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Bob Tascione

    Hi pkamargo,
    From your description I’m not too clear on what type of setup you have. I’m assuming it’s an older pocket watch with hole and cap jewels set in a removable settings and that you want to remove the setting from the watch. If so you would need to use a jewel pusher or something made like one to push the settings out.

    If you take a look at the following videos you’ll see the jewel pusher in action. The second video shows the pusher being used on a train gear jewel setting but it’s the same principal.

    This first video touches on cap jewel removal. Note: you won’t need to remove the cap jewel with Rodico if you plan to remove the hole jewel setting as you can push both settings out together.
    First video: Watch Course Videos, Watch 2 part 1 then quick navigate menu to “Remv Cap Jewel”.
    Second video: Use of the jewel pusher. Watch 1 – part 2 quick nav. to Remv Jewels.
    If you don’t have a jewel pusher it’s easy to make one up. Just remember to make the face concave as shown in the video to prevent damaging the jewel.

    Hope this helps pkamargo,