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Today I made a mistake while shortening a stem, so what to do?

I was less than 1mm too short, so after a little thought I packed the crown with the tube I cut off an old seconds hand, I also used a little thread lock and it worked.

Pretty sure it compressed the brass tube a little thus forming a very nice tight fit.

Hope that makes sense,  stock picture of crown shown below..

Just wish I had read the post about sizing stems earlier, I am however looking for a replacement stem but as they are obsolete that will be a long shot. And I think my fix is a pretty good one under the circumstances.

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42 minutes ago, ro63rto said:

Personally I would have used a stem extension, adjusting both to the desired length.

 


what watch/movement is the stem for?

Longines cal 6942 no extension to hand so very effective in the situation I found myself in.

My own Watch by the way.

Will be put through it's paces for several days.

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I'd agree with JDM, but If you really need a new stem then search eBay US for Longines 6972 stem which is the same part.

I have a Record version of that movement looking for a case - has a really cool hacking feature that stops the second hand once it reaches 12. Mine will need a stem too if I find a case, so don't buy all of them!

S

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