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    Rubber Ball Case tool

    Woops, accidentally posted this in vintage instead of public
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    Re: Rubber Ball Case tool

    Ha! The oldest watch in your list is 1999... anyway, the density of people who take their casebacks off is probably higher here than any place outside of Watchmaking.

    I have seen many the size of an orange. But I saw one with a diameter about 1.5x and have never found a source. Any ideas? These things are darned handy.
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    Re: Rubber Ball Case tool

    Quote Originally Posted by Eeeb View Post
    Ha! The oldest watch in your list is 1999... anyway, the density of people who take their casebacks off is probably higher here than any place outside of Watchmaking.

    I have seen many the size of an orange. But I saw one with a diameter about 1.5x and have never found a source. Any ideas? These things are darned handy.
    Racket balls come in different densitys, colors, are just the right size and are a ball to use LOL. Oh and pretty cheap at just a few dollars for 3.
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    Re: Rubber Ball Case tool

    Ah but these balls are made from a special sticky vinyl.
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    Re: Rubber Ball Case tool

    Quote Originally Posted by Eeeb View Post
    Ah but these balls are made from a special sticky vinyl.
    I have never had a problem opening any screw back with a racquet ball.
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    Re: Rubber Ball Case tool

    Hi -

    Yep, it's not the super special sticky plastic, but rather the wide-area (and hence gentle) pressure and the good grip you get from the ball that does the trick.

    One watchmaker I know uses the palm of his hand and hasn't come across a watch he can't open that way. He says he learned the trick as an apprentice when his watchmaker hid tools to see how his apprentices would solve problems. He is a big guy, though, and has the muscles to do it...

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