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How To Open A Fusee Pocket Watch

How to Open a Fusee Pocket Watch Cover

How do you get the cover off of a fusee watch movement?

We’re sometimes asked us how to open antique fusee pocket watches, so here is a video to help everyone navigate their way through a case and locking mechanism seen in most fusee style pocket watches.

What makes it a fusee?

According to Wikipedia, a fusee is a cone-shaped pulley with a spiral groove around it, wound with a cord or chain which is attached to the mainspring barrel. Fusees were used from the 1400s to the early 1900s to improve timekeeping by equalizing the uneven pull of the mainspring as it ran down. Read the full article

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Panerai Straps
Panerai Straps
12 years ago

I have been wondering how to open these (Fusee watches) for a while now…thanks for the great video.

christian loubou
christian loubou
12 years ago

Thanks for this, huge help!

11 years ago

Great post, this was extremely helpful. There is nothing better than a YouTube video to show people like me the hands on way.

10 years ago

Very helpful.

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