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Removing the back from a swiss navy watch

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.

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  • Anonymous Jul 14, 2008

    I have three fossil watches and can't get the back off of any of them. How do you change the battery?

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VOTIT
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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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SOURCE: Repair of Ernst Benz Wright Brothers Centennial Watch

Yes, it is quite difficult to get the replacement parts from Switzerland and sometimes takes very long time. In my experience the longest was 9 months for the balance wheel.
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Posted on Feb 06, 2009

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SOURCE: removing the back to change battery

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

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SOURCE: Replacing battery on wenger swiss watch

Hate to say it but Wal-mart has the tools; seems like they'll do it for free if you buy the battery

Posted on May 28, 2009

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SOURCE: I changed the battery in my esq swiss watch and

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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  • Best regards. Jewel

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    Very carefully slide the blade under the tiny metal protrusion on the back cover (or across the length of the recessed area, depending on which type of cover your watch has). Do not attempt to insert the point of the knife. Use the length of the blade.
    Get under the tab or recessed area and gently but firmly turn the blade upward, popping the cover off.

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    1. Locate a very small tab (or recessed area) on the edge of the back cover. This is the access point for removal.
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    4. Get under the tab or recessed area and gently but firmly turn the blade upward, popping the cover off.
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