I ordered a new Miyota movement for my Bertucci this morning because the stem stopped engaging with the movement. Will I be able to remove the crown from the old stem to put on the new one?
I feel I missed the backstory. Is there a real diagnosis? I suspect that this is just a case of the mechanism (sorry, don't know proper terms) getting tripped up and that it can be adjusted back into place. If you're getting a new movement, you'll have an exemplar for comparison.
Cutting a new stem to length is a nuisance and I think crowns are pretty permanently joined to the stem. I hope you're making this more complicated than necessary.
I can’t find a way to open the quartz movement to see what’s jamming up in there so I thought I would just buy a new one for $9. I suspected that the crown wouldn’t separate from the stem. I’m hoping to compare the new stem with the old one under magnification. If the old stem is not damaged I’ll just re-use it.
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