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Changing the battery

I have purchased a new battery for my timex watch. The back of the watch does not have screws. It probably is a pop off type. I do have a small flat screwdriver from my sewing machine. Is there a place to pry it off? Please advise. The back says Timex Stainless Steel Back Cr 1216 cell WP 30 M

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  • MR David Bush Jun 29, 2013

    mine does come off with 4 screws,but how does the fit in with the 2 clips at ever side,one thin on the left and one a bit bigger on the right,i took the battery out a malayian battery and bought a japanese maxwell battery the same size but it is litium how do they clip in maxwell

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You need to pry it open.

I used an X-acto knife

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