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Hi , I just received this watch but don't know how to release the stem and crown . There is no arrow to show the release lever . I tried the screw by the stem but that doesn't seem to work . There is a small hole that I can see a little lever move through and I tried that in all 3 crown positions with no luck . I am not sure if that lever is the right point and I don't want to damage anything . A little help would be appreciated . This watch has a Lions Head on the crest where a 5 would usually be . Thanks , Louis

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A better pic of the lions head logo..

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That lever might have a little dimple in it, showing where to push? Usually in the hands setting position. (or when you can access the dimple the easiest)
Sometimes I remove the circuit for a better look on the mechanism. I think you can remove the circuit and the metal plate around the coil (start with that first) to take a better look. Don't remove the backplate for the gears! (and don't touch the coil of course :) )
 

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That lever might have a little dimple in it, showing where to push? Usually in the hands setting position. (or when you can access the dimple the easiest)
Sometimes I remove the circuit for a better look on the mechanism. I think you can remove the circuit and the metal plate around the coil (start with that first) to take a better look. Don't remove the backplate for the gears! (and don't touch the coil of course :) )
Thank You Dutchsiberia , Your help hit the nail on the head . I didn't read your post until I decided to investigate . There was not the usual dimples , lever , or screw that was obvious....so it was time for exploratory surgery .

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Next , as you suggested , I removed the coil plate....

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Next came the circuit block....Then the plastic plate...
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And there in it's dimpled glory was the release lever

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And Out with the crown and stem..

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Much Mahalos to you Amigo...I appreciate the help and support

Aloha , Louis
 

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Nice work! I'm glad it worked out :) And now it's easier to see if there's any battery acid damage and you can see it any contacts need cleaning. I suggested to remove the coil plate first, because I couldn't see if the circuit extended under the plate :)
 

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The circuit block did extend under the coil block plate with the contact to the coil . Zero battery damage anywhere . For now I took the movement out , cleaned the case and bracelet , oiled the 4 pivot jewels and bushing , and lubed the sliding pinion and stem . It looks happy as it ticks away .
Do you or anyone have any history on the Lions Head in the crest ? That's really why I bought the watch.
 

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I vaguely recollect a South Korean connection, It wás mentioned on the forum? (while ago) (but I could be completely wrong of course)
 

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I haven't gotten very far in my search for info on the Lions Head crest but your reference to a South Korean connection seems the most logical .

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I know it is not a quality watch....just a novelty .
 

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A big thanks goes out to ricardo

Your photos with accompanying explanations were spot on and very helpful.

I had just posted the same question last night.
 

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And thank you, Dutchsiberia! I was able to replace the crystal on my Seiko 8223-5040 watch from your reply! First time ever I did any watch repair!
 

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The circuit block did extend under the coil block plate with the contact to the coil . Zero battery damage anywhere . For now I took the movement out , cleaned the case and bracelet , oiled the 4 pivot jewels and bushing , and lubed the sliding pinion and stem . It looks happy as it ticks away .
Do you or anyone have any history on the Lions Head in the crest ? That's really why I bought the watch.
The circuit block did extend under the coil block plate with the contact to the coil . Zero battery damage anywhere . For now I took the movement out , cleaned the case and bracelet , oiled the 4 pivot jewels and bushing , and lubed the sliding pinion and stem . It looks happy as it ticks away .
Do you or anyone have any history on the Lions Head in the crest ? That's really why I bought the watch.
Thank you! I just did my first watch repair ever using your photos! New crystal on my Seiko 8223-5040.
 
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