Question about Watches
How do i remove the back from a swiss navy watch? There is no edge to slide a knife blade under to remove back in order to change the battery.
SOURCE: how to remove the back
First you need to determine if the watch is a snap back type or a screw back. If the watch back has a series of equally spaced slots (usually about 6) around it's perimeter, then it is a screw back and you will need a special tool in most cases. You can sometimes remove a screw back using a pair of snipe nose pliers in two of the slots, but unless the watch can be mounted safely in a small vice then this is quite difficult. The back from snap back watches can be removed with a blunt pen knife. If you look carefully around the edge of the watch casing you should see a small indent in the cover. This is where you start with the blunt pen knife, working your way around the edge twisting the knife gently as you go. Eventually the back will snap out of the watch casing
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Posted on Sep 15, 2008
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Posted on Feb 06, 2009
The plastic wrist band doesn't have to be cut away. You need to dislodge the spring-loaded end of the pin from the hole in the plastic with the blade of a sharp thin knife.
The you proceed to lift one of the 4 snaps to open the cover. The battery is under a white translucent inside cover.
The original battery was Sony SR621SW.
Pay attention to the rubber seal ring when putting the watch back together.
Posted on Apr 23, 2009
ooh, ESQ by Movado. These case backs are often pressure fit, just like Movado, and are notoriously difficult to reinstall. It sounds like it is going to take a watch press to install your caseback. This is an expensive tool which any jeweler that changes batteries will have. There is no real safe way to this without a press.
Now, I have just supposed that this is a pop off; if it is a screw on back then it would have had to have been unscrewed to get it off. If it is a screw-back then you will likely need to get a caseback wrench to tighten it down enough.
Posted on Oct 19, 2009
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