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      hey all novice here! Im working on a beautiful Elgin 10 cased in /Fahys Montauk 20YR

      the watch runs fine – the winding and setting was off and when i removed the stem i could see it was damaged

      I have sourced – a number of replacement stems – but none pop easily over the bull -and i i dont want to force it .

      Thanks to the course i just learned about inverted sleeve – and just want to confirm that thats not what i have here – before i keep trying other sleves






        Hey Chris.

        Nice watch.

        I think that you ( simply ) have a sleeve that has flutes and the barrel section snapped off from wear and “work hardening”…where metal just can’t hold temper any longer, along with dried up lubrication .


        You will have to research the model using the serial number on the watch movement..but also cross referencing the case manufacture for that size of watch,..as one didn’t correlate to the other in many cases.

        You may even find that you will have to send the watch and case to someone for a “fit”.

        This can be a bit of a daunting task at times.

        I would try Dave’s watch parts for starters..then Otto Frei if he can’t help




          thanks Randy – i was hoping to hear that (i think -O).. Funny enough i have some sleeves on order from Otto and a few more from ebay.. I’ll report back once i solve!



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