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    Old Wittnauer

    I have an old Wittnauer Geneve Automatic that I would like to know more about. I am new here and don't know how to post a pic. Cannot remove the back to look at numbers. My brother tried to remove it and scratched it up. What I can make out is "use all proof wrench 1075" and the rest is scratched up except for the "stainless steel back." It appears to be 10k gold filled maybe, I don't know. Any help?
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    Re: Old Wittnauer

    Nope.

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    Hi rcarter92,

    You wont be able to open the back of this watch unless you have the wrench. Take it to a watchmaker and let him do it for you.
    Let me know if it looks like the one below and I can give you bit more info on your watch.


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    Re: Old Wittnauer

    Quote Originally Posted by rcarter92 View Post
    I have an old Wittnauer Geneve Automatic that I would like to know more about. I am new here and don't know how to post a pic. Cannot remove the back to look at numbers. My brother tried to remove it and scratched it up. What I can make out is "use all proof wrench 1075" and the rest is scratched up except for the "stainless steel back." It appears to be 10k gold filled maybe, I don't know. Any help?
    That might be a "front loader" meaning the back doesn't come off and the wrench is actually used to compress the crystal and remove it. You can then pull the dial and movement out that way. I have an old Wittnauer that's like that, though I can't remember what number wrench mine says to use.

    If you look around the case back and there's no notch at all for getting a knife into to pry, and there are no cut-out type notches to use to unscrew the back, then it's a "front loader".
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    Re: Old Wittnauer

    Thanks all for your input so far. I'm going to take it to a jeweler this morning and have them look at it. I'm thinking I want to restore this watch if it doesn't require a second mortgage. Lol! I cannot seem to find the image upload link...should I be using a regular browser maybe instead of chrome (I'm on a 10" tablet)?

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    No jeweler, watchmaker!
    Quote Originally Posted by rcarter92 View Post
    Thanks all for your input so far. I'm going to take it to a jeweler this morning and have them look at it. I'm thinking I want to restore this watch if it doesn't require a second mortgage. Lol! I cannot seem to find the image upload link...should I be using a regular browser maybe instead of chrome (I'm on a 10" tablet)?
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