Re: how to open the back of a Fossil pocket watch?
If there is a button on top that releases a catch to open the watch, there is a chance you can pus a pin past the release directly to the back. Applying pressure will pop the back right off.No worries about dents or scratchs as you will be poking the backside of the cover through ths inside of the watch.
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The first answer is a canned answer. Seen it before. Examine the edge of the pocket watch. Start at the stem and look for a slight gap where the back cover meets the case. It is usually at the stem side or hinge side. Once located take a strong sharp knife and carefully pry up the back cover. It should remove fairly easily. I have about 12 pocket watches and they all work the same way. Once open there may be a small screw or two holding the battery in place. You will need a precision screw driver set or a small screw driver for glasses.
I do apologize for the inconvenience.Please try the below steps which should be helpful for you to remove the back of the watch and also replace the battery.
Flip over your pocket watch. Remove the back of your watch. The back of watches are either screwed on by four small Phillips head screws (unscrew them) or the watch has a press inserted back (slide a thin knife blade under the edge of the back of the watch and pry it off). (OR)Find the small groove on the back of the watch right above the hinge,place the tip of the screwdriver (the small kind used for the screws in glasses) into the groove and gently pry off the back of the watch.
Remove the circular watch battery out of the back of the watch.
Take the battery to any department store or watch store and purchase a new replacement battery.
Insert the new battery into the back of the watch.
Screw on or push on the back of the watch. Set the watch to the correct time.
The above should be of help for you to have the battery on the pocket watch replaced and have the watch working once again.Best wishes for your effort and thank you for your time and patience.
First -let's check out what type of watch you have. If you push the crown in and it turns freely back and forth with no resistance at all - this is battery driven watch. If you do the same and feel and hear some clicking and resistance- this is mechanical (spring driven) watch. Next - the case: Usually all pocket watches have snap-on casebacks. Take an eyeglass and examine the case. Even if you think there is no any grooves or gaps- try to pry it using watchmakers caseback opener (about $5 on ebay). In case if there are no chance to open caseback - that means you have one of the cases assemblad watch glass fitted last and that means you have to take glass out first and then only to get to the movement. As you will not be able to get the glass out without braking it, the only solution will be to visit your nearest watchmakers shop and ask for help.
Pocket watches are 99% with the back snap-on/sanap-off opening. Never came across the screwback. Get the knife with the solid blade, insert the blade in the groove between the case and the caseback and push it in quite hard using lever action (pry up). At the same time make sure the blade do not slip into the movement, as it will damage your watch. If there is no groove between the case and the caseback, then watch must be opened by removing bezel (metal ring holding glass in place). Open the same way as for the caseback, just be VERY carefull, as any slip of the blade will leave the marks on dial. Do not forget to rate, please.
You just use a knife or if you have a swiss knife its better.The cover of your pocket watch its like a clip look at the side of pocket watch there is a marker its like pinch mark put the blade of the knife push it then twist to open .When open already try to watch out not touch it the coil (bronze color) its very sensitive,when touch its easly to break causing to malfuntion.When battery is already change going to close look the gasket for properly place.
My son has a Timex pocket watch-I just got the back off with a very tiny flat-head screwdriver- the niche or indent you're looking for is almost indiscernible; look very closely, the edge of the back barely deviates from where it meets the edge of the front piece. Looks more like a flaw than an intentional point of entry