hands catch on one another

Discussion in 'American Pocket Watches' started by Greg Crockett, Apr 27, 2003.

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  1. Greg Crockett

    Greg Crockett Registered User

    Apr 13, 2001
    Well, it's usually not such as big deal. You slide a pocket knife blade in and pop of the bezel (the part holding the crystal). Then, with the bezel off, use your tweezer to correct the hands. After the hands are corrected, move them around with the stem through all 12 hours, if ok, snap the bezel back on and try it again. If the hands bind with the bezel on, you must remove the bezel and work on it some more.

    Sometimes, the crystal pops off when the bezel is removed. This is no big deal, replace the crystal. If not a tight fit, use some epoxy applied w/a sharp toothpick to glue it back. Also, at times the hands will come off as you are attempting to bend them. If the hands work loose or come off, you might want to see someone about puting them back on for you. Take it with you to a NAWCC regional in your area. You might make some friends and find some cool stuff to buy at the same time. Another alternative is to call around the watch shops in your area. There should be a watchmaker who can make it right for a small charge.


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