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Prologue Model YRO4238/02. Removing back for battery change. Ends of watch band are in the way.

The edges of the watch back extend underneath the inner ends of the watch band, and I need to know the proper way to move these ends of the band out of the way.

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  • George R. Swieringa Dec 07, 2012

    After some experimenting I solved the problem myself. The ends of the spring loaded pins can be seen from holes in the end of the bracket that is holding down the band. The are less than a millimeter in diameter so you need to use something like a small nail with the point filed off to depress the pin and lift off the bracket. A third hand is very helpful for this. The pins are the same as those used in most watch bands, but are not visible because of the way the band is designed.

  • George R. Swieringa Dec 07, 2012

    George R. Swieringa Dec 07, 2012 After some experimenting I solved the problem myself. The ends of the spring loaded pins can be seen from holes in the end of the bracket that is holding down the band. The are less than a millimeter in diameter so you need to use something like a small nail with the point filed off to depress the pin and lift off the bracket. A third hand is very helpful for this. The pins are the same as those used in most watch bands, but are not visible because of the way the band is designed.

  • George R. Swieringa Dec 07, 2012

    Sorry about the duplicate message, but I'm not real familiar with how the FixYa site works. I simply wanted to add a "y" to the sentence "They are less than a millimeter"

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The plastic wrist band doesn't have to be cut away. You need to dislodge the spring-loaded end of the pin from the hole in the plastic with the blade of a sharp thin knife.

The you proceed to lift one of the 4 snaps to open the cover. The battery is under a white translucent inside cover.

The original battery was Sony SR621SW.

Pay attention to the rubber seal ring when putting the watch back together.

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