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I changed the battery on my watch, and now for some reason I cannot for the life of me get the back cover back on my watch, any tips?

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First open your bracelet. Then align groove in caseback with crown and press that side lightly into the case. Then using both hands(one from dial side, another from back) press as strong as you can.
If this do not work:
Get mens leather belt and place it on flat surface(table top). Lay the watch face down on that belt. Again adjust caseback as before and using your weight push caseback down with both hands.
NEVER use hammer or similar.
If none of these works- go and see your nearest watchmaker.

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like most of swatch watches are then watch can not be overhaul.
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