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Hi i need to put back the back plate of my timex watch but is is stubornly refusing to be back on. What can I do? Procedure please? Jack

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I used a 13/16 12 pt socket on the crystal side, making sure that the socket didnt come into contact with the glass. then a piece of hardwood against the back, i then put it in my vise, making sure to apply the same pressure equally as i very slowly turn the handle of the vice and it popped right on..... simple as sin.....

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I fixed a Timex Indiglo WR 30M and placed the plate in the freezer for 15 minutes since I was in a hurry and that worked great. Thanks mcdevito75 for this tip.

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Mcdevito75 here, This can be a problem, the tolerances between the back cover and case of the watch is in MM. Believe it or not here"s a trick you can try, place the cover only in the frig. for a 1/2 hour, the cold frig. may and should shrink the back cover just enough to fit back onto the caseing. Also make sure you have any cutouts or indentations on the back cover matching anything on the case of the watch, one thing is the cutout for the winding stem of the watch, there should be a cutout on the back cover for the stem of the watch.

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