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I replaced the battery and can't get the back plate back on the watch, what am I doing wrong

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  • rch219 Sep 02, 2010

    I kept experimenting with trying to get the back on and finally took it out to my workshop and put it in a vice with a soft paper padding to cover the watch. After aligning the slot that goes over the internal stem I squeezed it shut from the bottom; this resulted in the top near the stem creating a slight gap. I took a small C-clamp and put just enough pressure near the stem and on the top of the watch for it to close and engage the back to the watch completely. It worked but I used a great deal of caution in doing this, being very careful to make sure the stem slot was aligned and that I did not exert too much pressure, just enough to see and hear it snap together.

    Thanks for the response, and I wouldn't recommend my fix to anyone unless they have the right tools; a small vice and small c-clamp, and a great deal of patience. I also would not recommend this watch, it looks good and it, works fine, but maintaining it is a frustration waiting to happen.

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Thank you for contacting FixYa.
Hmmm I dont know if you are doing anything"wrong". It really is difficult to determine not knowing the watch. I would try to take to a local jeweler to have them take a look first. They may be able to assist you.
For more info, check out this link:
https://home.comcast.net/~k_singer/Opening_Pocket_Watch_Cases__k.htm

Best regards, Jewel

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SOURCE: What do you use to snap on the back plate of a wristwatch

Tools are available from many watch suppliers, one is Jules Borel, jborel.com, best to get a new gasket and mabey a spare if you wear this in the water then a new crown or crown seal also.

Posted on Jun 14, 2009

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I would recommend you to go to a Juwelry, or a watchmaker and let him put the plate back on it. They might do it for free, or it will cost you 3-5 euros/dollars, nothing much;)

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SOURCE: Can't get the back plate of a Timex Indiglo WR30M watch back on

To open watch case, hold back of watch up with arrow pointer on the back plate pointing to the right. There is a pry point on the upper edge where you will see a small arrow pointing. Use a small flat end screw driver to pry the watch case open. Be sure to replace the back the same way with the arrow pointing away from the setting knob.
Take a 1-1/4 inch paddle bit and drill a hole in a 1-3/4 inch wide piece of wood about 1/8 inch deep. Then take another piece of wood about 2 inches long by 3/4 inch thick by 1 inch wide to lay across the back of the case plate. Place the crystal of the watch in the drilled hole. Used a vise or clamp with the watch between the two blocks of wood to press the back on. Be careful not to over press. Works great

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SOURCE: replacing the back on a KC3556 kenneth cole wrist watch

I suggest you contact the maker by going to their web site http://www.genevawatchgroup.com/ (this is the maker) and speaking to them. You are not the first to have this kind of problem and they should be able to sort it out for you.

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