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Rotary revelation battery replacement. how do you get to the movements. collapsible stem?

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  • scotttime Sep 14, 2010

    The link provided by the previous guru was incorrect. This a Rotary Revelation watch. GS02901/01/04(11864) This a two sided watch with two individual movements. The watch does not have a caseback and is only accessible from the top of the watch. The crystal on both sides are easily removeable. However the stem on one side appears different. Possibly a bending or collapsible stem. If one dial and movement is able to move up or out both batteries(362 & 321) would be accessible.

  • scotttime Sep 14, 2010

    The instructions are incorrect for this watch.

  • scotttime Sep 14, 2010

    This rotary watch is a revelation two sided watch with collapsible stem. to get into both sides to replace the batteries one must enter the watch from the top ( crystal ) and then gain access to both movements.

  • scotttime Sep 14, 2010

    The watch ( Rotary Revelation) is a two sided watch ( like the Jaeger Lecoultre Reverso) that shares one case. You can not access the movement from the bottom of the watch. Where a normal watch has a caseback, this has another dial and crystal. The only way to get into the watch on either side is to remove the crystal. That part is easy. It is the rest of it that is difficult.

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Hi,

To start with, this is not a DIY. The manufacturer clearly mentioned that it needs special tools. It would be less than 10 minutes work, however could only be done by authorized dealers. If you try to play, you might damage and it would cost you much more than getting it replaced at the dealer.

Read :-

Due to the complication of changing the battery on this watch and warranty issues we cannot give out the information on how to change the battery. Please send us your watch so that we may do the battery change for you. Follow the steps below in sending us your watch.



· DO NOT PUT "SWISS WATCH INTERNATIONAL" ON THE PACKAGE, WRITE "SWI, ATTN: CUSTOMER SERVICE"

·[size= ]Send your watch or winder via insured or registered mail with sufficient insurance to cover the original purchase price.

·[size= ]Make sure your complete name and address including ZIP Code (where you would like the product to be sent back to) appear on the package return address label and are also included inside the package.

·[size= ]Enclose a complete explanation of the nature of the problem so that the correct repairs will be made and include a telephone number in case we need to reach you.

·[size= ]Pack the watch or winder securely to avoid damage in transit. Do not send it in its display box. These boxes are discarded upon receipt and cannot be returned.

·[size= ]IF STILL UNDER WARRANTY: Enclose a copy of your sales slip along with a check or money order made to SWI for $10.00 per product to cover the cost of handling, mailing and insurance. Shipping cost will be waived if purchase is within 30 days and proof of purchase is sent (The warranty may be void on products showing evidence of extreme use or evidence of moisture and/or rust.)

·[size= ]IF NO LONGER UNDER WARRANTY: You will receive an estimate, and no repairs will be made until we receive your approval of charges. If you decide not to have the repairs made, a $10.00 return shipping charge will still be assessed. Post-warranty movement repairs are guaranteed for a period of one year.

· If[size=] more than one product (watch or winder) is being shipped, enclose a packing list of the package contents and retain a copy for your records.

·[size= ]Allow 4 to 8 weeks for repairs. Estimated time for return of repaired goods cannot be given for watches or winders needing back ordered parts or special repair procedures.

I wish i could have a better solution. Usually they never even charge. However, again it depends on shop to shop :)

Let me know,if needed further assistance.

Hope i helped you.

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Posted on Sep 15, 2010

  • Roberto Melim Jul 04, 2012

    I'm an amateur watch repairman, and i finished rigth now the replacement of a rotary revelation battery replacement. I never thinked that was so easy. It's like a small puzzle. Take the glass for one side, press the small buton to release te crow (bingo: one side out, acess to both bateries) SUPER EASY

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    denniscuenta Nov 17, 2012

    would be nice if you can show us pictures of that step by step. :)

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The stem should be removable from the movement, but I do not quite understand your question here. It sounds like you are just trying to replace the battery, correct? Why do you want to get to the stem itself?

Thanks, let me know and I can help!
Tim

Posted on Sep 14, 2010

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    Tim Grayson Sep 15, 2010

    Ah yes, I see, ok let me do a little research, if you haven't heard from me by morning please write a note in here to remind me and I will post the instructions.

    Thanks
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The best thing to do with a watch like this is to take it to a reputable camera shop, and have them assist you. The watchmakers know how to do this, and it's better than trying to force something and possibly breaking the stem.
Good luck, hope this helps, and thanks for using FixYa.

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