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    Studebaker Watch help

    It's partly help with the watch and help with the wife I just spent $300 today getting a grade 227 watch repaired at a local shop, which had a number of highly positive high end watch reviews, but a few things concern me.

    I was wiping the inside of the case cover, wiping off fingerprints and smudges inside, I MAY have inadvertantly touched the balance wheel while doing this, but maybe not, but it stopped but then restarted when I slightly rewound the watch. This was about 2 hours after I got the watch home. 4 hours later though, I noticed the watch has stopped. It does start again when rewound, but I was told by the watch repair guy, just wind once in the morning.
    Also, after I noticed the watch had stopped, I pulled up on the stem, but he hands don't seem to engage. I do plan to take the watch back to him next week to ask about these issues, but any comments from folks here are appreciated.

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    Re: Studebaker Watch help

    Take the watch back-I doubt you did any damage to cause this sort of problem if you did inadvertently brush the balance wheel when you were wiping out the case back.

    Also-as far as pulling out the stem not engaging the hand setting-are you sure this isn't a lever set watch? Otherwise, if it's truly pendant set, the stem sleeve needs to be backed out a bit. This is about a 5 minute repair for someone with the right tools(specifically a sleeve wrench), but a whole lot more difficult without them.
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    Re: Studebaker Watch help

    Phew. Thanks for the information. I'll take it back Monday. It is a standard watch knob, so I assume it's a pendant set watch. It's been keeping pretty good time since I rewound it after it stopped the first time. I'm not wondering now if the watchmaker didn't wind it fully when I picked it up and the watch just ran down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben_hutcherson View Post
    Take the watch back-I doubt you did any damage to cause this sort of problem if you did inadvertently brush the balance wheel when you were wiping out the case back.

    Also-as far as pulling out the stem not engaging the hand setting-are you sure this isn't a lever set watch? Otherwise, if it's truly pendant set, the stem sleeve needs to be backed out a bit. This is about a 5 minute repair for someone with the right tools(specifically a sleeve wrench), but a whole lot more difficult without them.
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    Re: Studebaker Watch help

    You were correct. The watchmaker apologized and showed me how the lever set mechanism worked and now I know.

    Leo

    Quote Originally Posted by Ben_hutcherson View Post
    Take the watch back-I doubt you did any damage to cause this sort of problem if you did inadvertently brush the balance wheel when you were wiping out the case back.

    Also-as far as pulling out the stem not engaging the hand setting-are you sure this isn't a lever set watch? Otherwise, if it's truly pendant set, the stem sleeve needs to be backed out a bit. This is about a 5 minute repair for someone with the right tools(specifically a sleeve wrench), but a whole lot more difficult without them.
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