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Old 04-05-2018, 11:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have this Timex that needs a crown/stem. I've contacted Timex a few times to try and figure out what model so I could look for a stem for it. They asked for pics to be sent and they would get back to me. Needless to say no one at Timex has ever gotten back to me. To be honest their customer service sucks. I know it's just a cheap watch , but it runs great and I like the looks of it. Do we have any Timex guys that can identify this model? There's not much to go on, I've had the watch completely apart and the only info on it is the number 834 stamped on the movement frame.
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What's wrong with the stem? Is it just slipping out? I've had issues with old timex watches before where after pressing the release they won't catch again. Takes a couple of tries but putting the stem at a slight angle makes it catch again. Not ideal but it's worked for me.

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What's wrong with the stem? Is it just slipping out? I've had issues with old timex watches before where after pressing the release they won't catch again. Takes a couple of tries but putting the stem at a slight angle makes it catch again. Not ideal but it's worked for me.

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They're one piece units, crown/stem combo.
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They're one piece units, crown/stem combo.
Right, do you simply not have one at all? I meant if the stem/crown wasn't going back in if you removed it to get the movement out.

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Right, do you simply not have one at all? I meant if the stem/crown wasn't going back in if you removed it to get the movement out.

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The crown is broke off the stem as you can see in the picture, infamous for Timex. Timex crowns are fixed to the stem, it's not a screw on.
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The crown is broke off the stem as you can see in the picture, infamous for Timex. Timex crowns are fixed to the stem, it's not a screw on.
Ah, I see. Breezed through the pics thinking you were just trying to show identifying marks. I see the stem now. i thought maybe you were having trouble with getting the stem back into the movement not back on the crown.

I was able to epoxy mine back on. But of course mine wasn't in pristine condition anyway. I did use a tiny bit too much and had to remove a bit so the crown would sit flush again to the case. It made it, at the least, wearable again.

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Ah, I see. Breezed through the pics thinking you were just trying to show identifying marks. I see the stem now. i thought maybe you were having trouble with getting the stem back into the movement not back on the crown.

I was able to epoxy mine back on. But of course mine wasn't in pristine condition anyway. I did use a tiny bit too much and had to remove a bit so the crown would sit flush again to the case. It made it, at the least, wearable again.

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I just ordered a pin vise, should have had one long ago. I'm just going to file the crown base off and thread the stem for a screw on crown. It's a lot to go through for a cheap watch but that's the fun part of collecting.
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I just ordered a pin vise, should have had one long ago. I'm just going to file the crown base off and thread the stem for a screw on crown. It's a lot to go through for a cheap watch but that's the fun part of collecting.
Would love to see a write up with pics on that when you do! I wish Timex still made autos but I really wish they still made the battery operated mechanicals just because they are cool. Best part about old timexes are they're still cheap and you can take them apart or do what you're doing without having to worry about trashing something expensive.

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