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  1. Hello! I am working on a vintage watch and the crown of the watch is fitted with a hidden type gasket which is in terrible condition and needs to be replaced. However, I found it difficult to pull the gasket out with my tweezers or tooth pick. Could anyone recommend an easier way to remove this kind of gasket from the crown?? I forgot to take a photo of the crown so I attached a similar example I found on the web.
  2. hi guys I have the 8f56-0090 watch and it has broken crown from stem, so I need a stem, a crown and a battery. Also I need advise how to make dial stable on movement because its moving apart from the movement. Or if it cant be fixed suggest me another mechanism with dial and all staff to fit into this caliber. thank u
  3. Hello there watch fix fans. Here's (I hope) an interesting one for you. I have this beautiful small ladies 'Fero Feldmann' Swiss-made watch - it came in a bag of "used and to be repaired" watches. From what I can see, the mechanism seems in very good working order. Just a slight shake and it goes and goes. There is no strap, but that is not the issue here. The problem is the stem and/or crown. As you can see, there is definitely no crown. But I am wondering about the stem. The watch does have its case and edoes have, as you can see, a hole where the stem and/or crown will/should fit in. There is something which appears to be some kind of part-stem at the 3 o'clock position. Using tweezers I can pull it out and push it back in quite freely. A very small screw on top holds this "stem" in place. I think you can see, in ths second photo, how this "stem" attaches to the rest of the movement. Clearly I need to attach a crown. BUT what about a stem? A stem extension? Or one of those crowns which has an extended stem-like attachment which should fix onto this current "stem" in this watch? Yes, the watch face is somewhat scratched, and the minute hand is a little bent at the top. You may say it is not worth my while trying to get this fixed. But I just SO MUCH like this little watch and would LOVE to give it life again! It clearly IS still "alive" - though I'm not sure if it is a mechanical wind-up or an automatic. The latter of these seems to be the case - as I said earlier, a little shake and the mechanism goes and goes. PErhaps with a little oil (and lots of encouragement) it can be made good. So my main question - what kind of stem/crown to attach and how to do it?
  4. How to remove this winding stem? I don't know what I should push to remove this winding stem.
  5. Hello all, I have a watch I would like to fix my self. It's made by TAWATEC, who is no longer in business. It's very similar to a Luminox and used TGS for lume. I will provide information to the best of my ability. Here is a link to some information about it. Here are a few pictures of the watch. I have had the watch since May of 2011. I had the battery replaced in Feb 2015 by a local shop. Less than a year later, I noticed that after taking a shower there was condensation under the crystal. I pulled the crown and left it sit to air out. After about a week I pushed the crown back in and the watch no longer worked. I wondered what caused it to leak. I then remembered I had to change the date on the watch a few days before condensation had got inside the watch. When I was trying to set the date I noticed that it was difficult to pull the crown out and it was more difficult to turn than usual. My guess was that the gasket/O-ring that is on the stem/crown was messed up and had ripped and water had entered that way. I left the watch sit for a year and used another watch as my daily driver. I'm hoping to get this one up and running again. So I recently decided to see if I could fix the watch myself. Here is what I have done and have figured out so far... I was able to remove the case back by removing the 4 Phillips screws. Visually inspecting the O-ring that seals the case back, everything looks good. The movement is a Ronda 515. The plastic ring that holds the movement inside the case says Ronda 515 # 6. I was able to remove the crown and stem. Looking towards the inside of the crown there was remnants of the O-ring. After clearing the remnants and putting the crown back in, the crown moves freely. I also found remnants if rubber on the front of the dial. After inspecting the battery, it looks to have leaked its electrolyte What I would like to do first is replace the O-Ring that's on the crown and put a new battery in it. If I then determine that the movement is damaged, I can replace it later. What do I need to do to figure out what size of O-ring I need for the crown? I can take pictures of the crown/stem if needed. I also have analog calipers to use that are in inches. Thanks for your time!
  6. Hi All, I recently replaced the movement for my Tissot PR50, which was a standard ETA F06.111. I now need to replace the crown as the old stem was broken into the crown and could not be re-used. Could someone point me in the right direction in finding a proper replacement crown? I don't know the size or how/where to measure to find a proper crown. Thank you!
