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6S Century Hunter Case Pocket Watch - Cannot Remove from Case


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I am a novice for sure and new to this group. Have not been able to remove the movement from the case. The watch is a 6S Hunter Case with Century Watch Co. movement. Movement "binds" in all directions when attempting to remove from case even with stem pulled to setting position. Then I tried to find a set lever screw to remove stem but there does not appear to be one.  There is not a screw on the crown base either. 598088843_Centruywatch1.thumb.jpg.42b9d79a67287eda3583d2dc2ec72d9a.jpg What am I missing?  Here are a couple of photos where I stopped.  Thank you for your consideration!

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It should come out from the front. Normally you pull the stem up as if you are setting the hands and with the two case screws pointing away as you show in your photo with a little push it should free its self from the case. You could try a little oil around the stem and see if that helps. Some drop out easy some need a good push. 

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Thank you for your reply! I will try a little oil at the stem but in my limited experience I have never found one that I could not "push" out until this one and can't seem to find a way to remove the stem. Any thoughts on the stem removal since I can't seem to find a screw anywhere? I will post any results as I move forward. Thank you again!

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