What to do if you lose a screw (NO JOKES)

Discussion in 'Watch Repair' started by Time2Fish, Apr 4, 2017.

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  1. Accutronica

    Accutronica Registered User

    Nov 21, 2016
    Last night I had a 214 train bridge screw in the tip of some self-closing tweezers so I could measure it. It said, "fling", and took off. I could feel my heart sink! Luckily I found it pretty quick and was glad I didn't have to scour through my screws looking for another one.
    I now press the screws into a flattened piece of Rodico to hold them better whilst I take my measurements.
  2. RJSoftware

    RJSoftware Registered User

    Apr 15, 2005
    I wonder if 218 has similar/same screw assortments. Or most same... Junker movements might be cheaper. 218s are nice. I love the Accutrons and I hate the Accutrons. Fun watches to have and listen to. But finicky. I wish they made the paws/fingers bigger. More robust.

  3. Accutronica

    Accutronica Registered User

    Nov 21, 2016
    I don't know yet, I'm still studying the 214 right now. After I'm finished with the 214 I'll start on my 2182. The index/pawl jewels are very small but nothing a good microscope can't handle. If they were easy to work on then everybody would do it.
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