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    Default Tissot crown removal

    Can anyone tell me what the procedure is to remove the crown from this wristwatch. I would like to get at the dial, and clean it.The movement is marked as a Tissot 2700. I am sending along a pic of the back of the watch.

    Thanks for any help.

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    Default Re: Tissot crown removal (RE: leghorn)

    I think you need to press in the small stud just to the right of centre under the winding crown in the picture, while you gently pull out the crown: the stem should then be released. I suggest this as there's no sign of a screw holding the setting piece.

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    Default Re: Tissot crown removal (RE: gmorse)

    Quote Originally Posted by gmorse View Post
    I think you need to press in the small stud just to the right of centre under the winding crown in the picture, while you gently pull out the crown: the stem should then be released. I suggest this as there's no sign of a screw holding the setting piece.

    I tried your suggestion,to no avail. I don't know what that stud is for, but it does not move. Perhaps a guide pin.

    gmorse, thanks for your reply.

    Still looking for help on this one.

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    Default Re: Tissot crown removal (RE: leghorn)

    If it won't push in, will it lift up? Otherwise all I can think of is, maybe it's a split stem? This is very puzzling!

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    Default Re: Tissot crown removal (RE: gmorse)

    Depending on just how the cosmetics of the dial have deteriorated, cleaning it may not be possible. Water damage, deterioration of the lacquered or painted finish, tarnish, these are some of the things that will be difficult or impossible to correct. That, plus any attempt to clean the dial should be done with the hands and dial OFF the watch! If you were to be able to surmount the problem of getting the movement out of the case, the challenges of removing hands, loosening the dial screws, etc. will make getting it out of the case seem simple. You might want to reconsider doing it yourself if it is an important watch.

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    Default Re: Tissot crown removal (RE: doug sinclair)

    that is how to remove the stem is by pushing down that pin, if it doesn't move then you probably have a rust problem, these cases were barely dust proof let alone water resistant, perspiration was a common problem.

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    Default Re: Tissot crown removal (RE: dAz57)

    I would like to thank everyone who responded to my thread. It sounds like I have a rust problem, with that pin not moving. I will see if I can get it going, and release the crown/stem combo.


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    Default Re: Tissot crown removal (RE: leghorn)

    I'm baaack.
    I just wanted to do a follow-up on this thread; daz57 was on the money, the release was frozen, I guess do to rust. An application of " Breakfree CLP", and about a week of sitting did the trick. The crown and stem came right out.

    Thanks for all the help.

    leghorn

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