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 Post subject: Watch 'repair'
PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2016 15:37 pm 
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I have an Elgin Type A11 wristwatch, with black face marked US Govt Property.
Serial No is AF43-13820
Ord No W535 AC-28071 if that helps

Now it is working well, the only thing being the sweep second hand has come loose and is floating about the face.. I can get the back off, but cant see how to get the winder off so I can get to the face and press the second hand back on ... alternatively, is there a way I can remove the crystal (diameter 22mm) to get at the face ... any and all help gratefully received as I cannot wear it at events at present.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2016 17:40 pm 
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Allen. I'd suggest taking it to an jewellers/watch repairers. It might cost a few quid but it's best to get it done professionally. I tried to fix my CWC G10 myself and made a hash of it, and had to get it repaired properly, which probably cost me twice as much as it needed to.

If you have the tools you could check out YouTube, there are a lot of how to's on there.


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That's the problem Matt, its such a simple fix, just need access to the face and I can press the second hand back on its mount ... I'll check out YouTube and see if there's a way to get the winder off without damage so I can take the movement out and get to the face ..

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get a magnifying glass first!when you pull the stem & crown out to change the time,you should see a VERY small button move.try pushing the winder in & out several times while watching the workings & you should see something move.when you do locate it,press in in with a blunt pin or something very thin and the winder should pull out!

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Hey Al .. Matt .. DONE IT ... :D

Went on You tube and as you say Al there is a little adjuster of sorts near the winder, in the case of the Elgin a very small screw, undo it a couple of times and the winder comes off ... learnt something new, thanks guys .. got the second hand back on, and more important got the winder back in securely too ... well pleased .. :)

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Hey Al .. Matt .. DONE IT ... :D

Went on You tube and as you say Al there is a little adjuster of sorts near the winder, in the case of the Elgin a very small screw, undo it a couple of times and the winder comes off ... learnt something new, thanks guys .. got the second hand back on, and more important got the winder back in securely too ... well pleased .. :)


That's great Allan. Pity I didn't follow my own advice!! Glad to of been of assistance.


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