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    Default 1931 Westclox Pocket Ben stem/crown removal

    First post on this forum. I have a 1931 Pocket Ben. The second hand keeps falling off, and it looks like I have to remove the movement to get at the hands. I have seen questions on this forum regarding removing the stem/crown, but these are all later movements very different from the one I have. Looking for some advice on how to do this.Click image for larger version. 

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    Tim

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    Default Re: 1931 Westclox Pocket Ben stem/crown removal (By: kansastim)

    To get to the hands you have to remove the bezel (the front thing with the glass in it) not the entire movement. It probably just screws off.

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    Default Re: 1931 Westclox Pocket Ben stem/crown removal (By: stewey)

    95% of all Dollar Watches have a snap on bezels, so you would use a blade like you did on the back bezel.

    This is a Repair question so The Moderator will most likely move it to that Forum.
    Jim Haney

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    Default Re: 1931 Westclox Pocket Ben stem/crown removal (By: Jim Haney)

    Moving to Watch Repair

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    Default Re: 1931 Westclox Pocket Ben stem/crown removal (By: Dave Coatsworth)

    As stated you get at the hands by removing the bezel. If you want to remove the stem for some other reason, try removing the large silver coloured screw from the mainspring plate. Reach in with a small hook and lift the retaining fork. Lots of times you can just wiggle the crown and stem and the fork will lift clear.

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