lot of the screw links I’ve seen in the video are flush to the link and seem to be in tight. Also, many of them have those arrows pointing to which side to take it out from. Neither of my watches are like that. In both cases, the screws are sunk in below the end of the link, there are screws on both sides of the link and no arrows, and finally and most frustrating, the screws don’t feel tightly screwed. I have no trouble twisting them. But I can twist em all day long and not have them move at all to come out. I was following the ol ‘righty tighty, lefty loosey’ thing as I expected was proper but hasn’t done a thing to get the screws out of either watch, so I tried breaking the rules and going other way, figuring the worst could happen is I’d tighten it but it still hasn’t gotten me anywhere. Can someone please give me some advice? Any tips or tricks you can think of cuz my idea tank is outta gas. Ha Thanks in Advance, holly
  3. Thanks everyone for being so helpful!! Hopefully I’ll be able to work this problem out. However, it seems to be an issue specific to Nixon. I realized on closer examination that the crown pins are snapped off, which must have happened when I pressed the back back in. I have a bunch of old junk watches to use so I’ll check out some of the videos and files you’ve given me and then just try a couple things. The only solution I can think of though is to take the crown pin out and put the back on then put the crown pin in after, but I’m not sure if it’s going to work. But thanks to the quarantine and social distancing I’ve got plenty of free time! But if you all know anyone who is a whiz with Nixon watches in particular, I would love you forever if you point me in their direction!! I have several Nixon and several conundrums in relation to them. Thanks again!!
  4. Hello everyone! I’m Holly and I’ve developed a passion for watch repair over the past year. It started with my dad showing me how to easily adjust the strap on my watch instead of paying a fortune at jewelry store. We both had a love of watches, and it’s something that we shared that I will always treasure. He bought me my first set of tools for basic repairs, and taught me how to do quite a bit considering he taught himself! I absorbed everything I learned and started watching tutorial videos and eventually came back and taught my dad a couple things. I’ve since gone way beyond his knowledge and he started giving me his watches to fix. He passed away a few months ago and it’s my goal to eventually fix every watch in the collection he left me. Some are going to be really hard probably but I’m determined. I also have things to fix on my own watches and I can usually manage but I’m happy that I found this group. I don’t know anyone who shares my interest in this and the only other people who can possibly answer my questions will expect to be paid. Ha I hope that some of you will be able to help me with some of my problems (I already posted a couple questions about my Nixon watches), and I hope I can also be of service to some of you! Thanks for having me! Take care
  5. I actually have a couple problems I could use some help with. I’ll start with the more serious one I guess. I don’t have any trouble getting the back off my watches or changing the battery, but every time I use my tool to snap the back back on, something happens to the crown pin. It just lets go and comes out. I thought it was a strange occurrence the first time but I tried another one this week and got the same results. I’ve done this same thing on hundreds of other watches of different types and brands but never ran into this problem before. Can someone please help me figure out what I’m doing wrong? Also, a couple of my watches don’t seem to be able to adjust to my teeny tiny wrist size. In my Monarch, the majority of the links don’t have holes to remove the pins. Is there any other way to remove a couple links. Any advice would be appreciated immensely!!!
  6. Hi, perhaps this was already answered above and I missed it. I don’t have any trouble getting the back off my watches or changing the battery, but every time I use my tool to snap the back back on, something happens to the crown pin. It just lets go and comes out. I thought it was a strange occurrence the first time but I tried another one this week and got the same results. Can someone please help me figure out what I’m doing wrong?
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