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    Default How to remove crown to waterproof?

    I just received a PloProf, version 2, with o-ring behind the back plate. The version that there should be a possibility to "waterproof" to a certain extent.
    I also purchased some silicone oil as I've read it's a very good idea to grease up the o-ring. But what about the crown - how can I remove that to grease it? I think there's an o-ring somewhere in there as well right, that also should be greased? Do I just pull and screw and hope for the best or is there some trick to avoid damaging something?

    Thanks in advance

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    Come on guys, I'm sure some of you have done this before

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    There is a very small pusher on the movemnt on top of the stem. find the screwdriver that fits into the slot perfectly. put the crown to the time set position then depress the button and pull out the stem.

    You use the correct size driver so you cannot overpress the button.


    READ THIS. to insert the stem back in DO NOT push the stem release button! Just slide the stem back in while turning back and forth slowly.

    you can get into alot of trouble with this as keyless messups are not rare by any means. once you've done it a few times it's as easy as pie. mabey pickup a pos from walmart to practice on.

    Good luck.

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    Thanks Frigpig for the guidance. Opening my watch, I see two wholes/screws that could be the "pusher". I attached a pic here with two yellow number marking on them - is it one of them?


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    mate, as frigpig said:

    There is a very small pusher on the movemnt on top of the stem. find the screwdriver that fits into the slot perfectly. put the crown to the time set position then depress the button and pull out the stem.

    You use the correct size driver so you cannot overpress the button.

    This refers to number 1 in your pic..be careful with it..

    it is easy to mess up the keyless works..

    Good luck!

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    #1 is the one. It's a pusher not a screw. This question scared me. Take your watch to a smith and get them to show you how to do it. Give em 5 bucks for their help. It'll be the best 5 bucks you ever spent.

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    Hmm yes, maybe I'm better off with the pro-assistance...although I'm tempted.
    Seems a paper clip or needle would fit well in there

    I've greased up the back-plate o-ring and tightened it really good so I think I'll do a pressure test now and see if it holds tight. If not I'll revisit the crown.. Maybe get a $10 watch and experiment on that.

    Thanks for your advice guys!

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    Tell us what was result at waterproof test, did watch pass test or not ?

    Thx, vuca

    Quote Originally Posted by normar View Post
    Hmm yes, maybe I'm better off with the pro-assistance...although I'm tempted.
    Seems a paper clip or needle would fit well in there

    I've greased up the back-plate o-ring and tightened it really good so I think I'll do a pressure test now and see if it holds tight. If not I'll revisit the crown.. Maybe get a $10 watch and experiment on that.

    Thanks for your advice guys!

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    Hi Vuca,

    Unfortunately it did not pass the test. They did a 10 ATM in a pressure chamber and told me it leaked. I have given up on making it water proof for now - maybe I'll take it to a smith one day and see if he can do it..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frigpig View Post
    There is a very small pusher on the movemnt on top of the stem. find the screwdriver that fits into the slot perfectly. put the crown to the time set position then depress the button and pull out the stem.

    You use the correct size driver so you cannot overpress the button.


    READ THIS. to insert the stem back in DO NOT push the stem release button! Just slide the stem back in while turning back and forth slowly.

    you can get into alot of trouble with this as keyless messups are not rare by any means. once you've done it a few times it's as easy as pie. mabey pickup a pos from walmart to practice on.

    Good luck.
    I love reading posts like this.. after i pressed like hell on the pusher when trying to reinsert my stem. I now have a watch i cant use since the stem dosent "click" into place. It just falls out again. Im lucky this happened on my 350$ Rolex hulk

    Thnx, i will now practice on the POS watches i have laying around.

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    You live and learn Made the same mistake some time ago.

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    Frigpig:
    There is a very small pusher on the movemnt on top of the stem. find the screwdriver that fits into the slot perfectly. put the crown to the time set position then depress the button and pull out the stem.

    You use the correct size driver so you cannot overpress the button.
    Justlounging:
    There is a very small pusher on the movemnt on top of the stem. find the screwdriver that fits into the slot perfectly. put the crown to the time set position then depress the button and pull out the stem.

    You use the correct size driver so you cannot overpress the button.
    And normar comes back with:
    Seems a paper clip or needle would fit well in there
    Amazing! And people wonder why they continually screw up keyless works!

    I really miss the facepalm icon from RWI....

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    Plenty of videos on how to remove a crown on Youtube.

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