Hi, I'm new to pocket watches and really enjoyed disassembling an old Elgin watch, cleaning, lubricating, and reassembling it...and seeing it run well when I was finished. I am working on an Elgin 18s watch (Grade 82) to give my friend as a gift, and when reassembling it, I noticed one of the pillars on the pillar plate has stripped threads so the screw won't hold. I have a parts movement and would like to know if it's possible to remove and replace a pillar, and if so, how to do it. It appears, to my untrained eyes, to be either a press fit or perhaps screwed on via a stud in the plate. I don't want to experiment and damage anything unnecessarily!
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