VERY happy customer here. Now that we have the back cover and, if present, the cuvette cover open, we can determine what the watch case is made of. Often the design on the front and back covers are the same with the only difference being the cartouche. Retrieved 17 September I bought this mechanical pocket watch as a gift for my boyfriend for his upcoming birthday. Under careful inspection you will notice two tiny hinges. This contraption has about 50 grabbing fingers in a circle that can be tightened down over the edge of a crystal, and actually squeeze and constrict the plastic allowing it to be "lifted" out of the front of the case.
When the wear extends through the outer gold layer, the underlying brass is exposed. The self-winding system was invented by John Harwood in In any event, remove it. Try now and get 10 free images. Copy and paste this lightbox link into an email message or instant message window. This lip usually signifies where to pry with a case knife. Sometimes you will find after opening the back of a watch that there is another cover or "door" inside.
Share Facebook Twitter Pinterest. Then the energy from the mainspring powers the watch movement until it runs down, requiring the spring to be wound again. A swinging watch was commonly used in the early days of hypnosis it was to allow people to fixate on an object and direct them into a trance state. Number of bids and bid amounts may be slightly out of date. It's best if the blade is dull; you're asking for trouble if you use a really sharp knife and I won't be responsible when you bleed on the rug.
Look at the precise fit and finish of the watch and marvel at the fact that it still works just as it did or more years ago. Customers who viewed this item also bought. It is now much more difficult to see the brassing. As with all rules, there are exceptions. First try to pry at this location with a finger-nail. The back of the watch and the case body are all one piece. In looking at the picture of the watch on my laptop, it appears to be more of a rose "color" and the crystal appears to be the same hue also.