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    dismantling a stowa flieger (now with pics)

    Hi,

    I'm trying to dismantle my Stowa Ikarus (yes, I know, you're going to tell me to stop, but I'm not going to do that) - but I'm stuck.

    It's a 2824-2 movement, I've taken the two movement holder screws out (one of which was pretty firm), the movement rotates in the case, but it won't budge.

    There is a metal ring outside the movement that looks a bit like a spacer, which appears to overlap a base plate of the movement. But that ring just does not budge.

    Anyone got any clues?

    Thanks,
    Jasper
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    Re: dismantling a stowa flieger

    I remember pepole where asking about a small gap between case and bezel in the forum (look between the lugs). In that context imho it was said that this usually the watches are cased from the dial side so proabably this gap is the way you should go

    Why stop? Do it but post us pics!

    Quote Originally Posted by jaspermccrea View Post
    Hi,

    I'm trying to dismantle my Stowa Ikarus (yes, I know, you're going to tell me to stop, but I'm not going to do that) - but I'm stuck.

    It's a 2824-2 movement, I've taken the two movement holder screws out (one of which was pretty firm), the movement rotates in the case, but it won't budge.

    There is a metal ring outside the movement that looks a bit like a spacer, which appears to overlap a base plate of the movement. But that ring just does not budge.

    Anyone got any clues?

    Thanks,
    Jasper

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    Ahhhh, that makes a lot of sense. The 'spacer ring' really did appear to be a part of the case, so this is explaining much to me.

    Well, not too much time wasted... I'll get on this at the weekend. I'll try to take some pictures, too..
    Jasper

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    Re: dismantling a stowa flieger

    Pictures, definitely. I'd like to observe too.
    // Rob




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    Re: dismantling a stowa flieger

    post your question in the Watchmakers Forum on WUS. You'll get MORE than enough help there, from experienced Professional Watchmakers. Good luck, but especially you are dealing with a nice movement, I wouldnt want help from anyone except a professional. Just my advice. :)

    “If only I had known, I should have become a watchmaker.” - Albert Einstein

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    Re: dismantling a stowa flieger

    Used a hobby vice and a couple of swiss army knives, and the bezel came off pretty straightforwardly. I'm sure the professionals among us would be holding their hands over their mouths in shock.

    The movement did indeed come out of the front.

    Pinged the hands off - now stripping the lume from them..
    Jasper

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    Re: dismantling a stowa flieger

    Don't forget about the pics!

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    Re: dismantling a stowa flieger

    Quote Originally Posted by gg4411 View Post
    Don't forget about the pics!

    Ha ha, yes! I've been taking some as I go - I'll do a photo essay when I'm finished!
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    Re: dismantling a stowa flieger

    just wondering, but why would you want to dismantle the stowa?

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    Re: dismantling a stowa flieger

    Super secret project. Photos to follow
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