First timer here. I came across a new (to me) piece this weekend and bought it. I then decided to do research. May have been a backwards approach. Anyway-
I have read about the use of radium in watches and am now curious about a couple things:
1. What watch is this?
2. How does one get a look at the movement when the back plate is worn smooth?
3. Should I bother opening it up if radium is dangerous? I'm a millennial. I didn't grow up in the 50s-70s where talk of nuclear war was matched with a radium safety unit in high school.
Anyway, here's the watch and what I know about it. Timex 100 model in an aluminum case. Very lightweight. The dial has what I've been calling "atomic" symbols for numeral positions and teal colored dots as well as teal filled hour/minute hands. I believe these are radium filled due to burn marking around the center of the dial. The only thing I can see from the back of the watch is "Aluminum" stamped on there. It's been well-worn and if there was any doubt, aluminum is a soft metal - or a woman/man with shark skin was wearing this watch before me.
Any help would be appreciated. My safety and health could be depending on it. Thanks in advance for your kindness and patience with my potentially silly questions.