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  • scope235 Mar 19, 2008

    I replaced the battery in my Timex Expedition watch and I can find no way to get the back cover on.

    I am thinking I may have to lay the watch face down on a cloth covered hard surface & smack it with a hammer!

    This cannot be right.

    How the heck can you get it back on?

  • ybbag13 Mar 28, 2008

    I cannot get the back cover back on my Timex Expedition watch at all. This is ridiculous. It should easily snap back in but this is impossible. Is there a solution out there? Thanks

  • Anonymous Aug 11, 2008

    Line up the back as closely as possible to how it was when you removed it. (The cut-out notch goes where the winding knob is and the arrow points toward the upper-right, at a diagonal.)

    Put the watch backside down (while keeping the back in place and lined-up correctly) on a strong table.  Press down ******* the front of the watch until all the sides snap into place.  It feels like you might BREAK the watch,but that is what it took to get the back on mine after fiddling with it for over half an hour!!

    What a pain!!!

  • Go Fish Nov 17, 2008

    I am having the same problem. I tried everything that was suggested here, but it still will not go back on. I will never buy another Timex watch.  I haven't even had this watch a year. This is the first time I had to change the battery. There was no problem getting the back cover off, but impossible to put it back on.


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1)put a little silicon grease around the case cover 2)put cover back on the case 3)lay the watch on a hard surface spicifically on the edge of a wooden chair or bench and the face of the watch on your palm, the case cover is under and paded on the chair or bench. 4) now gently press the watch and it will snap.

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With the back in position wrap the watch front and back in a paper towel doubled and place it in the jaws of a four inch C clamp and tighten slowly until you hear the click of the back snapping into place. Be careful not to disturb the rubber o ring gasket or you will lose the water resistance of the watch.

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Jewellers have a special made press that inserts the case back in perfect alignment w/the case itself.
Any nice jeweller( a real one, not some rubbish like samules or some such chain etc.)
Try Rocco Manfredi 101 ashley down road, Bristol 0117 975 9752

You could also buy a proper watch, Timex are chinese made trash.

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