Case opener for a specific watch

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    Case opener for a specific watch

    Hi,

    I've seen plenty of advice and opinion about case openers in general, but I need a decent (preferably pocket-sized) case opener for the attached watch (see photo). The Jaxa-style openers all say for water resistant watches, which makes me nervous, because mine isn't. Does it matter, or will the Jaxa ones open virtually anything??

    I don't know what to buy!!

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    stuffler,mike
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    Re: Case opener for a specific watch

    For such a case back a simple Victorinox case opener should d it !
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    Re: Case opener for a specific watch

    Ah, ok. I can't see how that would work? Are you just supposed to prise it open?

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    stuffler,mike
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    Re: Case opener for a specific watch

    Look for the slot in your csnap-on ase back. The left blade is made to fit in to get it open.

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    Re: Case opener for a specific watch

    Hmm, I've looked carefully and there's no slot. It's definitely not snap-on. Must be screw back. I guess I'll need a suction one - there are no notches for the Jaxa to get hold of, right?

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    Re: Case opener for a specific watch

    Quote Originally Posted by greg.harvey View Post
    Hmm, I've looked carefully and there's no slot. It's definitely not snap-on. Must be screw back. I guess I'll need a suction one - there are no notches for the Jaxa to get hold of, right?
    The Jaxa def. is the wrong tool. For those screw backs I use a Bergeon No. 2533. Nevertheless I could bet yours is a snap-on back. If there´s no slot the smallest part of the left blade would work imho but you should get used to use it. The Victorinox is always with me when I am hunting on flea-markets.

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    Re: Case opener for a specific watch

    Bergeon is interesting - thanks! I'm also awaiting an email from the guy who sold it to me, but my wife is sure he screwed the back off to show us and I don't remember, so don't want to start prising until I'm sure. He'll know.

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    Re: Case opener for a specific watch

    Are you sure that is not a front-loader?

    If you can't find a slot to fit the knife in and there aren't any slots for a case wrench on the back, it is most probably a front loader.

    This means the movement is accessed through the crystal.

    Dot you have a shot of the front?

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    Re: Case opener for a specific watch

    Quote Originally Posted by lysanderxiii View Post
    Are you sure that is not a front-loader?

    If you can't find a slot to fit the knife in and there aren't any slots for a case wrench on the back, it is most probably a front loader.

    This means the movement is accessed through the crystal.

    Dot you have a shot of the front?
    Don't think so, but take a look... (attached).
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    Re: Case opener for a specific watch

    If it is a screw back, I believe these are good, it's a ball that you just press up against the back and twist and the rubber dosen't slip so it turns the case-back.

    http://www.ofrei.com/page1226.html

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