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    Hamilton 917

    I put a new winding stem in my Hamilton 917 and it worked fine for a few minutes and then it wouldn't wind. I could pull it out and change time but when pushed back in it won't engage in the winding mechanism. I had backed to set screw off a little too much and it came out. I examined it and after removing the dial I saw how it goes back and was able to fix that. Did I miss something? Maybe the stem is not far enough in? I just can't figure it out because it worked and then just stopped. Any tips?


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    Re: Hamilton 917

    Maybe it's the keyless works setting when you pulled it out. I once read that it is apparently a better idea to set the watch to "time setting" position before you take the stem out, otherwise you mess up the keyless works and can't get the stem in any more (you push it in and are permanently in the set time position and can't push it in further for the winding position).

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    Re: Hamilton 917

    Thank you Hartmut, that's what is was and Jay at Motor City is fixing it for me. I have a broken one to learn on so I'm going to start studying that one soon.

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