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Rolex crown problem

Hi Champs,

I have one Rolex Datejust (middle-sized, steel, white bezel with roman numerals), and I have a problem. When I unscrew the crown I can set the date in the mid position perfectly, but when I pull out the crown in full to the second position, I'm able to adjust time only counterclockwise. When I'm gonna do it clockwise, it sounds like a friction between pinions, and the hands doesn't advance, or they do it with an uneven and jerky motion.
I have my own working table, with a lot of fine tools from Witschi, Bergeon, etc., and I normally carry all of my watches' support and maintenance, but before dismantling the watch, I prefer to listen to your opinion.
Thanks in advace for your help, and receive my best regards from Madrid, Spain.
My email is jngpro@gmail.com, and my name is Jesus N. Gomez. I have a Doctorate in Electronic Engineering, and I'm 50 now. If I can be of any help to you, please let me know.

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    Jesus N. Gomez Jun 30, 2008

    Thanxs repman!

    I'll look inside thru the microscope, and maybe I'll be able to tell you more about it. Maybe I can post a pic with the details. Best regards!.

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I think tou may have a problem with either your pinion gear or your hour gear, or in that area where your calender is. Let me know what you find out.We can go from there.

Posted on Jun 29, 2008

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