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My First Watch Build

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TheGingerFerret

For the record, I managed to get one of these off using brute force! Ha!!!!!

I couldn't get it back on though so I just glued it :facepalm:

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Towerhand
14 minutes ago, Nikosaldente said:

 

 

I encountered the same problem with my Tempus Machina....

No matter how hard I tried or what tool I  used, the Bezel wouldn't budge...

The reason was the situation that n0bby described...

Remove the insert and Underneath it you'll find an octagonal spring holding the Bezel into place.

Yours  since it's a vintage case, might have a different click spring than the new Ceramic cases.

Check out the photos for reference:

Removal of the insert and what's underneath:

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Try to pry it out with a pair of tweezers or a small screwdriver:
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After that, you simply lift it off..Don't lose the click spring!

That 2 little balls are balls of lint stuck between the click spring and the Bezel making it bidirectional and not unidirectional...
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Click spring in place and case cleaned :D
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Finished:

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There it is!

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SCShrek
9 minutes ago, TheGingerFerret said:

For the record, I managed to get one of these off using brute force! Ha!!!!!

I couldn't get it back on though so I just glued it :facepalm:

Hammer and chisel?

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TheGingerFerret
39 minutes ago, SCShrek said:

Hammer and chisel?

Pretty much. Don't forget the blood.

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Cigarlvr313

The thing is so tight and the edge is so sharp it's almost "dangerous" to try to rotate it. I mean it will turn but not easily.........

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n0bby
10 hours ago, Nikosaldente said:

I encountered the same problem with my Tempus Machina....

Excellent, thanks for adding the superbly illustrated guide Nikos. Completely by coincidence, the first time I encountered this problem was on... a Tempus Machina! I had NO idea why the bezel wouldn't budge, and ended up denting the case while attempting to force the bezel off with a case knife, and a big hammer... I eventually found the info about the spring clip online and after that the whole thing was a breeze... 

@Cigarlvr313 Don't give up on the bezel yet! Your insert will come out easily enough with gentle persuasion around its edges (they're only held in place with little dots of glue or bits of double sided tape) - I've even managed to prise out ceramic inserts using a scalpel. You just need to take your time and go carefully (says the bloke who tried to do his with a hammer). And if you're planning to replace it you don't have to worry about scratching it a bit. 

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Cigarlvr313

I'm not sure now if my new bezel will work with that style. I think that for now I will either just leave it as is or possibly take it apart and see if I can get it to function a little easier. I ran the movement over night and everything seems to be working pretty well. I'm about to the point where I will be setting the movement into the case.........unfortunately it looks like I'm missing some parts. I don't seem to have any casing clamps or screws. I'm posting a pic of my remaining parts as well as pics of the movement with arrows pointing at where I believe the clamps and screws should go. Am I correct? Can I buy replacement clamps and screws? 

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Cigarlvr313

Looks like a lifetime supply for a full time watchmaker! Thanks...........

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Nikosaldente
Just now, Cigarlvr313 said:

Looks like a lifetime supply for a full time watchmaker! Thanks...........

You're welcome buddy ;)

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Cigarlvr313

Clamps are ordered......waiting game now. I put the "GMT" movement into the case for safekeeping and I will still need to cut the stem.

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I think this might be a good time to explore the reason why the stem pulled out of my "6205" Rep. The watch still runs and I can put the stem back in but I cant set the time anymore. Is that a keyless works issue?

 

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NCRich
14 minutes ago, Cigarlvr313 said:

Clamps are ordered......waiting game now. I put the "GMT" movement into the case for safekeeping and I will still need to cut the stem.

h5s9n.jpg

I think this might be a good time to explore the reason why the stem pulled out of my "6205" Rep. The watch still runs and I can put the stem back in but I cant set the time anymore. Is that a keyless works issue?

 

Yep.  You need to reset the keyless.

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wumbologist

great build pal looks great!

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