Broken Screw Blues

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    Question Broken Screw Blues

    Anyone out there have any luck removing broken screws from 5600 watch heads? I bought this head on the bay for a decent price, but it has one broken screw. (Seller made it clear this was the case.) This is a pretty nice 901 otherwise. I can polish out the scratches on the face, but I'm not sure how to tackle the broken screw!





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    Re: Broken Screw Blues

    Hmm, looks like a bit of a job to me...

    Good luck mate!




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    Re: Broken Screw Blues

    The only thing i can think of is trying to drill it out. Might be quite hard tho and would need just the right size drill bit. Not really sure if it would work tho

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    Re: Broken Screw Blues

    I did a quick search and the general solution seems to be taking it to a jeweler .

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    Re: Broken Screw Blues

    Quote Originally Posted by vejarmr2 View Post
    I did a quick search and the general solution seems to be taking it to a jeweler .
    Always a wise decision to go to a jeweller/watchmaker first...




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    Re: Broken Screw Blues

    Ha! Why didn't I think of that??? You guys are genious!
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    Re: Broken Screw Blues

    How are you going to polish out the scratches on the crystal?

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    Re: Broken Screw Blues

    those scratches are pretty deep and somehow i see it as a crack. but the new uniform makes it looks good. i say, ignore the screws and let it be?
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    Re: Broken Screw Blues

    Quote Originally Posted by gibsonguy909 View Post
    Ha! Why didn't I think of that??? You guys are genious!

    *Genius*

    Come on now It seems that the tools required to possibly remove the screw would cost more than taking it to a Jeweler. A quick search through all forums all pointed to a jeweler.

    If you wanna spend $27.00 + shipping , here is a set of mini extractor screwdrivers that "MIGHT" work.

    http://www.ares-server.com/Ares/Ares...oduct&ID=83475

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    Re: Broken Screw Blues

    The only problem is that most of the screws that are broken inside the case are really stuck in there good. Whether it be from salt or rust, i don't think these little guys would be able to move it, just not enough leverage.

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