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How do you get the back cover off to change the battery? Is this cap simply pressed-fitted in place or is it threaded and screwed in place

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  • sccrdude Jul 08, 2008

    my battery in my relic wet watch and i cant get the cover off to replace the battery. i have all ready tried pulling it off with a pliars but that does not work.

  • Anonymous Jan 27, 2009

    relic watch - can't get back off.



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  1. Yes very helpful broke the back cuz couldnt affor a jewlers wrench. THANKS!

Posted on Jun 15, 2012


Like many other watches, the Relic Wet's battery can't be changed by the owner. It requires a Jeweler's wrench. Said wrench has prongs that fit into the 6 indentations on the back of the watch. The wrench is than used to unscrew the back plate, exposing the battery. Any reputable jewelry store will have one.

Posted on Aug 08, 2008

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  • Edd Sep 28, 2010

    You can purchase a jeweler's watch wrench online for less than ten bucks. (If you shop really carefully you might find one for less than five including shipping! I'd suggest and/or eBay.)

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    imtdog200110 Jun 15, 2012

    Thanks alot! I couldn't afford a jeweler's wrench, and because this **** watch cost so much, I'm homeless and can't afford to leave my box and go to a jewelery store. I used a flat head screwdriver and a paperclip and broke the **** thing off. Now I have no watch and no home. Way to go.

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    imtdog200110 Jun 15, 2012

    buy a Timex. Taks a licken and keeps on ticken!



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The back of your watch is attached in one of two ways. Look at the watch back. If it's smooth all around the circumference of the back, you have a snap-fit back. If, however, you see little notches cut into the edges--if they were extended, it would make the back look like a pizza that's been cut into slices--then you have a back that screws on and off.

A snap-fit case back often has a small (very small) raised section at one spot of the rim; this is so you can insert a tool called a case knife and pop the back off. If you don't see that small raised section, you'll need to wiggle the blade of your case knife under the edge and gently apply leverage from there--it's usually easiest by one of the watch lugs, as opposed to near the watch crown. If you don't have a case knife, you can often use a thin (but tough!) knife blade to do the same thing. Remember, though, that applying this much force through a knife blade can distort or take a chunk out of your edge, so be prepared to sacrifice a knife or be prepared to re-sharpen it after this exercise. A screwdriver does not work very well; the blades are typically too narrow to provide good leverage without distorting the case back, and they may even cutt a gouge into the watch body. Avoid using them for this purpose. To increase the water resistance of watches, Relic case backs are often very tightly fitted--they're tough to get off, and even tougher to push back into position. I would not be surprised if you would need a jeweler's press to get the back of this watch back into position.

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You can find case knives and case wrenches at many jewelry supply stores, mail order supply houses like Otto Frei ( will take you right to the watch repair tools), and on eBay. However, if you're near a Harbor Freight store, they sell a "watch battery changing kit" and jeweler's press for an extremely reasonable price. These aren't the ultra-high quality tools that a professional jeweler would use, but they'll be perfectly fine for changing the occasional battery for many years. I've probably closed 100+ watches using the inexpensive press I got from there.

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Thank you FixYa.
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