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Pocket watch stem is broken.

How can I open watch?

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  • Songflower Feb 27, 2009

    There are no openings front or back except where stem goes. Is this maybe a snap together pocket watch? If so how can I get it open?

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To open the front, try a toothpick in the hole. You will need to get the stem replaced.

To open the back:
Flip the watch over and look around the edge. There will be small slots. A thin blade like a pocket knife will open the back cover. Carefully, put the knife blade into the slot and twist it open. There isn't much user serviceable stuff inside.

Posted on Feb 27, 2009

  • David Shaub Feb 28, 2009

    The slots are VERY narrow. Just enough for a knife blade edge. They are usually about 15-30 degrees from the stem.

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