I have a D&G quite smart chronograph with the sub dials at 12, 9 and 6 and the date at the 4 mark, it is marked SII O VD57B but all I seem to find online is VD57C's which have the same arrangement of sub dials. Will a C fit in the B case? I can get a Chinese one for ten pounds delivered which for a named brand like D&G isn't unreasonable, I do have a VD53B with sub dials at 9, 6 and 3 and a 54B again with the same arrangement as the 53.
The movement works fine for a few seconds but also the stem pulls out which suggests to me the stem release is perhaps damaged? I am wondering if they are universal stems but it seems not as I put a Triwa's VD54B into my Sekonda VD53B which is now jammed and won't release the stem whatsoever and its permanently stopped too.
I would prefer to try and fix the stem maybe with a new one if the current 57B one is damaged, it seems OK but all it takes is a little bit shaved off these weak bits of metal and its toast. I suspect the stem release on these are a little dickywampus but no amount of pokery is releasing the little tang inside the "push" hole which is what I think the D&G one has wrong.
Any advice appreciated, this will be my first chrono attempt lol