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Zodiac Astrographic

Post30 Dec 2015, 17:28

Hello everyone,

I want restore the case of my Zodiac astrographic watch but I don't know how I can remove the movement from the case. Can anyone help me with it?

The my Zodiac is like this:

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I'm looking also for a new crystal since I when I get it, it comes with a blank crystal, without the border and logotipo in the middle.

Thank you all :!:
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Re: Zodiac Astrographic

Post30 Dec 2015, 17:44

Hi Alex,

take a picture from the back of the movement and i will tell you how. :-D
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Re: Zodiac Astrographic

Post30 Dec 2015, 19:10

Hello Kasper, thanks for the reply.

When I get home, I will do it.

Thanks for the help :)
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Post31 Dec 2015, 20:46

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there you go!
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Re: Zodiac Astrographic

Post31 Dec 2015, 20:50

oops...to far away...close up please...take a magnifier or something to get a better shot with your mobile.

maybe an idea for later :-D
http://www.newdwf.com/viewtopic.php?f=65&t=7997
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Re: Zodiac Astrographic

Post04 Jan 2016, 19:20

Hello again Kasper,

Sorry for the late reply.
I found the solution, unscrewing the very small screw near the stem.

I have tried it once but without sucess.

Thanks for your time :-D
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Re: Zodiac Astrographic

Post04 Jan 2016, 20:27

Do not unscrew that screw!

The correct technique on a Swiss watch is to pull the stem into the hand setting position, then a few turns (one or two turns) to loosen the grip of the retaining clip, then push down on the screw while gently pulling stem out. If it still does not release anothe :lol: full turn on the screw to loosen some more.

If you unscrew that screw fully, you will have to remove the hands, the dial, then realign the release mechanism under the dial and reinsert the screw.

On some newer watches that screw is a push piece.

Geoff

Look at diagram on this url:

http://forums.watchuseek.com/f6/need-know-how-remove-stem-accutron-218d-156159.html
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Re: Zodiac Astrographic

Post05 Jan 2016, 14:46

Thanks for the advices.

I polished the case and the movment is back to the case (in running condition :Prost: )

Looking for the original glass now :-?

Thank you one more time!
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Re: Zodiac Astrographic

Post05 Jan 2016, 15:03

Good to hear you got it sorted - how about a pic of the polished case?

Re: that screw - Really good advice from Geoff. Unscrew it too much and you're entering the world of having to buy hand removal/setting tools and learning how to remove a dial and get the keyless works back together (and it's fiddly the first time you try it).
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Re: Zodiac Astrographic

Post05 Jan 2016, 19:36

Yes, it is a good advice however the "hole" to remove the stem was not working and probably the movement from this watch requires the unscrew, like some other swiss made movements (probably old ones). :scratch:

And yes, it's no easy assembling the "setting" mechanism :lol:
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Re: Zodiac Astrographic

Post05 Jan 2016, 19:37

I will try put some good pictures as soon as get my camera back! ~:(

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