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Pocket Watches1043 of 1461Army Navy Dollar Pocket Watchmy pocket watch left to me from my father in law
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Posted 6 years ago

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pocket watch illinois year would be good and any other info will help dont know anything about this would like some help it is white gold works great has a nice chain

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  1. thisoldwatch thisoldwatch, 6 years ago
    Open the back carefully and read the serial number off the movement. I can tell you when it was made etc.
  2. richier7, 6 years ago
    well thisoldwatch guy i dont want to damage it so i got to take it to a watch person to do that but thanks now i know what to do again thanks
  3. pw-collector pw-collector, 6 years ago
    The back of the case snaps off. You should be able to get it off by getting your fingernail in the groove.
    This case is known as a Triad Case. See my post on the Gruen SemiThin.
  4. toolate2 toolate2, 6 years ago
    Beautiful watch!! Here's a link to help you get it open... That's really the only way you'll be able to get more info on it: http://www.thewatchguy.com/pages/OPENCASE.html
  5. thisoldwatch thisoldwatch, 6 years ago
    It couldn't be easier. Turn the watch over and on the back edge, usually at 1 o'clock you will a very small groove. If you don't have a case knife, a pocket knife will work fine. Use the smallest blade, place it in this groove and work the knife until the back pops open. Don't push the knife blade in, just "work it". Go for it.
    I hope this helps,
  6. richier7, 6 years ago
    ok guys got it open heres the number i see on it 7189716 14kt. gold filled wadsworth quality shap pat. 12.9.24 theres other fine scratched numbers on it but cant make them out so let me know if you can find anything on it
  7. thisoldwatch thisoldwatch, 6 years ago
    The number you gave me was after Illinois sold to Hamilton, which would put this watch in the early 1950's. Make sure that the number is off the movement. If this is the correct number, it is a Hamilton made Illinois.
  8. richier7, 6 years ago
    hey thisoldwatch guy that was the wrong number it was off the back side this is the number on the movement side #3991573 hope you get back to me and thanks
  9. kerry10456 kerry10456, 6 years ago
    I'm not Jim (thisoldwatch) but I think this will help you. 1922-23 according to this web link.

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