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Two- Part Stem Removal Made Easy!

Submitted by bobbee on June 13, 2012 - 5:18pm

Here is something I discovered not ten minutes ago. If you have a "waterproof" watch with a two-part stem, the usual way to remove the stem is to pull out the crown, then wind back a little to release the "bind" of the stem, and then pull the stem out. On four of my watches I have two where it is difficult and traumatic to remove the stem, and it worries me that I might one day break it, as I did on my Surf King's. Well, on my new Water-tite I posted recently, I could not remove the stem, and have just tried it again, but had a Brainwave.

Just an update on the 'Westover' Crystal

Submitted by GVP on June 12, 2012 - 7:18am

As posted on the watch in the database, if in fact it is a westover (has anyone got an add yet please?) 


Ok people. My friend 57vert and I have been trying to get to the bottom of the "Westover" crystal saga after, as in previous messages here, I found the G-S crystal that was noted by other members was incorrect and would not fit. So here is the full information we have found, hope it is helpful to some. Thanks again to Charles for taking the watch and spending hours searching to get this info.

Treasure vs Treasurer

Submitted by NOVA on June 11, 2012 - 11:41am

Some of you will recall a long standing debate about whether there was a model called the "Treasure" or whether the "Treasure" listing in the crystal catalog was simply an error, and the only model that existed was the "Treasurer".

If you don't recall those discussions, then below is an example of one such exchange, which was originally posted here:

So Nova inspired me.

Submitted by plainsmen on June 10, 2012 - 6:13pm

Went to the Minneapolis Hennepin Co Library today. Looked at and took pics of all theri Montgomery Wards fom about 1938-1960. Spoegels from aboit 1950-56.... library closed and i had about 5 or 6 more Spiegels fom about 57-59.

Lots of ads... maybe one suprise or two but not many.... also I took a picture of the cover of each catalog so we know which ad came from which catalog. Maybe we can cut down on some reresearching the same places over and over.

Dunno when I'll be able to get them downloaded. What fun! Seriously it was like treasure hunting!

And for every good story

Submitted by plainsmen on June 6, 2012 - 11:58pm

There maybe one of rescue!  I rescued this guys grandfathers watch when he so empathetically sold it off on ebay... hey... what a great kid.  Got this rare Physician for a silly price... like I stole it out of his grandpas sockdrawer... (yes, he seriously said after his grandpa died he found this watch in his sock drawer and now its on ebay)