How To Open A Railroad Pocket Watch
You want to take a look at the inside of your pocket watch and need to know how to open a Railroad pocket watch. A Railroad pocket watch is a valuable piece of jewelry that at all times needs to be handled with care. When taking a pocket watch apart, you need to be extremely careful, as you will see that a Railroad pocket watch is a work of art. Here are a few steps to open a Railroad pocket watch.
To open a Railroad pocket watch you need:
- lint free cloth
- small flat head screwdriver (optional)
- Unscrew the face of the watch. Lay the watch on a lint free cloth on a flat surface, such as a table, to prevent the watch from getting scratched. Use your thumb and your forefinger to grasp the face of the watch. Carefully unscrew the face of the Railroad pocket watch away from the rest of the watch.
- Release the pin of the watch. On the top of the Railroad pocket watch located just above the twelve is a small hinge. Just as if you were setting the time, pull the knob up at the top. The pin that keeps the entire watch piece together is released when you pull the knob.
- Pop up the face of the watch. Place a small flat head screwdriver or fingernail in the slot at the bottom of the watch that is located below the six. Gently, slide the object in all the way back until it hits the back of the groove. Turn the screwdriver or your fingernail in the slot and this will pop up the entire face of the watch.
- Remove the face of the watch. Carefully lift the face of the Railroad pocket watch in the direction toward where the knob used to be. Once the face is half way up it will slip underneath the hinge that it is being held down with. You can now open the Railroad pocket watch by pulling its face off.