I have a 70s Mickey Mouse watch. My local watch repair person said there was no use trying to repair it because the stem was missing. Is this true?
I am new to watch repair, but not to the skills needed and I would like some experienced hand to advise on whether 1) replacing a stem is possible and 2) whether this procedure is beyond the ability of a newcomer.
I am confident that if it can be done, I can do it with the aid of the many tutorials and information I see on this site.
Thanks in advance for any advice/help anyone can give me.
What I'm trying to do is create a chamfer at a precise angle where none previously existed, then go from there. Since I don't have 9 grand lying around, and since I really haven't found or been given anything of substance thus far, this seemed like a good idea to try out. I'm not exactly the sharpest knife in the drawer, but I do get the steak cut.
If there's something you know that you can educate , I'm definitely willing to listen!
I thought I would clarify this you're not going to see the metal on the backside of a enameled dial. When enamel is baked on the metal it has a problem of having a different thermal expansion than the metal itself. This means that when it cools after being fired the enamel has a tendency to crack. To prevent that enamel is put on the backside of the dial to cancel out the different thermal expansion on the front side. For example this is a Hamilton pocket watch dial front and back. notice typical of American pocket watch dials the subsecond is recessed and is actually a separate enameled dial soldered the main dial.