I received this item as a gift and was thrilled that it was Faberware........MAJOR PROBLEM with the blades, when they were washed they came out spotty almost like a stain or rust type, I have no idea what is wrong with these, and cannot exchange them as I do not have the box or receipt, I am very unhappy with these, I have used your knives for years, these are junk!
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Believe me it was not really a gift! The amount of profit a Snap-On dealer makes on the sale of anything with the Snap-on logo scandalous. Toolboxes themselves are some of the most profitable items they offer for sale. I have 4 jackets by the way. I was a mechanic for over 20 years. You start out thinking they are the best. Don'tget me wrong. They majority of my tools are Snaps, but when you need a tool take the time to compare the prices of a Snap verses
aMac, or even Matco, or Cornwell if your budget is real tight. As you get a few years on you you begin fo realize it's the tool not the name that's important.
The battery is actually accessed from the front of the watch.
You should have a "Case Knife" to remove the front bezel.
Remove the band first.
Set the watch in its side. Set the case knife at the groove where the watch band holder meets the front bezel, and give the back of the knife a sharp rap with a small hammer. The front bezel should pop off.
Some watches have a small circular plastic piece that will also come out. Gently remove the movement from the front. The battery (CR 2025) can then be removed from the back of the movement using a small, thin blade. Install the new battery. The inside back of the case should have restart instructions. (Push A -left button once. then push and hold A until hands move to 12:00. Push B once to start reception.
The back of the watch is plastic. Don't try to remove it.
Gently re-assemble movemengt. A watch case press tool is best for finishing assembly. I would suggest taking the watch to a jeweler if you are uncomfortable taking this watch apart. Good luck
Although the cover is flatly closed and there's no tab/recessed area on the cover, you can still use a watchmaker's knife (looks like a Swiss Army knife but with case opener blade) or even use a Swiss Army knife to open it (pry off, particularly common in less expensive watch). Be careful, don't try to use the point of the knife, use the blade instead. Get under the rim and gently but firmly
turn the blade upward, popping the cover off.
If the cover is flat, no notches on it, that is a screw-back case. You need a case wrench (screw-back watch case opener) to open (unscrew) the cover. If you try to use a very small flat screw drive and tab (turn) the cover in counter-clockwise direction, be careful because it can cut your fingers.
Flip over your pocket watch. Remove the back of your watch. The back of watches are either screwed on by four small Phillips head screws (unscrew them) or the watch has a press inserted back (slide a thin knife blade under the edge of the back of the watch and pry it off).
Remove the circular watch battery out of the back of the watch.
Take the battery to any department store or watch store and purchase a new replacement battery.
Insert the new battery into the back of the watch.
Screw on or push on the back of the watch. Set the watch to the correct time.
To open the front, try a toothpick in the hole. You will need to get the stem replaced.
To open the back:
Flip the watch over and look around the edge. There will be small slots. A thin blade like a pocket knife will open the back cover. Carefully, put the knife blade into the slot and twist it open. There isn't much user serviceable stuff inside.
The best tool to do it is watchmakers knife, but any proper knife with hardened steel blade can do the job. Make sure the blade is NOT flexible. Check carefully the sides of your watch and you will notice the groove. Place knife blade into that groove and press it in. At the same time try to make a scooping turn to lift the caseback. Usually there must be underlayed caseback as well and it opens exactly in the same manner. Make sure you do all this carefully and do not let the blade to slip or your watch will end up with nasty scratches or even damaged movement. That job isn't a big deal, but requires some skill, so, BE CAREFULL. Don't forget to rate, please.
Use a Testor's razor knife with eye protection. Use as much of the blade edge as possible. The Testor's blades are fairly strong and thin and I have used them on many Skagens before. I have had some Swiss cases with no gap or tab and the tightest tolerances and the Testor's hobby knife blades were the only hope and solution. Please use care and eye protection for any repairs or service of this nature. Things break and fly off with great force. Including the blade of a knife or razor knife.
If you want to do this yourself, on the back of the pocket watch if you look at the seam going around the back, you will see a little notch. With a solid knife ( a pocket knife will suffice) take the edge of the knife and put it in that slot and pry up. The back should come right off. The battery probibly will be a 371 which will be covered a little with a piece of metal with a liitle hole in it. Take a tweezer ad GENTLY pull the metal piece away from the battery, and the battery shoul pop out a little. After you do that take the new battery and go backwards from how I told you to take it out. When putting the back back on just press with your hands and it should just snap back on. If you still have problem please let me know and I will be glad to assts you futher.Good luck!
Take a thin bladed knife and slide it between the watch strap and the buckle part of the watch body. The pin which holds the strap to the watch is spring loaded like a toilet roll spindle. Very gently twist the knife blade to release the pin from the body.
Be warned, getting the pin back into the watch can be very fiddly.