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    Default Fixzit by MrTimeZone - Loose hands - Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Diving Navy SEALs Noob

    Good day Ladies and Gents of RepGeek,

    Welcome to the latest series of Fixzit by MrTimeZone. Just a new concept where we show some shots of regular fixes we either do for our own watches/demos or common problems our customers seem to run into.

    Disclaimer: Remember, DO NOT try this yourself if you do not have the right tools, and skills yet! We all started somewhere, so there's no rush. If you have even the slightest concerns, try to reach out first either to your dealer, the lovely community here or....us

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    Same orientation for the watch, hour hand in the same location, but! the minute hand keeps swinging around


    A very clear case of hands being knocked loose/off the pinion during transit. As is commonly known here, this model is from the good 'ol days of noob when they use to be a lot more...let's say attentive. Anywho, that's a story for another day.

    So, off we go, let's crack her open. Simple enough, four screws off the back! Remembering to use good quality screwdrivers which fit as best as possible to the slot, with very little play, otherwise we risk making them unsightly, scratching the caseback or worse...stripping or breaking the screw...


    Wow...here's a sight to behold, notice the nice snailing finishing on the case...as mentioned, an extremely well repped watch back a few years, even by today's standard.
    Anyway, time to focus!
    Where the three green circles are, remove the screws and the clips that hold the movement in place. Ignore the red circle, that's for the next step


    Next! Time to remove that stem. Remember the red circle in the last pic? Now is the time to use it. The most important!!! thing to note here, pull the crown out to the time setting position first! As has been mentioned on numerous DIY threads, not doing so and going straight for that button could mean a lot more work later on resetting the keyless works...trust us, we've been guilty of it many a time...
    So! out to position 2 as they call it, press LIGHTLY on the button, then...gently pull it out


    Now! put a small flat soft surface e.g. movement holder on top, then...flip! out comes the movement safely onto the said surface!

    OK, here comes the main course...removing the hands. There's a few methods to doing this, one of the more popular and I dare say easy ways is the "Presto" tool from Bergeon. The cheaper copies on the Bay aren't too bad, though some tend to be blunt and can't get under the hands, especially subdials very well.

    Well, as time has gone by, I've learnt to live dangerously and much prefer the 2 levers style pry tool...after the sacrifice of many a scratched dial and many nights of lost sleep worrying about sourcing a replacement dial.
    A very handy tip learnt from master watch make Peter Speake-Marin...put the clear plastic to protect the dial...wait for it....OVER the hands too! to stop them from flying everywhere! Better hang on to the clear plastic that your watch is wrapped in when we normally ship it out eh?

    A little note here, make sure the tools are angled right so they don't scratch the dial...that plastic can only do so much protection sometimes. Gently slip the tool under the hand/s and slowly leverage upwards.

    **Note always use BOTH pry tools, not ONE like pictured; I didn't have an extra pair of hands to take photos while I worked **


    And there you go! All three hands removed:


    Alright, stay with us here...we're pretty much half way there! Next, insert the stem back in:


    Why? you may ask? Well, there's a date on the dial and we want it very gen-like with the date flicking over as soon as it hits twelve. So! here we go, turn that stem....then as soon as that date flicks over...leave it still...and place the hour hand onto the pinion, aligned to 12.


    Next, use the hand press tool with the right sized tip and press firmly down until it is solid in place. Not too hard now! These hands are fragile babies...especially the cheaper stuff from some certain factories.


    Do the same for the minutes hand...remember that one? The whole reason why we're here in the darn first place


    And then the same for the seconds hand. Voila! the hardest parts are done! Time to use that blower to clear any stray dust particles and maybe finish off with some Rodico for those stubborn pieces


    Before any dust particles floating around find themselves on again, quickly put the watch case back on top


    Then Flip! Then...everything in reverse order.

    Lastly...the most important step....admire on the wrist:


    Or as many prefer...with the special rubber and leather combo strap:


    And that's all folks! Thanks for tuning in! Please let us know your thoughts or if you have any questions!

    Until next time!

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    This is pretty cool! Good to see this Francis!

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    nice one buddy,...sure it will help some members to fix their watches....

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    Bookmarked for future reference. So nice to see a great description with very detailed and clear photos. Thank you!

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    Bravo to all the team at mrtimezone, lately we've been talking in private with you guys about taking a more active role in the forum and this is a nice step

    I'm glad to see you delivered as promised, keep it on
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    Thanks for all the great feedback people! Especially all the support @nembo has given us all along. We know we've let a lot of people down not too long ago - all because we put our personal stuff ahead of this wonderful community!

    Well no more! We feel it's finally our chance to do our best to give back to the community because it's what it deserves but also, we're simply doing what we love! (about time eh? haha)

    So please, everyone, good or bad, all constructive feedback and any manner of assistance will be highly appreciated!

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    This kind of thread is so great. Thank you MTZ and please continue to work this way!

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    This is a great thread. Nice to see how things are done. It's nice to see a dealer that shows they are interested in the community. Way to go!

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