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Trying to get dial off movement

#1 Post by semroc » Wed May 31, 2017 2:55 pm

I'm trying to get a bad dial off of a good movement and it won't come loose. I don't want to pry too hard and break something. I have all the hands off. I thought it would come right off after that. Any suggestions? Am I missing a step somewhere?
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Re: Trying to get dial off movement

#2 Post by Squash61 » Wed May 31, 2017 3:48 pm

Did you first loosen the dial screws?

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Re: Trying to get dial off movement

#3 Post by stryfox » Wed May 31, 2017 3:58 pm

On the sides of the movement there should be small screws you need to loosen first. Usually 2 or 3 of them.

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Re: Trying to get dial off movement

#4 Post by vintagehamiltons » Wed May 31, 2017 5:34 pm

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Re: Trying to get dial off movement

#5 Post by semroc » Wed May 31, 2017 6:10 pm

Oh, okay got it thank you. First time doing this as you could probably tell. I appreciate the help. I swapped dials, and it's kinda working! Im sure more questions will arise. Wonderful forum. Thanks again.

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Re: Trying to get dial off movement

#6 Post by semroc » Thu Jun 01, 2017 9:57 am

I switched movements, tinkered with a few bits, and cleaned it up a little. Now I have a cool, wearable Cadet. Thanks for all the help.
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Re: Trying to get dial off movement

#7 Post by mrcardigan » Thu Jun 01, 2017 10:48 am

Great start. Steep learning curve. I'm getting there, on my 30th now. Hint for the next one...Don't try prising dial off if screws not loose enough, just loosen them a bit more, or else it can leave a dent in the dial. Enjoy these forums...a huge amount of knowledge to get gained.

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Re: Trying to get dial off movement

#8 Post by vintagehamiltons » Thu Jun 01, 2017 12:58 pm

mrcardigan wrote:
Thu Jun 01, 2017 10:48 am
Great start. Steep learning curve. I'm getting there, on my 30th now. Hint for the next one...Don't try prising dial off if screws not loose enough, just loosen them a bit more, or else it can leave a dent in the dial. Enjoy these forums...a huge amount of knowledge to get gained.

Andy C
Or the dial feet can break off. I was an expert at this before I discovered the screws. I assumed they were just a light press fit. :lol:
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Re: Trying to get dial off movement

#9 Post by semroc » Thu Jun 01, 2017 1:28 pm

I thought it was a press fit too. Good to know. Thanks for the insight. Old watches are cool!!

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Re: Trying to get dial off movement

#10 Post by GJH » Thu Jun 08, 2017 7:28 am

Nice Job!

When attempting things on your own, keep a few things in mind:

DON'T FORCE ANYTHING!
If you get stuck ASK (like you did)
All the parts count... if you take something apart, take a photo before
so you know what should go where... if you have something left over, you missed something
and it probably has a home. :lol:
Take your time and don't rush, these things are complicated little machines
and when things go wrong, it can be a mess.
Get a mentor, who can show you what you don't know.
Enjoy the hobby!
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