1953 Cavalier 14k 10CSC stem removal question

Submitted by catangen on May 21, 2020 - 7:50pm

Hello, I have a '53 cavalier that I have exceeded my abilities with. I needed to remove the stem. I reluctantly took a stab at it and THOUGHT my efforts were fruitless. I tried messing with what I believe was the screw that locked the stem in place. I didn't think I had a small enough screw driver and that my efforts were doing nothing at all. I decided against going any further and closed up the watch. When I tried to set the time, low and behold out pulls the stem. So I reopened the watch, removed the movement, did what I needed to do and I, since I wasn't sure what I did to get the stem out, and having a difficult time figuring out what to do to get the stem back in. I can slide it into place...no problem there. but I cannot seem to get it to lock into place. 

What did I screw up? and how do I fix it? 

signed....I fixed it so good I need a new one. 

10csc stem lock screw

Posted May 22, 2020 - 10:32pm

I have had similar issues. For me it turned out the clutch lever jumped the clutch and it needs to be reset.