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I dropped my watch and the back popped off. How do i put it back on > there are no screws and it doesn't look threaded. When i try to popped it back on, the other side pops up. Suggestions ?

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SOURCE: The back cover for my watch popped off when I

I used to work with jewelry. !!BEWARE!!
This method is for face crystals that are completely FLAT! Any convex crystal will shatter without proper tools!!!
Any method of putting the watch cover back with the watch remotely near water/moisture is a mistake. The watch will rust sooner or later.
So if you don't want to pay a jeweler five dollars to put it back on, this is what I did to my sister's watch cover when I could not snap it back.
I took my cushy 1/4 inch mousepad to a vise. You may not have a vise. If you don't, stop reading now and take the watch to a jeweler --one who replaces batteries.
Inside the vise jaws, I used a 5 inch square piece of wood, then my cushy mousepad, then the watch facing the pad, then the back in the right place for restoring.
!!!!NOTE: Not having the back in the right place will smash the stem and damage can/will result!!!
To push the back on, I picked a 12 point socket out of my socket set that was the same DIAMETER as the watch back and placed it CENTERED behind the back.
Recapping, inside vise:

  • small board
  • cushy mousepad (to avoid scarring and crystal breakage
  • watch crystal facing mousepad
  • watch back in correct position
  • ratchet socket the same diameter as watch back centered behind cover
Slowly I positioned all these items with minimal pressure. Then when I was sure that I was ready (and prepared to hear the crystal break) I put as little pressure closing the vise that I could. The I heard a snap, and to my relief, it was the back going in!

I DO NOT RECOMMEND THAT YOU DO WHAT I DID. People with broken watch crystals become very IRATE when "all it needed was a battery"!

A screw clamp would also give adequate pressure. Any unsupported direct pressure over the crystal will shatter it!

Hope this helped.
Good luck!!!!

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That Gucci watch requires a special tool that looks like a crochet hook. I highly recommend you take it to a jewellery store that carries Gucci to have it changed.

Posted on Dec 20, 2009

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SOURCE: how do you put the back, back onto this fs1? The

You have to remove band in order to fit caseback back onto the watch. Insert pocket knife blade between band and case lug and pry inwards. This motion should release the band. It will be a lot more difficult to fit the band back on and you will probably need to buy springbar tool. Rate me plz.

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SOURCE: back popped off using tip of knife but cannot get

There is a press for putting these back on.

Seek professional help.

Hope this tip helps.

r/ David

Posted on Mar 11, 2010

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If you don't already know what size battery you need, you can find this information on the back plate of your watch. Once you have your replacement battery, you will need to open the back of the watch to gain access to the battery compartment. Depending on the watch, the back plate will either screw off or be attached by a few small screws. If attached with screws, you will need a set of precision screwdrivers such as a jewelry or eyeglass kit. if it doesn't then look if there is a hinge where you can insert a small flat screw driver head or a small flat stick to pop the back of the watch.

Inside the battery compartment, you will see the battery is held down by a clip. Carefully remove the clip and eject the battery. Insert the new battery and replace the clip. If the battery clamp indicates you should do so, quickly press the reset button twice. Then reattach the back of the watch. If the watch display remains off after replacing the battery, press all buttons at the same time to reset the display.

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Simmon, Try to take the back off watch, and remove and reinstall battery. The watch battery some times looses contact when dropped or hit sharply. I have had to do this on different watches that have been dropped.
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The six slots are indeed the way it is done...

The correct tool is called a jaxa...
(don't go TO cheap... they won't hold their ADJUSTMENTS
(back removal: yes cc = loose))..

You can get a good look on both eBay & Amazon (I'll put up pix with URL (links) for your viewing pleasure.

Using AYTHING but a GOOD quality three jaw wrench will guarantee the metal will get damaged... each & every time it is accessed (making future attempts that more difficult).

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You will also need a jewelers loupe... While BIG magnification numbers sound good initially... working under more than 5x or 10x... will prove to be pretty awkward

Finally... work over a linen napkin... that can catch small screws, batteries or clips that try to fly away when you are working...

OKAY four... a vacuum with an old tee shirt

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Okay FIVE... A flash-light shining across the floor will make the tinniest part cast a reasonably good shadow... (really helps).

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There is a press for putting these back on.

Seek professional help.

Hope this tip helps.

r/ David

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