Hi All, new member first pot 8-)
Been reading for a while... nice place you have here!
I've been given a couple of pocket watches... The youngest one has a Waltham USA marked dial, gold in colour but no visible assay marks.
There are no hinges and no relieved areas in the seam between case front or back.
So... assumption =Screw Back?
Well its truly stuck.
I've tried rubber gloves and even hot glued a lid to the back of the PW case, no joy.
As a last resort I oiled the seam with a pin as an applicator. Still stuck.
I am worried about breaking the stem if go any further.
Did Waltham ever produce a snap shut case without an obvious separation relief point?
So I am looking for a watchmaker recommendation, I hope in the San Francisco area, that is more experienced, ingenious and braver than myself ?