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Hi, Picked this up in eBay for $15 and overall a pretty nice restoration project. First problem however is getting the movement out. I've looked under magnification and don't see any way to slip even a razor blade between the caseback and case, so I'm assuming the movement comes out some other way. I've tried lifting the cystal off with my crystal remover but abandoned this for fear of scratching the case. I've looked through the forum for advice, did see one thread about Benrus in general but honestly couldn't follow it and not sure it applied to my particular watch. Any help would be greatly appreciated since once opened and cleaned and returned to the case, this shoudl be a sweet little vintage piece (the band is original as well, mark Benrus 1/20 GF and in excellent condition).
Illinois open face pocket watch case open
thecodedawg posted a topic in Watch Repairs Help & AdviceI recently acquired an Illinois pocket watch that appears to have a screw on front and back. I was able to unscrew the front with great effort. A lot of dirt and grime dropped out. I need to get the back off. There are no grab points so, I have tried a rubber ball and failed. If it was a bolt, I would use heat, but that’s not an option. I am afraid to use penetrating oil for fear of damaging the porcelain face. I am assuming that the watch is in the 100 year old range but won’t know until I get the serial number off the movement. it is clear, the case has not been opened in a very long time. What is the best way to open it?
How To Identify And Order Caseback?
haratua posted a topic in Watch Repairs Help & Advice