Question about Timex Expedition 40141 Wristwatch
I used to work with jewelry. !!BEWARE!!
This method is for face crystals that are completely FLAT! Any convex crystal will shatter without proper tools!!!
Any method of putting the watch cover back with the watch remotely near water/moisture is a mistake. The watch will rust sooner or later.
So if you don't want to pay a jeweler five dollars to put it back on, this is what I did to my sister's watch cover when I could not snap it back.
I took my cushy 1/4 inch mousepad to a vise. You may not have a vise. If you don't, stop reading now and take the watch to a jeweler --one who replaces batteries.
Inside the vise jaws, I used a 5 inch square piece of wood, then my cushy mousepad, then the watch facing the pad, then the back in the right place for restoring.
!!!!NOTE: Not having the back in the right place will smash the stem and damage can/will result!!!
To push the back on, I picked a 12 point socket out of my socket set that was the same DIAMETER as the watch back and placed it CENTERED behind the back.
Recapping, inside vise:
I DO NOT RECOMMEND THAT YOU DO WHAT I DID. People with broken watch crystals become very IRATE when "all it needed was a battery"!
A screw clamp would also give adequate pressure. Any unsupported direct pressure over the crystal will shatter it!
Hope this helped.
Posted on Aug 27, 2009
The best and the easiest way ( ONLY for FLAT Crystal)
Place the watch with back in the middle of a book ,close the book and press hard. It should snap into place.
For Dome or curved crystals, go to watchmaker.
Posted on Nov 22, 2009
If it wont snap back on with just your fingers you may need to take it to a repair shop. I have to use a case back closer to close some watches. It is a pain for you but it does help the watch to be more water resistant that it is so hard to close. Oh and if you try yourself, check to see if there is a notch on the inside rim as that will need to be lined up with the stem.
Posted on Jul 31, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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