Hi all, I recently bought a lovely verge watch in a silver pair case and it looks to be in good shape other than one small problem. Someone in the past did a rather poor job of gluing a replacement dial onto the mainplate. They actually managed to place one of the blobs of glue so that it squished up onto a wheel, locking up the train. Here's a couple of photos: The glue has a nice sheen and a sort of translucent brown color that makes me think of hide glue, though something more modern seems much more likely. So, my question for you is how might I go about determining the type of glue used, and then how to go about removing it at least enough to get the (porcelain) dial off? Of course I want to preserve the gilded plates as much as possible. There is just enough room to get the blade of a jewelers' saw in there to cut the glue bond, but I shudder to think how that would mar the plates. I have some superglue remover (mostly acetone, I think?) around here somewhere too. The watch, for those following along at home, is by George Marmaduke Metcalfe of Newgate Street, London and the case, which needs a bit of help as well, is hallmarked 1797. Thanks!