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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!
I have a Bulova 10BT with one of the dial screws slightly rusted and the head of the screw is stripped so that a screwdriver will not engage to back out the screw. What can I do to get this guy out? Small twist drill bit and drill out?
So I just took this in for servicing. I wanted to remove the mechanism from the case to refinish the case and I cannot get the "Detent" screw loose in order to remove the stem. Any advice on doing this would be appreciated. As you can see I stripped the screw head from the immediate gear. Thanks for any feedback Todd