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I just picked up a rather nice 1900s Elgin wrist watch with a 0s movement. It may be a pocket watch conversion, as I can't find any Os movements intended for wrist watches. It does have the crown at the 3 position. But the (quite common?) dial is covered in cracks.

It seems to keep time fine but I can't set the stem properly and it is springy in use?? So it is impossible to set the time and keep it set.

Is it possible to buy a stem clamp for this watch and put it in? Or will the dial feet always be in the wrong positions and is that connected to why the stem wont clamp in position properly?
 

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I see no one has been able to provide an answer to your query so, my recommendation is to post this question over at the NAWCC site. They have quite a number of early 1900's watch specialists and a many of them work on those converted movements quite regularly. Someone there will be able to give you some guidance.
 

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yes, it is the obvious place to post but I didnt know just anyone could post question at the NAWCC site. I was a member about 25 years ago to get into a Ft Lauderdale show, - but no longer am. It was full of experts obsessed with Elgins, Bulovas, Benruses, Hampdens, Illinois et al (and, if you were lucky, Hamiltons) and their mag only seemed to have articles about obscure clocks. ?

For some reason, this seemingly easy question defies googling
 

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If you were to mention the serial number of the movement, that would enable us to determine the type of setting it has. Most likely it is a negative set type and would need a sleeve in the case to grip the winding stem.

Rob
 
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