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Seiko watches from this period should have a setting stem that pull out half-way and fully. Pulling the stem out fully permits you to set the time. Pulling the stem out half-way should let you set the date by moving the crown forward/clockwise and set the day of the week by moving the crown backward/counterclockwise.
However, for this to work correctly, the watch must have the correct set stem. I have worked with a number of watches, including Seikos, where a generic stem was substituted after someone accidentally pulled out the crown and stem (Seiko replacement parts can be tough to find in the U.S., especially for discontinued models). If an incorrect stem has been installed, the day/date setting procedure I've just described may no longer work correctly. At that point, setting the date involves advancing the hands to get to the right date; day of the week may not be able to be set at all.
The crown is attached to the "stem" by screwing them together. The procedure, and this is not a good do it yourself project in most cases, is to remove the crown and the stem. Hold the stem in a "pin vise" and apply a threadlock to the threads and attach the crown. Install the crown and stem in the watch and check to see if everything still works(setting, time adjustment, etc.) Might pay to have a watchmaker do this, this is more technical than it seems.
The repair for this problem may be quick and inexpensive--or somewhat more expensive. Either way, it's considered a minor repair.
The crown and stem assembly in held in a Rolex movement by a small pressure screw. When this screw is loosened, the stem can be cleanly pulled out of the movement without damaging any parts. The movement can then be removed from its case. If the screw is too loose, it is sometimes possible to pull the crown and stem out with ordinary effort. The simple fix for this would be to have a watchmaker take the back off your Rolex (requires a special wrench) and slide the stem back into the watch while loosening and re-tightening the screw. If that's it, the repair takes about 5 minutes, most of which is spent removing and replacing the watch back.
Things can get more complicated. The set stem interacts with a thin sheet metal spring / detent that helps the stem "snap" to its various set and wind positions. Sometimes, when a stem gets pulled out, the force of that can snap the delicate little finger in this watch part. Replacing this watch part will require that the movement be removed from the case and the hands and dial be removed for access to the part. Once you get to it, the part itself can easily be replaced--it's designed to be replaced without disassembling the whole watch movement--but there's considerably more effort involved than just sliding the stem back in and tightening down the screw.
Nothing is right here. First of all you have to go back to that watch repair shop and ask for receipt for what was done. Stem itself cost about $3-$5 and the rest is charged for quality workmanship. Yoy must get full description of work done. Watchmaking trade rules are very strict and if there were any other faults than the faulty (broken) stem, they shuld inform you ASAP and explain all the job and extra money involved. And the most important - no decent watchmaker can return watch to the customer without properly checking it's timekeeping, functions, e.t.c., so, the only one to blame is the company who did repairs. Copy receipt, write an email and contact Citizen directly, explaining everything to the smallest detail. They shuld give you full support and even return the money if you are lucky enough. You can find email and address here:
The crown or winder, should have a very small o ring inside it, which seals on the watch case. Normally when replacing the stem this o ring would be replaced and lubricated with silicone grease to ensure water tightness. If this was not done there is no guarantee that it will still be waterproof (please dont forget to rate my answer, thanks)
You are not missing anything. The stem (metal bar, wich is going into movement) from the crown (you say knob) is broke. The stem is made of one piece and screws directly into crown. You've been unfortunate to brake it and the tiny end of stem still in the crown - the rest looks OK , but actually it is what's left of the stem.
This is not the job you can do yourself, so, find the nearest watchmaker and ask for replacement.
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Open the watch and lay it on the table dial down and winder facing you. Get the hard steel needle and push down the small metal piece next to the to the place where the stem is entering the movement (on the left side). Pull out the stem while holding that piece down. If thhat piece looks like screw cap (with the groove), then you have to unscrew it in order to get the stem out. Do not forget to rate, please.
You are right- crowns(stem caps) are usually just screw-on type, but you will need to find your nearest watchmaker anyway as crowns vary in thread, diameter and tube sizes. Depths, types and shapes are numerous as well. All these measurements MUST be very correct otherwise the crown simply will not fit and function.
remove the cap and put a tiny drop of locktite glue on it. spill some glue onto a piece of glass or an old plate and use a sewing needle to put a tiny drop of glue in the hole then screw it back on and wait till the remaing glue on the glass is gone hard before pushing the stem back in .. this last bit is important so as not to glue the stem to the watch. if this helps please rate me joe