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How do I remove the stem and crown from a Skagen watch? There seems to be no set screw at the base of the stem.

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First, this isn't something you should do if you are not a trained watchmaker. Many people cause more damage by trying to repair their own watch just to save a couple dollars. But the movement (insides) of a watch are very fragile and some parts can be damaged by touching them with too much force.

If you are a watchmaker you need to remember to look for the detent. That is what you need to remove the stem.

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Posted on May 13, 2010

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I dont know why you want to remove the stem but here you go.
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Generic after market crowns are also available at local watch repair shops. Make sure that if you go this route that you select a shop that can reseal the watch to is water resistance rating so you do not void your lifetime limited warranty on the movement. This mean they must have a pressure testing chamber and be able to supply printed proof of resealing.

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