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I have a womens Columbia watch that is also water resistance to 65 meters. The battery has gone dead and I would like to replace it. Most watches have a groove to pry the cap off. This watch does not have that. Must the cap be turned and by a special tool or can you give me an idea on how to this. I did not want to scratch or ruin the watch. Thanks Traudl Renner

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Mcdevito75 here, Hello Traudl, I see what you mean by not seeing or haveing that little tab on the back cover to pry off the back. I'm not an expert but do know a little about watches. Look again for this tab on the back cover, use a magnifier glass available at all Dollar stores to see this tab. Of course you may be right and there isn"t a tab, in that case look carefully between the back cover and the case of the watch for a cutout, it should be somewhere between the back cover and cvase of the watch, it"s very easy to miss this is why I suggest the magnifier glass. If by chance the back cover has square holes going around it"s circumference, then you would need a special tool to unscrew this back cover, I don"t think so though. If all this fails then your best bet is to look for a small watch repair shop in your area for a new battery. Hope I've helped.

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