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My grandfather was a jeweler and has a large collection of gold pocket watches. The one in question E Howard & Company BOSTON. Very heavy, don't know how to open it.

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Antique Expert: Diana F., Antiques Appraiser replied 6 months ago
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Hi. My name is ***** ***** I'll be glad to help.

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Do you think you can open up the watch to see the serial number that's on the gears?

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Here's a site with some tips on how to open your watch in case you need it:

http://www.thewatchguy.com/pages/OPENCASE.html

~Diana

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Tried to open gently and the crystal cover came off. HAS HINGES @ six o'clock and two very tiny holes at 5 o'clock doest hat help you?
Antique Expert: Diana F., Antiques Appraiser replied 6 months ago

Hi. Unfortunately not.

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I really need the serial number or a picture of the gears of the watch. Those 2 things are the best way to search records on a watch. It's how you determine the model and date. A person can change the face and the case, but they can't change the guts.

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Do you have a jeweler you trust? Many jewelers will be glad to help open up an old watch and they rarely charge any money to do it.

~Diana

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
OKay thanks
Antique Expert: Diana F., Antiques Appraiser replied 6 months ago

You're welcome. If you can find that number or get it open and take a photograph of the gears, I'll be glad to help in any way I can. There's no time limit, so you can take your time and come back when you're ready.

~Diana

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