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    showaddywaddy
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    hi i have 4 russian locomotive pocket watches and the 4 of them have the same problem when i try to wind them the hands turn and i cant pull the winder out to setting position i put new clutch wheels in them but still the same

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    willofiam
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    Hey showaddywaddy , in the watch course take a look at the videos labeled “stems, sleeves and crowns”, the answer may be there but if not please let us know, have a fantabulous day, William

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    showaddywaddy
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    it is not in the video the course is the best but it doesn’t cover this problem thanks for your reply

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    Bob Tascione
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    Hi Showaddywaddy,
    If it’s not a sleeve adjustment as covered in the videos then is it possibly a positive set mech.?
    If so then check that the set lever (detent) is sitting in the slot of the stem and not in front, on top or anywhere else which could lock the stem in place preventing its movement. You might also check to see that the clutch lever (yoke, shipper) is in the clutch slot and not sitting between it and the winding pinion. Also check that the yoke (shipper) spring is in place. I’m assuming that the movements are in their cases when testing them?

    Bob

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    showaddywaddy
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    thanks bob that’s what is wrong i didn’t know the lever had to be in the clutch wheel i learned a huge amount from your course very good thanks again noel

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