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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
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Here she is.

 
Posts: 13 | Location: Texas in the USA | Registered: December 31, 2016
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Late 60s Swiss movement nice watch.
 
Posts: 4395 | Location: Arizona in the USA | Registered: July 23, 2011
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It may be the type that has a two piece stem and comes out the front after removing the crystal. I would have to see the back of the watch.
 
Posts: 1012 | Location: Killen, Alabama in the USA | Registered: January 15, 2013
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Thank y'all so much!

 
Posts: 13 | Location: Texas in the USA | Registered: December 31, 2016
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I believe grade is 924?
 
Posts: 13 | Location: Texas in the USA | Registered: December 31, 2016
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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
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Risky! Crazy glue or super glue? I also have epoxy.
 
Posts: 13 | Location: Texas in the USA | Registered: December 31, 2016
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Not risky at all if care is taken. DON'T use epoxy. Super/crazy glue is easily removed with acetone or nail polish remover. Epoxy isn't.
Where I come from crazy glue and super glue are the same.
 
Posts: 45 | Location: New York State in the USA | Registered: October 25, 2016
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I thought so, I was just making sure. I don't know if I trust myself. Eek
 
Posts: 13 | Location: Texas in the USA | Registered: December 31, 2016
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Confidence Ashley Smile

Here's a thread to read about the method I suggested. See " Step 2" Works on WW or PW
https://ihc185.infopop.cc/helphand/stub/stub01.html
 
Posts: 45 | Location: New York State in the USA | Registered: October 25, 2016
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Awesome info! Thanks! I'll let you know the outcome. Roll Eyes
 
Posts: 13 | Location: Texas in the USA | Registered: December 31, 2016
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Well! I got the back off... and it didn't reveal much at all. Hamilton "695." (I already knew that, thanks!


Anyhow. Here's what I've come up with.

Dateline LA-5401 circa. 1971? 1/2 plate. Gold plated.

That's all I got. Confused

 
Posts: 13 | Location: Texas in the USA | Registered: December 31, 2016
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More to come

 
Posts: 13 | Location: Texas in the USA | Registered: December 31, 2016
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Having fun yet?

 
Posts: 13 | Location: Texas in the USA | Registered: December 31, 2016
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I do know that it's 1/2 plate.

 
Posts: 13 | Location: Texas in the USA | Registered: December 31, 2016
IHC Member 1777
Picture of Billy Kuhn
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That is an ETA movement. Look under the balance wheel you will see the ETA caliber number.
 
Posts: 1012 | Location: Killen, Alabama in the USA | Registered: January 15, 2013
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Do I have to take the whole plate off?
 
Posts: 13 | Location: Texas in the USA | Registered: December 31, 2016
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CONGRATS on getting the case back off!

No need to remove anything. Just tilt the case so the auto wind rotor moves to the other side and you should be able to see the ETA marking.

Take a look at this pic as an example. You can see the ETA caliber 2824-2

 
Posts: 45 | Location: New York State in the USA | Registered: October 25, 2016
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eta 2695
 
Posts: 4395 | Location: Arizona in the USA | Registered: July 23, 2011
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Peter Kaszubski
IHC Member 1588


posted January 03, 2017 19:50
eta 2695


Peter, you have piqued my curiosity, an ETA 2695? Never heard of it. I searched the ETA database and Ranfft's pink pages and couldn't find this ETA caliber. Please share some more.
Thanks
 
Posts: 45 | Location: New York State in the USA | Registered: October 25, 2016
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Posts: 4395 | Location: Arizona in the USA | Registered: July 23, 2011
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