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Hi,
I have a 6619 8230 sportsmatic which I'm restoring.
The stem will not go back in, it goes 30% and is blocked.
Why would this be?
And which side to I disassemble to resolve it, dial side?
Thanks for any advice.
Matt.
 

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If you are restoring the Watch, Have the movement serviced ;) Problem solved.
 

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It's a fair point, but the movement is clean, runs well and keeps good time, so i'm just looking to get it back together at the minute.
 

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You will have to disassemble to repair current problem anyway, Don't do a half ass job.
 

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I fully understand your viewpoint, and this may well turn into a full service.
Do you have answers to either of my original questions though?
 

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Setting lever jumped the castle and is sideways or cocked. Maybe something else ???
 
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Can you post pic's of the watch ? Thanks
 

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Well I ran into this myself
Check and make sure while the movt is out that the release button is not stuck down
Make sure the keyless section is not also sticking
I have had issues on both with a 6619 and a 7625
If u need more help
I will try and find a video showing what I am referring too
We all run into unusual problems and don't want to do full tear downs unless u need too
God Bless,John
Beautiful watch you have too

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Very nice, not seen the blue before.
Do you know what bracket they had originally?
 

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Haven't seen a clutch wheel sideways yet. I found with the 66XX series you need to push the stem release just enough for the stem to clear. Too hard and the lever will jump over the spring and cause issues with getting the stem back in. Removing the stem while pushed all the way in seems to limit this issue as well.
 

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Haven't seen a clutch wheel sideways yet. I found with the 66XX series you need to push the stem release just enough for the stem to clear. Too hard and the lever will jump over the spring and cause issues with getting the stem back in. Removing the stem while pushed all the way in seems to limit this issue as well.
Well said as I have done this myself
I wonder if the keyless is turned odd making the stem not able to go thru it

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Well I finally had time to take this apart, and you guys were right the clutch had gone off centre so the stem couldn't pass through.
Now I find another issue! The spring lever that holds the stem in position has broken!

And another lever and small spring wire popped out, and I dont know where from (looks like the round end of the spring wire goes in the circuler recess?

So, 2 questions;
1. Where on earth can I get one of those stem levers?
2 where does the second lever sit?

Any advice is greatly appreciated, this is my first 6619, ands I'm a bit lost :-(

Thanks, Matt.
 

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Here is my video of a piece by piece teardown of a 6619A. Where are you located? I probably have a couple of those levers in my parts bin.
 

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That's really cool, thank you.
I'm in the UK, not sure what the cheapest letter rate from the states is?
I cant quite make out where the little lever that goes with the round ended spring in my second picture sits?
Matt.
 
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