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How to submit questions about watches

To submit correct question about any watch here on FixYa you have to give as much details of particular watch as possible. There are hundreds of people asking for help, but it makes no sense if the question, for example, is: How can I adjust my Citizen stainless steel watch? Citizen, as any other watch manufacturer produces thousands of watch models and every year few hundreds of new models are added. This makes impossible to recognize any watch by the brand name given only.
So, to make sure that you will receive proper help with your watch, please always submit:
1. Brand name;
2. Model name;
3.Type of display ( Analog or digital or both);
4.Type of movement (Mechanical, quartz, kinetic, solar e.t.c.);
5.Number of the watch (Usually written on watch's case back);
6.All the writings you can find on watch's case back.
If you are not sure what type of movement your watch has, here is a tip how to find it out: Observe watch's seconds hand. If it is moving in jumping action second after second - your watch has a quartz movement which is battery driven. If the seconds hand is moving in sweeping action - most likely your watch has mechanical movement which is driven by spring.
The more information you will submit, the better.

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how do you take the back of the watch off

First let me say that I do not recommend learning battery placement in a watch on this particular brand. A mis-step here could cost you hundreds of dollars on this high grade movement. Also, if the watch is water resistant, you most likely do not have the seals or pressure testing equipment to reseal the watch.
That said, if you want to proceed-
There are several different styles of back. Without knowing the model I am going to give you some general instructions.
For a pop off back you would use what we call a watch knife. This would allow you to ease up the back by gently wedging the knife straight into the separation between the back and the case. The area to begin inserting the knife is generally the upper right corner or the area marked by a slight raise (tab) in the back. Be sure to go straight in as widdling will cause damage to the case and back and possibly the seal. Only go in far enough to raise the lid and slowly work your way all the way around the lid. Be sure no to let the knife slip inside the watch case as this may cause damage to the coil or other vital parts of the watch movement.
For a back with screws use the correct size micro screw driver and remove the screws. Be careful not to strip the screws.
For a back that screws off you will need a watch wrench. Place the three prongs of the watch wrench into the slots along the back of the watch. Make sure that the prongs all face inward the same direction on the wrench so you do not slip and damage the back.

As I stated in the beginning. I recommend taking this time piece to a qualified watch maker/technician (not a jeweler) for service.

Sep 20, 2009 | Watches

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set the time on a 1400 sports watch

Follow this link and find maual:


As you did not submit full details of your watch I can give this link only.

Rate me, please.

Mar 15, 2009 | Timex 1440 Nylon watch

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casio mdv 700

Go to this link and follow instructions on how to find your particular watches module number. Once you have entered the correct module number this should lead you to a downloadable version of your owners manual where you can set your time as all the other functions of your watch. Thanks and please give feedback of fixya if this solved your question.

Jan 14, 2008 | Casio G-Shock GW300CA-1V Wrist Watch

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