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Replace rear cover on swiss army brand watch

Rear cover won't snap on and stay in place. There is one tiny notch on the rim, to clear the winder shaft, and I have made sure to align that properly before putting pressure on the cover.

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You are going to need professional help for this one.

Take your watch to your local watch repair shop they have a watch press that will press the back cover on.

Hope this tip helps

Posted on Feb 07, 2010


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OK, back to business: align the winder groove first and make sure this side of caseback sits in properly in case. Then use your thumbs to push the opposite side of caseback in, supporting the watch by your palms and knees. Do not try to push the caseback in bit by bit going all around the caseback. This sort of action will never work.
So, align the groove, support your palms by the knee(s) and push the opposite (to the groove) side of the caseback in to the watch case by one, but strong attempt with your thumbs. It should snap in.
If this doesn't work, you will need to ask the watchmaker to close the watch.
NB: Watchmakers are using specialized press for closing watch cases wich do not require any strength at all.

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