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Want to change 377 battery in Embassy Men's Watch but don't know if back snaps off or screws off......seems like it should be more obvious than this. Can anyone help?

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Casebacks can be attached in several ways. The most common is a snap-on type. The back will be smooth and if you look closely around the edge you should see a small slot somewhere along the edge where you can insert the edge of a caseback removal knife - it looks like a small oyster shucking knife - to pry the case open. The caseback me be very difficult to snap back on and require the use of a caseback plier or pressing tool. If the caseback is held in place by screws, you can carefully unscrew them using a good quality jeweler's screwdriver. the real cheap mini-divers will bend and scratch the watch. Another common method is a screwdown caseback. You will see indentaitions on the edge of the case back to recieve a caseback wrench to unscrew it. If your watch is water resistant, don't forget to replace the gasket as they are only good once. Most watch shops will replace the battery while you wait for about $8 so that may be your best bet.

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Hi Jason,
About 70 percent of watches take 377 batteries but there is no way to know until you pop the back off. If you take a picture of the back i can instruct you how to get it off. thank you ! Lisa

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