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    Cannot find dial lock mechanism

    Hey guys,

    I'm a newbie trying to assemble a watch with the ETA 6498-1, however it is a skeleton version and so the mechanism to lock the dial in place to the movement is beyond me and any guide I can find online.

    There is a picture attached below, and it seems there are screw holes in the side of the movement that should hold the dial pins in place, however the screws are not gripping the dial.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks!

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    Re: Cannot find dial lock mechanism

    Head on pic of the front.
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    Both dial feet securing position are near the movement securing tab area.
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    Radial screws on the outher surface

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    Quote Originally Posted by MechaMind View Post
    Radial screws on the outher surface
    I called the dealer and he tells me there is no dial lock mechanism because its a skeleton model. So ive resorted to double-sided tape :/

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    Need a picture of the top side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miladen View Post
    I called the dealer and he tells me there is no dial lock mechanism because its a skeleton model. So ive resorted to double-sided tape :/
    No need for a different view of the movement - you can see the dial foot screw hole, and what looks like a part of the screw right here:



    There will be one 180 degrees to this as well. If the tapped hole is empty, then find the proper screws - using tape is hack work...

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    I think it's a modified movt from a non-skeleton 6498, so there's no locker can be made. In China, those manufacturer would make one as the following pictures.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Miladen View Post
    . . . . it seems there are screw holes in the side of the movement that should hold the dial pins in place, however the screws are not gripping the dial. . . .
    dial feet.

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    Head on pic of the front.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xzqt View Post
    Both dial feet securing position are near the movement securing tab area.
    Case clamp and case clamp screw. In any world other than horology - a securing tab - but since we already have a proper term why resort to an ersatz one?

    Quote Originally Posted by MechaMind View Post
    Radial screws on the outher surface
    Thanks, Capt.

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    I called the dealer . . .
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    . . . .and he tells me there is no dial lock mechanism because its a skeleton model. . . .
    . . . . imagine that . . . .

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    . . . . So ive resorted to double-sided tape :/
    So noted. Expect a lump of coal in your horological Christmas stocking.

    Quote Originally Posted by nauz View Post
    Need a picture of the top side.
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    The dial foot has to have something to be compressed against in order to be properly secured.

    OP: What about that pic?
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