I am currently repairing a non running Jaeger le Coultre 1961 18ct with a cross hair dial containing a k800c movement. I have a problem removing the movement from the case. The crystal and hands are off and the two main movement case screws (shown at 10 and 4 o’clock positions on the back photo) have been removed. The movement is still very firmly attached to the case and does not move at all. At this stage I am a little confused if the movement holding ring is designed to come out or not, thus not knowing if the movement is designed to come out from the back or the front of the case. I would have thought the movement would simply fall out with no assistance at this stage. I have never worked on a vintage JLC before, my experience has always been with numerous vintage Omegas. Am I missing something very obvious, perhaps there is a rotation made to the movement to release, a bit like the Omegas Seamasters where the movement is removed from the front? I have seen an example on the WatchGuy site of a non gold version of this model, which had the case ring missing and a new one created which suggests that the case ring is removeable on my model, and everything removable from the back of the case. Photos attached. Any help gratefully appreciated.
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