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arrhgh! Lost the tiny little battery grounding screw...

November 21, 2012 01:39AM
In my wife's favorite GUCCI, no less. ( Model 6100L)

This watch has an easy-snap back (happily) but I had the watch sitting disassembled on the workbench when a small disaster nearby scattered the parts far and wide.
Found the battery clip, but its little screw is GONE Frowning, Sad

I had to grind down a miniature screwdriver to make something small enough to get this screw out, it had a head diameter of about 1mm but a shaft diameter of only .33mm - and probably half a mm long overall. "Gone with the wind" could not find it on the shop floor...

Is there some standard package of micro watch screws that fit 90% of quartz watches?
I emailed gucci about it but they were not the least bit helpful.

I guess if I took it to a busy watch repair guy they probably could round up a suitable screw for it - but since I'm an hour from even a small town I'm pondering how I might be able to "McGyver" it.

I notice that the watch appears to have FOUR of these screws originally (at least they appear identical on the outside) - one for the battery hold-down, one in the movement plate, and two that appear to be holding down the ends of a long red "coil". I was wondering if it was adviseable to attempt to borrow one of the "coil" screws (assuming that they do not have an electrical function like the battery hold-down screw) - and just tack one end of the coil down with some glue... I suppose its only a slim chance that the screws for the coil are the right length - but still...

Silly idea, or possible? ( I don't want to mess with that coil if its something real fragile... )

Any and all advice is appreciated. See attached pics!


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rockandroller325November 21, 2012 01:39AM

You could get an assortment of screws URL

Dave M190November 22, 2012 02:42AM



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