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    Disassembly Trick

    I have an Adolf Schild AS 1525 Caliber in a Marnic Gotham wristwatch case. I have removed the stem, and the two screws holding the movement into the case. The movement, and dial spin freely in the case but will not fall out. I can not figure out how to remove it without brute force. Is there a technique or method I am unaware of.
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    I think the screws hold it so it does not fall out from the crystal side 🙂. Can you check if there is the ring with the crystal that can be taken off?
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    To my eye...... I don't see one.

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    There is a split line between where the bezel?? meets the back case?

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    Yes, usually you can see a spilt line. Not there?
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    Re: Disassembly Trick

    Agree with the crystal side solution. Another possibility is that the crystal can be removed with a crystal lift. Is there a cylindrical area on the outside edge of the crystal?

    Here are some examples of such crystals:

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    The crystal lift grasps the cylindrical section and squeezes it in, loosening the edge of the crystal from the groove in the case. You can google Crystal Lift to get an idea of what I'm talking about and a cheap one (Esslinger, $15) is adequate.
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    Re: Disassembly Trick

    Not on the top along the side. Will try to get a photo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gnorman19 View Post
    Not on the top along the side. Will try to get a photo.
    Well nevermind. An injudicious poke at the slit popped the crystal and the upper bezel off. Sometimes luck with the guidance of the knowledgeable can be successful!!!
    Many thanks. Now it looks like I will need a hand puller. Still waiting on my basic tools from Esslinger.....
    Grazie Mille (Italian for thousand thanks), I think!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExpiredWatchdog View Post
    Agree with the crystal side solution. Another possibility is that the crystal can be removed with a crystal lift. Is there a cylindrical area on the outside edge of the crystal?

    Here are some examples of such crystals:

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    The crystal lift grasps the cylindrical section and squeezes it in, loosening the edge of the crystal from the groove in the case. You can google Crystal Lift to get an idea of what I'm talking about and a cheap one (Esslinger, $15) is adequate.
    Hello and thanks ExpiredWatchdog, as noted above, I got lucky! Appreciate the assistance!

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    You're welcome. Just don't get me started about dynamic pressure.
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    Re: Disassembly Trick

    Quote Originally Posted by ExpiredWatchdog View Post
    Agree with the crystal side solution. Another possibility is that the crystal can be removed with a crystal lift. Is there a cylindrical area on the outside edge of the crystal?

    Here are some examples of such crystals:

    Name:  GS Crystals.JPG
Views: 44
Size:  17.9 KB

    The crystal lift grasps the cylindrical section and squeezes it in, loosening the edge of the crystal from the groove in the case. You can google Crystal Lift to get an idea of what I'm talking about and a cheap one (Esslinger, $15) is adequate.
    Howdy again Sir!!
    While attempting to clean the upper bezel ring with the crystal in it, the crystal decided to become detached. I am supposing my previous optimism about crystal lifting and such was premature. Thanks for the google idea.

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