  7. Hi all, My goodness it's been a while since I've posted and boy have I missed this forum! Feels good to catch up on a few new tales of triumph, trials and tribulations. I have a Waltham model 1910, 37 size chronometer that I recently had some help getting a new staff for. Now it's time to find a crown. Problem is, the common car clock case for this movement has a 6.80mm neck, but the weighted case for the ship chronometer has a 7.20mm neck. Any ideas of sourcing something like this short of making one? I'm browsing Cousins at the moment... Cheers
  8. I have a Pulsar VX42-X216 divers style watch (50M). The crown fell off and I'm not sure what kind of replacement crown to purchase. I understand sizing in terms of tap size, width, tube size, etc. How do you know if the crown should be flush, short post, long post, etc.? The stem appears ok, but it is flush with the end of the case tube. Any help to this newbie is appreciated. Ponch
  9. What do I do to remove the crown in this movement? Is it the deep inset screw or no? Thank you for any help
  10. Hi everyone, I own a Victorinox which has a lose hand, it got deatached somehow, I think because of a small fall. Foyself a tool for opening the back of the case (I am really noob at this) but that is as far as I could go since I dont see any of the deataching levers shown in most of the tutorials on the internet. I attached images of the watch so you can point me which screw/lever/pin/whatever should be moved in order to remove the crown. If it is something very critical that could damage the clock I will take it to a specialized place, but I really would like to do it myself. Thanks, and greetings from Uruguay
  11. My engagement watch was a Briel, which turns out to have a 0S60 Miyota movement. I paid goldsmiths to replace the battery, boy what a mistake. When I collected it the crown came off in my hand. Goldsmith said they can't repair!!! They paid me £250. So this is when I did some research and took the back off the watch. I believe the stem is still in the watch. But I think I can repair by replacing the stem and crown. I still have the crown. Could some one advise what stem I need and how can I attach the crown, doesn't appear to have a thread but I think it should have. I can get more photos if needed. Many thanks
  12. Looking to the watch community for help with this (hopefully simple) repair - I recently bought a Girard-Perregaux 3719 dress watch however the crown was loose from the movement and comes completely out of the watch. The movement appears to be a Girard-Perregaux 101-274 (Peseux 7001): http://www.ranfft.de/cgi-bin/bidfun-db.cgi?10&ranfft&0&2uswk&Girard-Perregaux_101. I think everything is in-tact, though I am not 100% certain as I'm not a professional watchmaker, though I have no reason to believe any parts are missing. I am wondering whether this may be something I can fix myself fairly easily, perhaps by simply tightening a screw, or if this is something that will require more work by a professional watchmaker. If this is a relatively easy fix what specifically should I do myself to fix the watch or, alternatively, what must I instruct a watchmaker to do for this watch? If this does require being taken-in to a shop, what will need to be done and what can I expect to pay or such a repair? As an aside, does anyone know what year this watch is from? What do the marks inside the caseback mean - I know these are service marks with dates but does this provide any additional information I can be made aware of as an amateur watch hobbyist? Finally, what is the approximate resale value of this watch if I can get it working again? Thanks in advance for your assistance!
  13. I've just picked up an H801-6008 that is quite a cool and I'm trying to get it all going. The digital module seems to work fine (although the pushers seem to be full of DNA as does the rotating bezel). But the analogue section seems to be troubled as I couldn't get the hands to move after pulling the crown out to position 1. Dropped the movement out and the crown/stem joining seems to be broken. I can hold the stem still between my fingers and rotate the crown over and over in either direction. I can't seem to unscrew the crown from the stem either, and the crown appears to press down the stem a bit and bounce back as if spring mounted. I'm at a bit of a loss as to what to do next: Do I need to bin it and buy a replacement crown and stem? Or is there some technique I'm missing.Hope I've described it properly. Every day is a school day with me!
  14. Hi all! I have a 1989 Speedmaster reduced that is giving me a bit of a headache this week. There are a couple of issues, and I'd love any help I can get! The first issue is that the chronograph pusher fell off. I took the cal out of the case, tried to screw the pin back into the pusher, but a small part of the pin (the part at the end that is rifled) has snapped off inside the button. Any ideas on what I can do to get that out? The second issue is that the winding pin and crown now won't reinsert into the movement. I can get the pin in so far that it locks into place (a faintly audible click accompanies this), but I can't get it in so far that it is able to wind or set the time. Any ideas on what may have caused this or indeed what I can do to fix it? Many thanks in advance, Ferdinand
  15. Hi, I have an Ice watch where the number 6 has fallen lose and the minute hand is rotating freely when holding the watch at different angles. I've attached three pictures. Can someone tell me: 1. How to remove the crown ? I can't determine where to release it from. 2. How to reattach the minute hand ? IceWatch.zip
  16. Cheers mates!! Need to replace the stem on a ETA 2872 movment. Tried yesterday to screw the stem out of the crown, but it did not move a mm, dared not to take to hard on... Is this a usual thread screw in stem?? not links thread or somthing? Or just stuck after 40 years...? A good day to you all....
