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What to do with watch repair kit

I got this neat little watch repair kitwith watch case holder with 4- pins plastic box of tools looks like a rachet with adapters toit i just want to change batteries in my little cheap watch and put a band on it i don't know what to do with them now that i got them no instructions.
13 pcs. tools
2 watch back openers
2-knives
1 case vise
2-tweezers
6 screw drivers
just a retired grandmother trying to fix her watch help linda

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Unless the watch back has notches on it, you want to look around the edge of the watch and find a little lip. When you find the lipp, use one of the knives and pry open the back. Take one of the tweezers and pull out the battery, you could also use one of those handy-dandy screwdrivers to pry out the battery. Put the new battery in laying exactly like the old one , then proceed to close the back, making sure that the little notch (on the INSIDE lip of the back case) lines up with the stem and crown (the part used for setting the watch) so not to break it. The back openers and the knives are just differant ways to opn the back of the watch. Sometimes watches have screws on the back that need to be taken off in order to open the back case. The case vise is to minumize the wear and tear on your hands. The tweezers are for taking out the battery. If you have anymore questions PLEASE feel free to contact me I will be glad to assist you further! Good Luck!!!

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