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    Oppinion

    I wanted to ask you about these three watches, but I dont know how to open them to see mechanisms.
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    Re: Oppinion

    The Cortebert looks like a 1960s piece (there were a lot of these PWs with either some Unitas PW movement, or a wristwatch movement inside). It should have a simple press-in back, which will have an opening "lip" somewhere.

    The Doxa looks like a 1970s piece. Judging by the pictures- either a press-in back or a front-loader.

    The "Ancre" (there's a ton of these out there...) looks like a 1950s watch, with a screw-in back.

    If you don't have the tools to open them, and I assume that you don't, I'd suggest visiting a watchmaker- a good one will open the watches up for free.
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    Re: Oppinion

    Thank you for all the info.
    I just tried to open them again, without result.
    I shall tak your advice and take them to watchmaker

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    Re: Oppinion

    Hi - I have a Cortebert pocket watch:

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    If yours is similar, there should be a small indent (shown by the red arrow) into which you can insert your thumbnail and pop the back open:

    Mine then has a separate cover over the movement:

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    Again, this should be able to be opened with your thumbnail:

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    Re: Oppinion

    Off topic: interesting that it is a Cortebert pocket watch (a company who made its own movements) but that there is a Moeris movement inside. Still genuine, though - the Cortebert Cal. 712 (yours is a Cal. 714) is also a Moeris movement:

    bidfun-db Archiv: Uhrwerke: Cortebert 712 (Moeris 400)

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    Re: Oppinion

    Hi Hartmut - many thanks, I wasn't aware of the Moeris connection (the watch has been sitting in a drawer for a number of years since I picked it up cheaply from Turkey via a well-known auction site - could really do with a service, but it has to wait its turn behind a few other more deserving cases....).

    There seem to be quite a number of these T.C.D Demiryolu Turkish Railway watches around - I must admit I just liked the dial and case-back (and as I already had a few Cortebert wristwatches, it would have been rude not to buy it )

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    Re: Oppinion

    Gaspode,

    I appologise for not picking up on your post here. I like your watch. I shall use your instructions in order to try to open mine.

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