  17. Hi, I have a watch with ETA 2836 movement (17 jewels, day/date indicator). The crown does not go back to the 1st position, only 2 (adjust day/date) and 3 (adjust hands). From the third crown position, when turning the crown, in certain positions the whole stem comes out. I have a strong suspicion that I will have to have it serviced, unless you can advice me what might cause the problem and there is an easy fix for that. (I have found this video - but this is slightly different problem depicted (unable to move the crown to 3rd position (hands adjustment ))
  18. I am looking for a stem/crown for a Miyota quartz movement (see attached). Why does Miyota seldom write the movement's part number on the movement? Can anyone help? It goes inside a cheap Nelsonic LAX 766 watch.
  19. Apologies if this has been asked before. What is the best way to separate a stem from a crown? The stem isnt rusted or showing any type of damage but it will not unscrew from the crown. i have tried soaking it in acetone to break any adhesive to no avail. Thanks
  20. I'm working on my first Omega restoration (normally a Seiko guy) and it's an Omega Speedmaster reduced (3510.50) but missing its crown. Looks like I can get a replacement from Cousins but does anyone know the diameter, and ideally the depth (height) as well? Thanks in advance.
  21. Dear friends, This small centenary pocket watch of my collection came to me without a crown as you can see. This is a pity, since the mainspring and balance test as working and everything else seems to be in good condition. The stem sits correctly inside the sleeve and can be adjusted to two positions (winding/time setting). I have taken some measurements in case any one has a spare crown of the correct size: Crown (base): 4.6 mm. Sleeve (outer diameter): 3.36 mm. Stem (length): 9.44 mm. Thread (length): 1.72 mm. Thread (width): 1.14 mm. Square end: 0.99 mm. This grandpa-watch really misses its old ticking days! Please have a look in your spares. Thank you in advance!
  22. Hi all My Superoceans crown only screws down about a half turn from when it catches till when it is tight. Is this correct? Feels like it should screw down further. if it isn't right, any advice on sorting it out? thanks
  23. Hi everyone. A bit of a puzzle. I know there's probably a straightforward answer to this... I have a Victorinox Swiss Army Officer's 1884 - 24709. I need to understand... How do I waterproof when the crown is pushed in? It appears to have a flush post crown which the stem screws directly into. However the case tube is also flush with the case. The stem has some wiggle in it when attached as if something is missing. However looking from the inside there doesn't appear to be any evidence of a gasket. Has anyone seen this type of setup, or know what may be amiss? I would prefer to keep the crown if at all possible. Otherwise I would replace the case tube with a generic screw-down crown but that's really a last resort. See attached pics. Thanks! -A
  24. Could I ask for a little help please, I'm looking at a pdf of a movement I'm learning on, and am hoping someone can tell me the equivalents of these oils listed: Mobius A Seiko oil S-4 Seiko oil S-6 I have at my disposal: Mobius: 8300, 9010, 9104, 9415 Also... before disassembling the watch; the crown would not wind the main spring and there seemed no day of the week advance on the crown either. simply 2 positions. date advance and time adjust. I could see nothing broken or missing inside and am now thinking, perhaps that's as it was made. It had an auto wind mech. so perhaps Seiko decided it wouldn't need hand winding??? Am I very much mistaken? many thanks Tim
  25. Hi everyone, I am just getting into the world of amateur watchmaking and one of my projects is a Orient Mako XL I picked up for cheap on eBay. What's funny is I've already accomplished the hard part which was getting the movement working again. Now, I need to find a replacement crown as it is completely missing. The winding stem and plunger (not sure the appropriate term other than plunger, it's the piece that slides up and down the end of the stem that attaches to the screw down crown and fits snuggly inside the case tube) are all intact and in good condition. I can attach some photos in a bit... I've searched high and low on the interwebs to find a supplier of Orient parts and have come up dry. Has anyone had any luck contacting Orient directly to get specific parts? What would be great is if I could find a parts directory for Orient to be able to find the actually part number for ordering. Otherwise, I'm not dead set on it needing to be an original Orient crown. This being a screw down crown I'm not sure how hard it would be to find a generic screw down crown that would fit.
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