How do you get the cover off? 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.

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 is constantly adding new watches to our inventory. Please check out our pocket watch collection here.

7 Responses

  1. Panerai Straps

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

  2. DLaney

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


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.