I can't seem to pry the back off like other watches I have had. I need to replace the battery. I read somewhere that it twists off and needs a special tool. I went to Wal-mart, but they aren't allowed to touch it.
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Jerry, If its smooth on the back cover, you have to pry it off carefully. Get a magnifying glass and look around the cover edge, there should be a small under cut. Pry at this point with a penknife blade or similar. If the cover has 6 or 8 small indentations in it then it likely unscrews but you may still need to see a watch shop for the tool to unscrew it.
Fossil watches have a 2 year warranty so if its inside this, take it to a dealer.
1. Lay the watch upside down on top of a towel or cloth on a
flat workspace. Use a small flat head screwdriver or blade to pry under the watch
backing, then lift the backing from the watch. Slide the battery cover to the
side to access and remove the battery.
2.Take the battery to any electronics store to purchase a
replacement. Bringing the old battery will ensure you install the correct type
of battery in your Fossil watch.
3. Replace the battery and the battery cover. Apply pressure to
the backing until it "pops" back into the watch. THANK YOU FOR VISITING FIXYA
mcdevito75 here, Most Fossil Watches have a press fit back cover. First locate ant tab, or indentation that is on the back cover linning up with the case itself, Carefully use a steak knife under that tab or in the indentation, slot in the cover abd pry up. From there you may need a jewlers screwdriver to loosen the battery hold down plate to remove the battery. BEST BET, look for a small watch repair shop in your area to change the battery.
mcdevito75 here, Even with the proper tools we still have to improvise at times, Instead of useing your case opener from your tool kit, use a steak knife or similar with a sharp edge inside that groove you"ve described, the cover will pry off.
Most watch backs either screw off with a special case opener that every wachmaker uses or pried off with a knife like case opener or sometimes a knife. Take this to your local watchmaker for battery replacement. Batteries are readily available but are a bit tricky to install properly and are best installed by a qualified watchmaker.
There are 2 ways that Fossil closes the caseback on their watches. It is either a 'pop-off' caseback that you will need to pry off. Get something very small and thin, such as a small flathead screwdriver. There is usually a small groove somewhere around the edge of the caseback where you can insert the blade. The other type screws off. You will need to unscrew the caseback. You can determine if it screws off by looking for 6 notches around the outside edge of the caseback. You will use these notches to insert a tool to rotate the caseback off. Without a specialized tool called a watch-wrench, I suggest bringing it to a store such as Precision Time or Tourneau.
good morning ! if your watch is waterfroop design that`s have a tread so if you want to open the case back you need a wrench or opener, but if your watch is snop in design you need a knife to open the case back,and change the battery,thank you,