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SeikoJohn
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Invicta 20120

on Thu Apr 27 2017, 16:44
I received this watch as a possible worker or non runner so immediately tried a fresh battery and no nothing dead as a Dodo  . Whilst the back was open I made a note of the movement ISA638

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after a quick search on the interweb saw that it was obsolete but not to worry as a few webpages suggested an alternative the ISA K638.101 .

Movement arrived today

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Isnt it a pretty little red box  Very Happy movemt replaced also a fresh battery and mesh bracelet and I present to you all the slightly orange/copper Invicta

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If you look closely it states that I am now a " Master of the Oceans " lol!


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Re: Invicta 20120

on Thu Apr 27 2017, 18:02
well and truly Tangoed lol! but well done, getting the hang of this madness now aren't you Very Happy
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Re: Invicta 20120

on Thu Apr 27 2017, 21:31
Well done, you must be chuffed with your detective work sourcing a compatible movement and your handiwork getting the watch working again.
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Re: Invicta 20120

on Thu Apr 27 2017, 21:59
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Well done, you must be chuffed with your detective work sourcing a compatible movement and your handiwork getting the watch working again.

I am really happy with the outcome Very Happy
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Re: Invicta 20120

on Mon May 01 2017, 14:02
I noticed over the weekend that this watch kept stopping and as soon as I pushed the crown ever so slightly it started working . When I changed the movement over I used the original stem rather than trim down the new one and I guess it was just that little bit too short and over time was slipping out of the movement so yesterday I got the new stem that came with the movement and trimmed it down and all seems to be working great now Very Happy
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Re: Invicta 20120

on Mon May 01 2017, 14:08
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:I noticed over the weekend that this watch kept stopping and as soon as I pushed the crown ever so slightly it started working . When I changed the movement over I used the original stem rather than trim down the new one and I guess it was just that little bit too short and over time was slipping out of the movement so yesterday I got the new stem that came with the movement and trimmed it down and all seems to be working great now Very Happy

well done cheers so it could be the original wasnt faulty ...may be worth keeping it just incase Very Happy
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Re: Invicta 20120

on Mon May 01 2017, 23:25
Well done being able to sort out the stem issue.

I would be at a loss knowing just how much to trim a stem to make it a perfect fit. scratch
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Re: Invicta 20120

on Tue May 02 2017, 08:35
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Well done being able to sort out the stem issue.

I would be at a loss knowing just how much to trim a stem to make it a perfect fit. scratch

I found this you tube video really useful

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Re: Invicta 20120

on Tue May 02 2017, 11:10
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Well done being able to sort out the stem issue.

I would be at a loss knowing just how much to trim a stem to make it a perfect fit. scratch

I found this you tube video really useful


thats all a bit of a faf as he had both parts of the old stem to measure and then cut the new one using the measurements Rolling Eyes
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Re: Invicta 20120

on Tue May 02 2017, 12:21


I found this you tube video really useful

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Thanks for posting the link that's very interesting.

I would certainly prefer to cut the stem in increments & minimise the risk of cutting too much away. I was though unaware that you can get stem extensions which if straightforward to use, would be peace of mind if needed.

I noticed he talked about screwing the stem into the crown but I believe some stems don't have a screw fitting. I suppose they are just firmly inserted into the crown possibly with some form of adhesive for a tight grip. Very Happy


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Re: Invicta 20120

on Tue May 02 2017, 12:34


thats all a bit of a faf as he had both parts of the old stem to measure and then cut the new one using the measurements Rolling Eyes [/quote]

I wondered about that but in this instance the origial stem wasn't a good fit no doubt due to a minor variation in length with a different movement being used.

I imagine with confidence and experience sizing and fitting a stem is straightforward. It just looks difficult if you haven't done it before. Very Happy
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