- Apr 30, 2022
Thank you, it has a seem, but I just wanted to make sure to keep fighting it. She's stuck!It definitely doesn't look it will thread off. As to whether it is friction-fit, I can't tell for sure without seeing the sides to check for a seam of some sort. If there is no apparent seam, it might come out through the front after popping the crystal. If it is a one-piece/moncoque case, you might need to pop the crystal by blowing air into the case tube, via hypodermic or special pump tool, after removing the 1/2 stem. IF it is a one-piece case, I believe it will have to have a 2-piece stem.
If you search the board here, or youtube, for things related to monocoque watch cases, you might come up with some proper instructions. Good luck.
Two part stem, thanks.Take a small pair of side cutters, put them around the crown open side facing out like you are trying to snip off the stem. Close the jaws slowly, the crown will pop off. Then you will take a knife and lift off the bezel surrounding the crystal. Sometmes you can use a can of ait in the stem pipe which will pop the crystal and ring off. This will access the movement which will drop into your hand cushioned by a clean soft tissue. This how 90% of Wylers are cased.
Fair enough but I was taught to use round nose pliers. Probably because though a few Wylers came past the bench, there were many other brands with two piece stems."I'd prefer to use round nose pliers rather than side or end cutters for that job.."
The Wyler manual recommends side cutters and their line was almost 100% two piece stems.