Question about Timex 16132 Wrist Watch
I couldn't get the back of the case off, to save my life, until I used a pocket knife and literally forced it off, resulting in a broken washer and a scratched up case back. I changed the battery and now I cannot get the back cover back on. It will not snap back onto the inner works and I really don't want to use a hammer. I have used Timex watches for over 40 years and never had this kind of a problem. I figured it was stuck on by grime, but once I got the cover off there was no grime. I cleaned off the edge anyway and, of course, this silly skinny little washer is of no use now. I've had the watch about two years and it has lasted longer than most since I am very hard on watches. But that is why I always buy Timex, because they can still take a licking. Let's see if it will keep on ticking after I take a hammer to its backside, because it is now un-wearable. And, no I don't have the contraption the watch came in. It wasn't a box and it has been two years and I never dreamed I'd need that tiny little pamphlet that came with it to change a battery! This is about my 30th Timex. I'd hate to have it be my last, but I'm not going through this again. Thank you for letting me vent. Any suggestions?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Timex Indiglo WR 30M Wristwatch
First, find the arrow on the back and use a small screwdriver or knife to pry open the back at that point. Replace battery and then replace back wiht the arrow pointing to the middle of the band as orginially found. Third, press the back on the left side and then use a rubber mallet to strike the "raised" side down and it'll snap in place. Alternative method -- use a cushioned screw clamp to compress the back.
Posted on Aug 15, 2008
These directions are for a four button 1440 Series Timex watch. I emailed customer service with the three digit number on the back of the watch and they sent me directions how to change the time and it actually worked. Here are the steps.
1. With time and date showing, press (constantly) SET (approximately until you count to 20-25)
2. Seconds flash, Press "Start\Stop" to round time to the nearest minute, setting seconds to zero.
3. Press MODE. Hour flashes. Press START\STOP to change hour, including AM (no symbol) and PM.
4. Press MODE. Minutes flash. Press START\STOP to change minutes, hold button to scan values.
5. Press MODE. Month flashes. Press START\STOP to change month.
6. Press MODE. Date flashes. Press START\STOP to change date.
7. Press MODE. Day flashes. Press START\STOP to change day.
8. Press MODE. Time format flashes. Press START\STOP to select 12-24 hour time format. 12 hour format has AM\PM.
9. Press SET, at any step to exit and save settings.
Date (day of the month) appears in upper part of display in Time mode. Press and hold START\STOP to see month and date in large digits.
Posted on Nov 19, 2008
SOURCE: timex watch cover replacment
Align the caseback exactly as it was before you opened it. Make sure thet the groove for stem is in correct position. Lay the napkin on the flat table surface, put the watch on it (dial down) and using both hands and your body weight push the caseback down back in place. Remember: the side of the caseback wich first came out must be last pushed in.
Do not use very soft napkin (towel) as this can brake the glass under the pressure.
If all above described DO NOT work, then there is not enough power in your hands or not enough weight in your body and you will need watchmakers help (he/she will be using special watch press to close the watch).
P.S. Do not get upset if you can not close it; I'm very expierenced watchmaker and very often came across the watches wich I was not able to close without the watch press (even my arms are quite strong and the weight is 95kg).
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Posted on Mar 07, 2009
You can download the Perpetual Calendar instructions from Timex's website here.
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Posted on Mar 11, 2009
Try taking the back off and orientating it the other way (i.e. turn top for bottom). You don't have to screw it down to see if this will work. As soon as the back clicks in you will be able to hear beeps as you press the buttons
Posted on Jun 11, 2010
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