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Cannot get tha back off an automatic waterproof watch

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I am guessing is isnt held in place with tiny screws.

if it is a screw down back you need an adjustable case opener or the local watch guy

snap on types A,B and C probably should have the special little tool for each type, apparently case type C has little hooks that need to be untoggled .inside the case with tool type B....I bet the local watch guy could crack it open in no time. Mine is held with screws thank goodness. If the watch is

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