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I have my Dad's Aristocrat Railroad Special pocket watch and wondered if it could be cleaned and polished and fixed where it will run. I t ran last night about 4 hours and stopped.

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How to set the time on a John Allen railroad pocket watch

I had to go to the Sears counter to fix mine. The sales person had to use TWEEZERS to pull the serrated knob up. He had to really work at it. Once it is pulled up you can twist the knob to set the time and then push the knob back down. Be careful if you decide to do it yourself as the knob is fragile.

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My mom was working for pick&pay for 30 years and my dad worked at the railway for 30 years...where can I find out if there's funds available...and both of them a deceased..

My condolences friend, but you best turn this over to an attorney. I don't know about the place your Mom worked, but that railroad setup your Dad worked at has a good size insurance policy on their workers. You could contact your commissioner and see what he can tell you. I know when my sisters husband died, she receives funds from the railroad for the rest of her life, as long as she doesn't re-marry.

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If you have a plastic crystal, you can use plastic polish (I like Novus #2, myself) to buff out small scratches. In a pinch, white toothpaste (not the gel kind) contains gentle grit and also will buff out some imperfections in a plastic watch crystal. Toothpaste is harsher than plastic polish, however, and may remove deeper scratches at the cost of creating some additional fine scratches.
If your watch crystal is made of mineral glass, scratches cannot be easily polished out. In that case, your best solution would be to take it to a jeweler or watch repair facility to have the crystal replaced. Depending on the style of the watch, replacing a crystal can be as little as $15--or run to well over $100 for some diver's watches. If you're not comfortable with the estimate, get another one elsewhere. Crystal replacement is a high profit margin job for many jewelers. Not everyone is equally greedy.

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mcdevito75 Here, Most Jewelers would charge Approx. $60.00--$85.00 to clean, oil and adjust your pockey watch. Check here on Fixya for one of our members who can do this service for you.

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Cant get the white band clean

I love watches. My collection: Breitling Colt, Bulova Accutron, and a few others.
Yours is no slouch either. I believe it's around $2500. and the band is special, very special. It is made from ceramic and can not be replaced with any other band except for the one it came with. That being the case, if you are going to pay that much for your watch you should expect some quality service from the maker in regards to things like this. So before you do anything else give them a call and ask them if they have any recommendations about cleaning it.

If you get a response some thing like "No problem just send us a blank check and the watch and we will fix it right up, Honest" tell them to get ben........never mind. Just hang up. Their # 1-888-455-9200
If you are going to try and clean it you need to understand just how hard ceramic is. I have ceramic tool cutters almost as hard as diamond cutters so it will take some patients.
The first thing I would try is to let the band soak in bleach. You might be surprised at how well that works. Let it soak awhile. The longer the better

The best thing is to find a polish made specifically for ceramic.
I would try a auto paint supply store. They should have good quality polish for ceramic clear coats. It may also be a good idea to get a piece of white ceramic cutting plate/board and test a spot. I would also use a small Dremel polishing wheel. Dremel also makes a soft polishing stone that you mith want to try depending on how bad the stains are.

Remember a ceramic cutter board is a cheap way to test before you try anything on the band.
I really hope something here helps.
Let me know if you need any other help and please let me know of any success or failure and I'll try and give additional assistance.

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How do I open a medana pocket watch?

First -let's check out what type of watch you have. If you push the crown in and it turns freely back and forth with no resistance at all - this is battery driven watch.
If you do the same and feel and hear some clicking and resistance- this is mechanical (spring driven) watch.
Next - the case: Usually all pocket watches have snap-on casebacks. Take an eyeglass and examine the case. Even if you think there is no any grooves or gaps- try to pry it using watchmakers caseback opener (about $5 on ebay).
In case if there are no chance to open caseback - that means you have one of the cases assemblad watch glass fitted last and that means you have to take glass out first and then only to get to the movement.
As you will not be able to get the glass out without braking it, the only solution will be to visit your nearest watchmakers shop and ask for help.

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