To open the watch, you depress the crown (the winding knob) which is connected through a spring to the latch. Steel latch catches on the rim of the front cover of the case. Screw-off case back. Snap-off case back. Waltham 18s side-winder in hinged front and back karat case. Crescent Watch Case Company ad for Swinging.
Pull the crown up, as you would if you were going to set the time. This raises the stem out of the movement so that you can then slide a fingernail into the notch at
The first step in learning more about your watch, or trying to repair your watch, is to get the darn thing open. This can be a very tricky and frustrating operation.
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