I'm in need of some serious help with this beauty-I cannot get the back off to get the number. (Probably a good thing.) S/N 695003-4. Hamilton: Date only at bottom of face. Pics to come as soon as I can get the picture small enough.
Thanks in Advance!
Posts: 13 | Location: Texas in the USA | Registered: December 31, 2016
That's a screw on/off case back. If you can't budge it with your claw tool, you could try this trick. I've used it with excellent success many times.
Find a steel nut that's large enough to cover a good portion of the watch's case back. Now crazy glue the nut to the case back. Allow the crazy glue to properly set. I usually wait overnight.
With the nut securely attached, you can now use a channel pliers or good size adjustable wrench to turn and remove the case back. In the past, I've also had to secure the watch case in a wooden jaw vise making sure the case is well protected to avoid scratching.
With the case back off, soak the nut & case back in acetone or nail polisher remover. This will allow you to easily remove the nut.
Posts: 45 | Location: New York State in the USA | Registered: October 25, 2016