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Greetings all. I recently acquired a moderately old Benrus 3-Star Automatic wristwatch. It's a #7026 Series. I believe these are from the 60's - though I don't know much about them. On the back of the case it says "open through crystal". Which makes me think that the Crystal should be removed using a Crystal Lift - and the movement lifted out through the bezel. Of course, the stem (presumably two-piece) would have to be separated prior to - or during the operation. BUT - after some googling - I have also heard tell - that the case-back should be pushed out by pressing on the crystal with thumbs. These seem to be incompatible methods - but I really have no idea - as I have never seen a case like this. Does anyone have experience with this type of case from Benrus? I can post pictures after I get home - if they are needed. Many thanks! -Paul
Hello once again. I have this YSL 5421 quartz watch which wasn't opened for about 10 years and I just can't open it, since I am not sure whether I should force it or is there any trick that I can't see how to open it, and I rather ask you how to go about it. I have the knife and a watch pray type opening tools, but this back seems to be shot real tight and hope I won't have to buy the $100 case back opening tool at this stage of my hobby, although Since we are on the subject I would love to know which one you think better or preferred for future consideration. Thank you