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I just acquired this 9ct PW. At the moment I can't access the movement as I'm nervous about the fragility of the case, which apart from one small ding is in very good condition. It has a chamois pad inside the (thin) back plate. There's a crack to the dial and a chip at 2 too. It's on an interesting gold and silver link chain with an "HMS Boadicea" (currently the fashion is to express her name "Boudicca" - ho hum) which was I believe at the Battle of Jutland.
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The case is not fragile, but has to be opened with care.
Blunt, thin tool should be fine, there are notches where they should be put.
For many cases a thin, plastic guitar pick is wonderful, but if you have a blunt-ish pocket knife it works too. Just put it in the notch and slowly pry upwards, not inwards :)
 

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Noted, thanks. I've opened lots with a variety of tools but the inner case on this one isn't obviously recessed for opening. There appear to be two pins on the case edge too - one's the setting pin but the other?
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That looks like an amazing piece and the chain maybe even more so! Wish I could help but will just keep watching. Can't wait to learn more.
 

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What was the use of such button? For proper adjustment or quasi stopwatch?
I understand it wpould stop the entire watch, so it does not seem very useful, unless I don't know about the actual purpose...
 

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Maybe usefull for some events when one needs to last for example for 2 hours, excluding the timeouts. You set it on 12:00 and pause on timeouts, and the event is ended on 14:00
Just a cheap alternative for full blown chronograph or stopwatch. You can reset the time after event and use it as a normal watch
 
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