I was reading another thread where a watch that has no separate back and the movement is inserted into the case from the front was described as a "top loader".
Having recently fallen for a Mido Ocean Star in this kind of case and discovered that someone had tried to lever the back off by punching a hole in it with a screwdriver, I wondered if anyone could comment on this case design and add some details, like:
- When was this kind of case used?
- Who used it?
- How do you tell?
- How do you get the movement out - particularly, how do you get the stem out?
Here is a picture of the case in question:
You can see at 10:00 o'clock where a hole has been punched into the case and then the screw driver levered against the back of the case to try to get it off. Didn't do the waterproofing much good...
Thanks for any info and pictures.
Regards - David