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Re: replace a battery cover in a guess watch
Your watch case back (battery cover) actually lost it shape some how that's why it's not closing, it's need alignment,
which take lots of time try expert watchmaker hope you get it fix.
even thought it fix some time it's lost capability to keep your watch save from water.
hope this info help
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Have you checked that all buttons when pressed come in and out easily?
Sometimes the little spindles that press the contacts inside the watch do not come out completely and remain "pressed" even if the button appears to be "out"
Clean the watch, with particular attention to the buttons area so they can move easily in and out. If this does not do the trick, open the watch with great care not to damage the threads on the plastic case and visiually inspect if the buttons travel easily in and out and that all springs if fitted are sound. Remove and replace the batteries with new ones (DO NOT use bargain batteries from that "auction site")
and reset the watch.Try again, if ok carefully clean the back seal apply a little vaseline to the top of the seal and close the case. DO NOT over tighten the screws as this will damage the plastic thread and the watch will not seal properly and will be likely to flood with moisture. Good luck
Watch backs are usually either push-fit and simply need to be levered off, or are twist-fit and need to be rotated off. If there are a number of indentations around the rim of the back then it is likely to twist off. You need to get a suitable tool or tools to remove the cover or you will damage the back of the watch. Check on amazon or ebay for watch repair tools. Getting the cover back on is usually harder with push-fit and is more likely to lead to damage without the correct tools.
Or take it to a watch shop and they will replace the battery for you!
The Lionel Collectable Train Watch has 3 batteries in it. Two are for the whistle and one for the watch. All of them are V377 or 377 disk batteries. Gently pop off the back cover as most watches come off the same way. The battery by itself toward the middle is the train timepiece watch battery and is installed with the + side up toward you. The two batteries toward the edge are the whistle batteries, and you have to be very careful in changing them. Thee us a rotating contact that is plastic coated, over the batteries. NOTE: THE BATTERIES ARE NOT BOTH IN THE SAME DIRECTION. ONE IS UP AND ONE IS DOWN. (LOOK VERY CAREFULLY FOR A + AND - SIGN ON RIGHT NEXT TO EACH BATTERY.) For this reason, it is recommended to only change ONE battery at a time, so you will not get them mixed up. Gently spin the contact one direction, and one of the batteries will be clear and come out. Change that battery. Now rotate the contact back to the original position over both batteries, and continue rotating in that direction until the second battery is clear and can be removed. Change that battery. Now you can confirm that you still have one battery up and one down. Rotate the contact back to its original position, centering it on each battery. This contact has a layer of plastic material covering it on top so that it will not contact the watch case. If this plastic coating is damaged, it can damage the watch. If it is damaged, you might put a small piece of tape over the contact, to prevent other damage. NOTE that close to the edge of the watch is a very, very small spring sticking up. Make sure that spring is still vertical, as it is very delicate and can be damaged easily. That spring as well as the metal arm sticking up are part of the speaker circuit and must be in their place when the cover is replaced, as the speaker is in the cover. Now gently replace the cover until it snaps down. You will see the train moving around the dial and you can push the button and hear the whistle. Incorrect changing of these batteries by persons in jewelers departments of stores like Walmart and Target, have damaged more of these watches than you would like to believe. Hope this helps. (By the way, I do not have a brochure for the watch at this time.)
If you are struggling with the back then the best advice I can give you is to take to a local jeweler as they have the correct equipment to do batteries, easily and without damage to your watch. Most batteries are going to be less then $15 and its worth it to not have the headache and damaging it if unsure what to do
You need either a caseback knife or caseback wrench depending on whether it's a screwdown or snap-on back. If it's a snap-on, you'll also need a caseback presser to put it back on. Using the wrong tools can easily cause damage to your watch. If the watch is "water-resistant" be sure to replace the gasket as well or it will leak - you cannot reuse the gasket. You best bet to do this without having to buy tools, find the correct battery and gasket and risking scratching the watch is to let a watch shop or jeweler do it. Most places will charge about $8 to replace the battery and gasket. Sears sometimes charges only $4 so either way it's worth it. Even though I have the tools myself I usually bring my watches in and have it done since I'd have to go out and buy the battery & gasket anyway.
The back will either have a small slot on one edge to pry it off or indentations around the perimeter for a case wrench to unscrew it. Specialized tools are used to avoid scratching the case. You best bet is to take it to a watch shop and let them do it. Most places charge between $3 - $8 to properly do it without damaging the case and they should also change the gasket to maintain water resistance if so equipped. Once you have it open you risk damaging the movement as you change the battery. It's not that it's a tricky procedure but you can easily damage something that will cost a LOT more than $8 to fix if you don't have experience.
It depends on the make and model of the watch, many watches require a special tool that is only available to jewellers or watch repair facilities. The safest way to change a battery in your watch without damaging it is to take it to a department store or watch retailer and have them do it. It costs minimal when you consider it is done right, and includes the battery. I would guess between 7 to 15 dollars to get it done.