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I am relatively new to working on watches. the 12 o'clock marker became dislodged on my oris so I decided to take the watch apart to put it back in place which seemed pretty easy. I had no problem removing the crown and stem out of the watch and removing the movement and reinstalling the marker on the dial but now that I am putting everything back together I cannot get the stem reinserted correctly. The stem can be pushed all the way into place but when turned it does
nothing. so is there something I am not doing right? any help would be appreciated.
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Yes I already checked into that but I am not the original owner and they said I have to have a bill of sale from when the watch was purchased new, which I don't have
 

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If you didn't use exactly the right sized screwdriver to fit the slot to push in the retaining pin to release the crown/stem then you have caused it to displace. This means the hands and dial need to come off in order to reset the keyless works I'm afraid.


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If you didn't use exactly the right sized screwdriver to fit the slot to push in the retaining pin to release the crown/stem then you have caused it to displace. This means the hands and dial need to come off in order to reset the keyless works I'm afraid.


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Agreed, sounds like the pin to release the crown has been dislodged. Will need to send it in for repair.


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I agree with hub and Ausman, and suggest you send it in for repair to a watchmaker. It's a simple enough fix that won't take 10 minutes. My local watchmaker refers to this issue as the "ETA Surprise." If you are interested in fixing it yourself, I bet you could get very detailed instructions on the watchmaking subforum here on WUS.

I'm also quite interested in your dial failure. How did you replace the 12:00 marker? Superglue? Could you tell how it was originally affixed?

Good luck,

Myron
 
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