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I recently purchased a watch off eBay with broken stem I have cleaned and then dissolved stem in alum powder and replaced with new stem movement is e168 so stem not to hard to find hope you enjoy the pics
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dissolving stem in alum powder mixed with water put this jam jar in pan of boiling water on heat source and 10 hours later over 2 days you get a crown minus stem if crown is stainless steel.There are alternative methods if you have lathe or tools and I did this once before leaving by boiler but took 3 weeks heat helps.
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Old stem and new stem next to nice clean crown.
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crown with new stem cut to length and tested the loctite thread seal used and seals put back .
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case back cleaned and seal lubed.
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watch all back together happy happy 馃槉
 

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馃槷馃榿Holy cow, that is some really fantastic work Nomad ! (y)(y)

I love how you knew just to do all of this, or found out how to do
everything. Incredible stuff ! 馃槻馃榾And how about the end result?!
Now you have a flawless stem back on that spectacular Citizen,
which is ready for some serious wrist time now I bet. Well done.
Man oh man, this was just THE best to see, as well as follow along
with Nomad ! ..Thank you so very much for this post !!!
 

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Thanks Atomic Tom had to do a lot of research working on various watches so thought might help someone else.
I think I鈥檓 a horologist addict lol.
 

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Thanks atomic Tom had to do a lot of research on various watches so thought might help someone else think I鈥檓 a horologist addict lol.
Don鈥檛 mention it. 馃檪 And thank YOU for doing all of that research,
as well as thinking to help people out like this. 馃弳馃 ..It really was
so nice of you to do. (y)(y)

Thanks a ton once again for taking the time Nomad !
 
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