Pocket watch dismantling

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  1. DrP59

    DrP59 Registered User

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    Hi guys, need advice on how to separate these plates, removed screws but is being held together in the centre, can't for the life of me figure how it comes apart. New to watch repair doing as a hobby. Have included photos, as you can see lots of muck and rust.

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  2. shutterbug

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    I'll move this over to watch repair for you ;)
     
  3. Harvey Mintz

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    You need to remove the canon pinion, and on this watch you do that by pushing the center shaft out of it from the front.

    I place the movement dial plate up on a steel block, positioning the winding and setting squares in holes in the block so the don't get damaged. Then I push down on the center shaft with the back of a pair of tweezers. You can also tap it out with a small brass hammer, but pushing is safer. If the parts are rusted together, you may need to use penetrating oil of some kind to loosen them.

    When the center shaft is released from the canon pinion, you simply pull it out from the back.
     
  4. DrP59

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    Thanks I'll try that.
     

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