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If a customer brings in a watch with a broken crown stem I can often find a replacement that matches in my box of salvaged items.

 

But what if the stem is missing altogether? How would I know what the business end is supposed to look like? 

 

Don't worry, there's no way I am going to try fitting any old stem because that cannot be the way to go, and would surely only result in more damage. 

 

Are there pictures anywhere that detail which stem fits which movement? If we bought a selection box would it say which one to use?

 

The one I need to find at the moment is for a Miyota 2315, which looks much like a 2035 but has a date, so I assume the stems won't be the same.

 

It seems a bit excessive to send the watch away to get it done.

 

Any advice welcome.

 

Thanks

 

Valerie

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