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Removing push style stems is generally very straight forward and not very difficult. You will need to remove the back from the watch to begin. For help with this see our How To Open a Watch Back article. If you are ever unsure about any aspect of working on your watch we recommend bringing it to a professional watchmaker to prevent damaging the watch.



pushButton-finding the stem release removing watch stem

Step 1

Locate the dimple. Like in these two photos, each movement is different and some watch stems must be in the time setting position for you to be able to see the dimple.
If you cannot locate it, pull the stem in and out to help you locate.







Step 2

With a tweezers, gently press down on the dimple.











removing watch stem pushButton-removing_the_stemStep 3

While pressing down on the dimple remove the stem. The stem should slide out of the movement without a great deal of force.











  1. Tao, April 28, 2017 at 2:07 am:

    Hello Esslinger Team !
    I found you website very helpful ! Thanks for this amazing Website,
    I’ve just broke the STEM of my watch, Brand: GUESS – MODEL: W0076G1
    And don’t which STEM model should I purchase on your Website,

    Many thanks for your Help !

  2. Esslinger Staff, April 28, 2017 at 1:45 pm:

    Hi, to obtain the correct stem you need to identify the movement. Learn how to ID watch movements here
    You can then order the stem directly in our our website here