12s Hamilton 921

chris wolle

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I have what appears to be a 12s 921. Being a dumb newbie, I completely unscrewed the blued stem retaining screw, instead of backing off a couple of turns as I was suppose to. Now I can't get it to thread back in. Can I fix this, or should this go out to a professional to fix? Are there manuals for this sort of thing? Thanks for insight.
 

MrRoundel

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You might try holding it upside down, detent screw down, dial up, and maybe the detent will drop down and allow itself to be threaded into. Otherwise, you would have to take it apart, at least partially to get the job done. You'll want a good screwdriver of the right size that won't slip and scratch the plates. Lay back on your bed, looking up at the detent, and give it a shot. That's what I'd do. Good luck.
 

Jim Haney

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Hi Chris,

Welcome to the NAWCC Message Board !!

I moved your inquiry to our Watch repair forum for help.

If you can't get the screw to catch a thread in the detent as mentioned in the above post,you will have to remove the dial to fix it.
 

chris wolle

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Thanks Jim. I have become an enthusiastic collector these days, and look forward to guidance frrom you very knowledgeable participants.
 

Kevin W.

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I made that mistake too before, you are not the first to do it.:p
 

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