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Today I decided to do a restore by lottery, first the traditional blindfold and a fast mix with the tombola wheel.
Voilà the long lost TIMEX box gets chosen, well on with the blindfold on again I choose which movement to practice on.
Obviously it will be an 34320-10880 diver with a missing Bezel. Case back comes off with traditional rubber sealing hanging from it, swoosh the rotor gets air born and it seems to be a walk in the park.
But that is how far I got, usually there is a spring holding the movement and dial in place in the case.. no matter how I turn and try to find such a device I cant see it anywhere.
So humbled by this experience I have to ask advice from the TIMEX professionals on how to remove this movement, do I remove the Chrystal and tear it out from the top or is there a swifter way?

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Looks like there are four tabs holding it to the dial at about 1,5, 7, and 11 o'clock. On the Timexes I've worked on, gently straightening those will free the movement from the dial, leaving the center wheel and hands behind. I've only worked on a few though, so don't take this as gospel!

 

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well it looks like you figured out that is an out the front case.  actually that case is used for both manual and automatic movements.

Each would have a different case back.  Good luck with the repair, if you need the stem crown I may have one.

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Thank you for the offer JerseyMo but I had both the stem and crown.
Now everything is clean and oiled and back in place, gave me a surprisingly  tough match to get it running with a strong clean beat.
And no I didn't polish the glass, I cheated with a new one.
If someone would have a fitting bezel i might have something to swap with....

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