Tip & How-To about Watches
Watch covers can sometimes be tough to put back into place after replacing a battery. The caps are made to fit snuggly. This is especially true if the watch is water resistant.
WORD OF CAUTION: Because you've already opened the watch, it may no longer be water resistant. You may have also voided your warranty, so be careful.
Here are a couple of tips that might help.
Hold the watch at eye level and check that there is nothing protruding out of the watch like a tab, latch, or the battery. Be sure the battery is seated properly and the tiny latch (on some watches) is in place.
1. A small block of wood works best because it allows the edges of the watch with the band hinges to not be in the way. Cover the wood with a soft cloth like a sham cloth or felt. Place the block on a low table or on the floor. With the cap in place as evenly as you can hold it, carefully turn the watch face up and place it on the block. Then place the heel of your palm on the face of the watch, and place your other hand on top as though you were performing CPR. Now gently lean forward and allow the weight of your body to compress the cap into place.
2. If Number 1 didn't work, don't panic. Be happy, it means you're not heavy enough. So get someone heavier or stronger to help you.
3. You could remove a shoe and gently step down on it with your heel.
As a last resort only...use a heavily padded pair of pliers to squeeze it back into place.
I hope this helps
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