can anyone tell me about these two Benrus watches?
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    can anyone tell me about these two Benrus watches?

    can anyone tell me about these two Benrus watches? age? value? both are working. thanks
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    Re: can anyone tell me about these two Benrus watches?

    Photo is kinda small and blurry. They both look sorta 70's-ish. Would need to see the inside caseback and movements to really say much, but by and large Benrus watches don't sell for very much these days.
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    Re: can anyone tell me about these two Benrus watches?

    thanks, how do I open the back?

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    Re: can anyone tell me about these two Benrus watches?

    Quote Originally Posted by jwnc1 View Post
    thanks, how do I open the back?
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    I believe they are friction closed, so a blunt knife should pop them open
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    Re: can anyone tell me about these two Benrus watches?

    Please do not just attack the back of your watch with a knife, no matter how blunt as you will damage it (them) if they are not pressure fit. They may be front opening, or screw in backs, we do not know without pictures of the back.
    A screw in back generally have little notches in the case back for the fitting of case back opening tools, but front openers can be totally ruined by trying to open with a case knife from the back. Side photos also help in identifying this kind of watch.
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    Re: can anyone tell me about these two Benrus watches?

    Absolutely. One should not attack anything, or anyone.
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    Re: can anyone tell me about these two Benrus watches?

    …although we are willing to make exception to this noble rule when faced with clumsy re-dialers… and even then our attacks are as sharp and carefully placed as our Bergeron case knives…

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    Re: can anyone tell me about these two Benrus watches?

    Quote Originally Posted by Habitant View Post
    …although we are willing to make exception to this noble rule when faced with clumsy re-dialers… and even then our attacks are as sharp and carefully placed as our Bergeron case knives…
    Indeed, good quality case knives are always sharp and never 'blunt' for good reason.

    Oh, blunt knives and screwdrivers can open many watches (not adviseable) but will
    struggle and fail when presented with good tight seams.
    Bad advice and poor technique is the reason we see so many 'marked up' cases nowadays.
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    Re: can anyone tell me about these two Benrus watches?

    Quote Originally Posted by Habitant View Post
    …although we are willing to make exception to this noble rule when faced with clumsy re-dialers… and even then our attacks are as sharp and carefully placed as our Bergeron case knives…
    I don't know, I can just about control myself in their presence - but when I see those idiots melting cases down, my hand somehow gets really itchy.....!!

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