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Hello everyone, I own an old Elgin pocket watch and am trying to remove the screws to the main barrel and the stem but they are extremely tight to the point that I'm finding it impossible to remove them - even with a lot of force and pressure. I do not want to damage my watch as it is an antique but at the same time do not want to send it to a professional if I can get it undone myself. I've tried different sized screwdrivers to no avail, and understanding that it is a no-no, I've even used a cotton swab to apply WD-40 directly to the screw. I do not know if the screw has rusted or not - the watch itself is immaculate so I see no reason for the screws alone to rust. Does anybody have experience removing stuck screws from their watches or pocket watches? These things are absolutely tiny!
Hi, As I said I need more practice and I found an ETA 2369 in my collection of potential patients that is not running. This is what I found, before I took off the hands and dial (sorry, no photo of that state): The keyless work is strangely not functioning. I can pull the crown, it does "click" but it's stuck in setting mode (like if the crown was pulled) If I wind it by using the screw of the ratchet wheel it does not start ticking. The first thing I did was: Demagnetize Remove the hands and dial Take pictures of the movement from both sides I will continue in a fast pace now since I already disassembled everything and present the pictures now. Cheers Alexander