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,
Hi, new to repairing, just getting my feet wet, so be prepared for me to use incorrect language, and have things explained like I'm 5 :)
A couple years ago, I purchased a Seiko Sportsmatic Weekdater, cal. 6619-7050.
Soon after purchase, the crown detached from the stem, and I took it in to local watchmaker for repair. It was returned in apparently good shape, but actually the problem still exists.
I'd like to learn how to fix the problem, and hopefully bring this watch back to my wrist.
It appears that the crown screws onto the stem, but that is as far as I have got.
Any assistance would be welcomed. I did find a service manual elsewhere, but I'm a bit lost as it's my first.
I need some help with repairing my Emporio Armani ar-1922.
I've watched some videos on YouTube but none of them resemble the movement of this particular watch.
My first problem is removing the stem/crown. I cannot see anything which looks like it will release the stem and I don't want to poke around inside it any more for fear of creating any damage.
Any help will be much appreciated.
Hey, so I have a question. I've got an Invicta dive watch with a NH35A movement here that whenever I unthread the stem and crown as it is unthreading the date starts changing. Once its unthreaded I can change it to the 1, 2 and 3 positions and set and wind it accordingly. How can I fix this and what is causing this?
Hello and welcome to the forum. All is not lost with the watch post some pictures of the movement with the back off Screws and battery clamps can be bought. so like Lazarus we MAY be able to raise the dead .
Steel is what you want. Preferably stainless. Get a magnet- good quality 304, 306, 316 stainless alloy will be non magnetic. Try ofrei and kas-ker. otherwise vintage NOS is always good but like we talked about-can get spendy.
Otherwise some can be cheap tin or aluminium. Even plastic.