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I've replaced the battery on my Skagen watch but am having trouble snapping the back on -- any ideas would be greatly appreaciated. Thanks

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O.K this is a tough one, because a watch maker has a press to do this. I don't know if your watch has a round crystal or if the crystal is domed. If it is round and flat, lay the watch down with the crystal side face down. Lay it on a flat scratch-proof item. Take a wooden handle that has a domed end to it. Take the back and lay it on the watch case, making sure that the knotch on the back is aliegned with the setting crown. Take the wooden tool and using the domed end put a little pressure on the endge watch case near the edge, and slowley go around the back, it should snap into place. If it's a domed or square crystal, that's a little harder and all I can think of is finding a round concaved something that fits aroung the edge of the casing NOT hitting the crystal ,and do the same thing as with the flat crystal ( go around the edge putting a little pressure on the back) For a square crystal

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Thank you for contacting FixYa.
Most Skagen watches have a snap-in, snap-out back. You will need a case back opening tool ($3 to $14) or a slotted jeweler's screw driver or knife blade to pry it open. Do this over a counter or towel in case the battery pops out. Examine and make note of which side of the battery is up. Get the number off the battery, better yet take it with you to Wal-Mart, Radio Shack or anywere else they sell batteries. Buy a replacement, install it, and try to reinstall the back. Good luck!
Do not try placing your Skagen watch face down on a soft towel, on a hard surface, and then then try to mussle in the back, or tap it with a mall or hammer. You very likely will break the crystal.
Without a Case Closing Plier ($15 to $20) or a Case Closing Press ($15 to $50) you will not be able to get the back to snap back in. You could try a conventional vise and size some vinyl or plastic washer to to fit the bezel and protect the crystal/face of the watch, and some flat vinyl/plastic that covers the back of the watch. Align the front and back plastic pieces with the back, carefully insert it in your vice, and tighten until the back snaps in. This could be fatal if you mess up!
A simpler solution is to take your watch to a place that specializes in selling and servicing a variety of watches, hopefull Skagens, maybe a jewelry store, and have them replace the battery. They should have the closing tool and you can expect to pay $10 to $15 for the battery and installation.
If you like Skagens, you can go on-line and find the appropriate tools to do this. Or, pay the watch store. Many Skagens use up batteries at the rate of every 10 to 15 months. Also, you can look up Skagen on line and see if they will service your watch. They are located in Reno, Nevada

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