Can you remove the piece of broken stem from the crown?Hello all,
I have a seiko 5m42-0a19 kinetic watch which I dearly love. One day at work I somehow twisted or bent the crown, which promptly snapped off. With the magic of the internet, I managed to figure out how to take the stem out of the works. Now I have a stem with some threads on the outside of it with the remains of the crown still screwed into it.
I am needing the necessary stem and crown to make this watch complete - can someone tell me what the part numbers are, and where can I purchase them? This is my first foray in to watch repair, and I hope I can save this one. I think I will also need a gasket (?) to seal the back cover when I put it all together.
Just a question - why can't everyone make sapphire crystals? I haven't been able to scratch this one yet, and I really abuse my watches. I also have a seiko automatic with a hardlex crystal in which you can almost make out what time it is...... is there a way to buff or sand out the scratches? Or is it lost?
Thanks for your help.
Your crystal may be salvageable. If you work with an 800 grit wet/dry sand paper followed with a 1200 wet/dry sand paper then finally finishing with brasso or Solvo Autosol, you can probably restore it to near new visibility. It could take several hours of hand polishing to achieve this though. A new crystal may be more appropriate unless you have the patience to do the polishing yourself.