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Old 26-10-2016, 19:18   #361
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Re: Metal Detecting (Including Finds).

Sure it's welded? The back normally pops open to an inner "wall" covering the workings. A liberal dollop of WD40 or some such may ease things open.
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Old 26-10-2016, 20:05   #362
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Re: Metal Detecting (Including Finds).

It's not welded shut,but it's understandably not easy to open.

On the top it has a little lump I thought it may of been a lever but it won't move

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Old 26-10-2016, 20:10   #363
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The little lump may well be the locking catch, failing that, somewhere along the circumference you may find a small indentation (finger nail) insert for opening.
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Old 27-10-2016, 12:50   #364
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Parts of the area were underwater years ago,it use to be a resiveour.
The watch is welded shut and I can't seem to find any markings.

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Probably just tat knowing my luck,still it's a nice personal item
Wd40 dunk it in a bowl of the stuff, let's face it if it's knackered it's knackered but, if that stuff eases the rust,"you can clean it up later.
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Old 27-10-2016, 12:54   #365
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Plus, if it is closed shut it may have protected the workings.
Just imagine how proud you'd be wearing a working watch you found, in your waistcoat?
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Old 27-10-2016, 16:34   #366
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Re: Metal Detecting (Including Finds).

Yes L,i think it's knackered, but it'll still make a nice eye catching piece on the shelf with the rest of my finds.

It just looks like an inexpensive base metal,far too cheap for my waistcoat, and from the condition (exceptionally well considering) it's not been in the ground too long but yet it's a old watch......Hmmm.

I left it to soak in olive oil lastnight and I can't open it...I may have a professional look at it as I doubt I'll be happy with the results if I go to town on it with a tool kit.
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Old 28-10-2016, 10:13   #367
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Olive oil??? It's (or was) a time piece not a chunk of Tuna!
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Old 28-10-2016, 13:25   #368
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Olive oil, what bloody goods that, are you thinking of eating it, you need penetrating oil, its specially designed for unlocking rusted up metal work
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Old 29-10-2016, 12:48   #369
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Re: Metal Detecting (Including Finds).

Ok,I thought olive oil may libricate it enough to perhaps be able to open it
I've now got it sat in WD40 but if that doesn't work I'll get it looked at by a professional....


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Old 29-10-2016, 13:56   #370
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You could try a little heat as well, the expansion and contraction could help loosen it.
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Old 29-10-2016, 20:29   #371
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Re: Metal Detecting (Including Finds).

I managed to prise the back off the pocket watch,it must of been the olive oil,it looks knackered.

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Old 29-10-2016, 20:32   #372
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A fair presumption I'd say, still it kept you busy for a couple of days.
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Old 14-11-2016, 11:49   #373
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Re: Metal Detecting (Including Finds).

Hi folks,I've not been out detecting for what feels like months,but I managed to get in 4hours this morning.

They say "there's no such thing as bad weather for detecting".....their wrong, the weather was a bit sharp plus it was raining

Some folk find Roman/Bronze age items, I seem to have an affinity for pre-decimal pocket change (at approximately 3"-5" deep,They give a lovely clear signal).

Now,Onto to the finds,nothing too amazing, but I did find a (badly worn) silver William 111 sixpence,a spindle whorl and a (Victorian?) candle snuffer

The finds of note are:-

3 pre decimal half pennies
2 pre decimal pennies
1 silver William 111 sixpence
2 bag seals
1 candle snuffer
1 horse rein guide
1 dress pin
1 spindle whorl
1 musket ball and a couple of unknown bits.

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Re: Metal Detecting (Including Finds).

I decided to make a display case to house some of my findings,Mrs E said "it's crap".....I like it

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Old 18-11-2016, 22:08   #375
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I decided to make a display case to house some of my findings,Mrs E said "it's crap".....I like it
She's right!

Is that a G1098 watch & what's with the swastika & cap badges?
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