Help me identify this screw size

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Help me identify this screw size

Post by Budman2k » November 8th 2019, 2:02pm

I need to replace all the screws on one of my watches case back. I took it to a jeweler a couple years ago because I didn't have a good screwdriver and didn't want to risk effing up the screws. Well guess what? The jeweler fucked it up for me! I can't believe it. Took me awhile but I got the screws out. I don't have a digital caliper so I'm going by my metric ruler.
If I'm reading this correctly I need thread diameter 1.0mm, thread length 2.0mm and head size 1.4mm or 1.5mm.

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Post by TemerityB » November 8th 2019, 3:47pm

Here's what I did in a similar situation - I picked up a screw assortment from Esslinger and matched up the screw I had to one of the ones in the assortment. True, you'll have a bunch of screws you will probably never use ... but sometime in the future, you might lose another one, and you'll have your hand pack of screws as a just-in-case.

Log on to Esslinger and/or Amazon and you'll find a bunch of assortments, and they're not expensive.

That's what I did, anyway.
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Post by Hawk » November 8th 2019, 3:52pm

For the briefest moment I thought I had something. Then I noticed the availability status. What version of fuckwit lists something as "not for sale"? http://www.allwatchparts.com/12MM-Screw ... _1574.html

Maybe inquire as to what might be found in this pile:
https://www.esslinger.com/eyeglass-and- ... 00-pieces/
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Post by koimaster » November 8th 2019, 4:40pm

Might want to try a new jeweler to see if they might have some spare screws. My wife used to tell she had a few if I wanted to get one. :mrgreen:

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Post by 3Flushes » November 8th 2019, 5:11pm

TemerityB wrote:
November 8th 2019, 3:47pm
Here's what I did in a similar situation - I picked up a screw assortment from Esslinger and matched up the screw I had to one of the ones in the assortment. True, you'll have a bunch of screws you will probably never use ... but sometime in the future, you might lose another one, and you'll have your hand pack of screws as a just-in-case.

Log on to Esslinger and/or Amazon and you'll find a bunch of assortments, and they're not expensive.

That's what I did, anyway.
^^^That's a good idea- I don't do anything myself; the watchmaker is expensive enough without the do it myself complications tacked on.

Maybe a watchmaker would match it up and sell you a set- I even had a guy machine me a set of screws to replace some pieces of shit like yours that he had to drill out to remove. AIR $6.75 each. They can make an unbelievable number of parts on those little lathes.
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Re: Help me identify this screw size

Post by Budman2k » November 9th 2019, 6:23am

I've actually got the screw assortment from Esslinger in my cart. I just keep thinking what am I going to do with the other 150 screws?!? But you make a good point TemerityB. I'm sure I may need some down the road (or someone else I might be able to help out).
The only reason I didn't order it yet is because I was looking for smaller assortments but nothing really fit the bill.

Thanks Hawk.....ya, what's up with that??
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