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    Need Help Identifying these vintage watches

    Hi, I was wondering if anyone could give me more information about these watches that have been handed down to me. One of them is a small Racine wrist watch. I've tried to find images of this particular one and can't find anything. The second watch is a Illinois pocket watch with my grandfather's initials on the back...I wasn't able to pop open the back to see if there was a serial number on it. Thanks so much for your help!
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    Re: Need Help Identifying these vintage watches

    I'm not sure, but I think Racines were made in the Gallet & Co. watch company. Someone may correct me on that. Hard to give much info on the pocket watch without seeing the movement. It will have a serial number that will help dating it.
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    Re: Need Help Identifying these vintage watches

    Im new to this site and i've tried to reply with another photo but it's not letting me. Its saying i cant send reply with a photo because i have one post. >:0{

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    Re: Need Help Identifying these vintage watches

    Will it let you edit your first post and add it?
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    Re: Need Help Identifying these vintage watches

    I tried to open it without any success. now that is just with my fingers...not sure if prying it open would be the best way to open. any suggestions on properly opening it? i mean its probably not been opened in my life time.
    Is there a specific year the Racine would be and the name of the style it is? Thanks

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    Re: Need Help Identifying these vintage watches

    The PW should just pop open at the tab. If it's that tight then you want to be careful not to slip and scratch the case. Maybe a good edge pocket knife or caseback opener, get it nice and even under the tab and slowly add pressure until it pops open. Not sure of the age of the racine. Looks possibly 40's to 50's to me, but that's just a guess.
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