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Old 12 November 2019, 08:04 PM   #1
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Help with watch winder part name?

Hi,
Sorry if this is in the wrong section but it's the closest I could find.
Could anyone tell me what the proper name is for little metal "nipple"shown on the picture? I bought a new winder and the door doesn't close tight as there's nothing holding it unless the lock mechanism is used.
Thanks in advance.

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Old 12 November 2019, 10:04 PM   #2
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Is that pin/stud split?
Looks like it, and if so, then you only need to use a small screwdriver or blade to spread it open a bit more. That’ll restore the friction fit it relies on to stay closed.
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Old 13 November 2019, 01:55 AM   #3
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Thank you!!

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Old 13 November 2019, 01:59 AM   #4
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Is that pin/stud split?
Looks like it, and if so, then you only need to use a small screwdriver or blade to spread it open a bit more. Thatíll restore the friction fit it relies on to stay closed.
What I need are more of these fittings as my new winder doesn't have them. No one seems to know what I'm talking about even when I say pin / stud fitting... Any ideas?

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Old 13 November 2019, 08:26 AM   #5
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What brand winder is that photo of, or is that one you pulled offline?
What’s the brand that is missing these?
I presume you’re going to retrofit them to the new one?

Have you tried Cousins or any of the British made winders?
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Old 13 November 2019, 09:43 AM   #6
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It's a snap-post ball and socket, or ball and socket latch.

Probably find them at a hobby woodworker supply house. Common on jewelry boxes and small cabinets to both align and hold doors in place.
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Old 13 November 2019, 02:28 PM   #7
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This is the nearest thing I’ve managed to find – https://www.timbecon.com.au/box-snap-catches
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Old 13 November 2019, 07:10 PM   #8
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What brand winder is that photo of, or is that one you pulled offline?
Whatís the brand that is missing these?
I presume youíre going to retrofit them to the new one?

Have you tried Cousins or any of the British made winders?
My new one is a Benson tower black series winder. The black winder is one I bought from eBay which is actually very good for the money. I am going to try and retrofit them onto the new one.
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Old 13 November 2019, 07:11 PM   #9
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It's a snap-post ball and socket, or ball and socket latch.

Probably find them at a hobby woodworker supply house. Common on jewelry boxes and small cabinets to both align and hold doors in place.
Thank you
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This is the nearest thing Iíve managed to find Ė https://www.timbecon.com.au/box-snap-catches
Thank you too, I think they're a bit big though..
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