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Does the back cover snap-on/off or screw on/off? I don't see tabs for popping off.?

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Although the cover is flatly closed and there's no tab/recessed area on the cover, you can still use a watchmaker's knife (looks like a Swiss Army knife but with case opener blade) or even use a Swiss Army knife to open it (pry off, particularly common in less expensive watch).
Be careful, don't try to use the point of the knife, use the blade instead.
Get under the rim and gently but firmly turn the blade upward, popping the cover off.

If the cover is flat, no notches on it, that is a screw-back case. You need a case wrench (screw-back watch case opener) to open (unscrew) the cover. If you try to use a very small flat screw drive and tab (turn) the cover in counter-clockwise direction, be careful because it can cut your fingers.

Hope it helps.

Posted on Feb 19, 2011

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I have this kind of watch. How do y’all change the battery

what You Will Need To Change Your Watch Battery :
A Blunt Knife or Small Flat Screwdriver
Substitution Battery (Get this utilizing the bygone one as an example, subtleties in strides beneath)
A Magazine or Newspaper
Changing the Watch Battery
Get going by setting your watch face down on a magazine or paper, the paper will keep the screen from getting scratched while you work on it.
Watches commonly have one of three sorts of covers, covers made sure about with screws, a screw on cover (the entire back cover transforms into place) or a snap on cover. Snap on covers are by a wide margin the most well known covers on current looks as they're by and large less expensive for the maker to deliver, trailed by screw on covers.
You can differentiate by taking a gander at the back front of the watch. Covers made sure about with screws will clearly have various screws around the edge. Screw on covers as a rule have an example of scores (normally 6-8) similarly divided around the external border of the cover which permits an apparatus to get the cover and turn it. Snap on covers have a little cover or lip somewhere near the edge under which a device is utilized to lift the cover off.
This instructional exercise will zero in on snap on covers since these are the most well-known. To eliminate a cover with screws, utilize a little screw driver to eliminate the entirety of the screws and the cover should come free. To eliminate a screw off cover, a since quite a while ago nosed pincers can as a rule be utilized, placed the two hints of the forceps into inverse scores and press the watch down to hold the cover and afterward turn the cover off. With the right procedure, it is additionally very simple to eliminate these covers.
For a snap on cover, you'll first you need to find the lip on the back cover. Presently utilize a little level screwdriver or an unpolished blade and wedge the tip or edge under the cover and push down, as a switch, to gobble it up.
You will presently see a plastic spacer/assurance cover which is utilized to ingest stun and keep the component from moving around inside the case. This cover fits cozily over the instrument and can be pulled off utilizing the tip of a blade, screwdriver or tweezers, being mindful so as not to contact any piece of the system or you may harm it. Get the cover close to the edges and be mindful so as not to break any bit of the component when you lift it up.
The battery should now be plainly obvious. It will be held set up with two metal clasps covering its edges. One of these clasps is important for the instrument cover and is fixed and the other will have the option to move away from the battery with the end goal for it to jump out. Once more, with the tip of a blade or tweezers, pull the clasp away from the battery so it pops free and afterward haul it out of the system. The bolt in the image underneath shows the moving catch.
Take the battery with you to your closest home improvement shop or regularly a **** specialist to get a substitution. Then again compose the number on the highest point of the battery down and they ought to have the option to recognize it from that, for instance 377 and so on The number is normally the greatest number stepped onto the top (level) face of the battery.
When you have a substitution battery, pull the battery cut back again and addition the battery into the instrument. The watch should now tick once more. In the event that it isn't ticking, at that point the battery is either introduced erroneously (potentially topsy turvy) or the instrument is broken. Ensure that you battery is introduced in a similar direction it was before you took it out, regularly with the level side or side with the + on it confronting outwards towards the back cover.
Presently supplant the plastic addition, watch that the space in the supplement lines up with the change screw. Be delicate when supplanting it to guarantee that you don't harm any piece of the component.
At long last you need to supplant the back cover. The cover simply should be situated accurately and afterward fit properly. For certain watches, this should basically be possible by squeezing it in with your thumbs while others will require more power. On the off chance that you can't push it along with your fingers, at that point lie the watch face down on paper, place the level piece of a rubberised spanner arm over the back cover and press down gradually with your body weight until you hear it fly into place. Ensure that the cover is in the right situation prior to applying pressure onto it else it may get twisted or forever harm the lip of the cover.
Reset the time and your watch is prepared currently to wear once more. best bet is really to take it to a jeweler
Jan 30, 2021 • The Watches
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I bought a watch and we can't get it to work. We think the battery needs to be changed.

If you take a look at the back of the watch, look for screws holding on the back plate. If there are screws (usually, if they are there there is one in each corner -- unscrew them. If there are no screws in the back of the watch, look VERY carefully at where the backing for the watch connects to the front piece of the watch. There should be a small indentation somewhere along the rim -- use a knife or a small screwdriver in that groove and pop the watch backing off.
Once you have the back of the watch off, you will see the battery right there. Sometimes they just pop out (held in by the watch back) ... sometimes there is a small piece of metal holding it in (in which case you should try to rotate the metal piece off the battery -- don't bend it).
Once the battery is out, take it to a store that sells watch batteries and match the battery type exactly (a lot of watch batteries look the same, but you need an exact match). Put the new battery in, cover it with the metal tab (if there was one) by rotating the tab back over the battery like you found it. Put the watch backing back on (and replace the screws if there were any).
Hopefully, that will kick start your watch for you, and you should be all set :-)
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My battery is running dead . Can I have it replaced ?

Yes, the battery for this watch can be replaced. Timex estimates that the battery should last 2-3 years, but that assumes an "average" use of the Indiglo backlight. If you never use the backlight or audible alarms, your batteries would have lasted longer; heavy use of both would have run the battery down more quickly.
If you want to replace the watch battery yourself, you'll need a very fine philips or flathead screwdriver, the new battery, and a bit of patience. It would also be helpful to have a pair of tweezers, but that's not absolutely necessary. If you carefully look on the back of your watch, Timex usually lists the battery type so that you can buy a replacement battery without first opening the watch. If you can't figure out what the numbers mean, take it to a jewelry counter at Target or Walmart, and they should be able to help you decipher it. I don't know which battery this specific watch takes, but many Timex watches use a #1620 or #2016 3v battery. Look for a number like that on your watch back.
To open up the back of the watch, open the strap so that you have good access to the back. If you have a steel band, you might need to slip out one of the adjustment pins to separate the band into halves. Yes, you might be able to take the back off without this step, but it makes it a lot easier.
Place the watch face down onto a soft surface. I like to use a dark towel, so that if I drop one one of the tiny screws you'll be dealing with in a minute, they won't bounce and you can easily find them again.
Use your screwdriver to loose the back of the watch, one screw at a time. I find it very helpful to loosen a screw, then use the tweezers to pick it up out of the hole. These guys are tough to grab with your fingers! Put the screw in a safe place, then carefully remove the back of the watch. A little black neoprene gasket may be stuck to the back or be floating around--don't lose that!
You should be able to see where the battery is kept. On most Timex watches, there's a metal shield covering the watch and completing the power circuit. Using your screwdriver, gently pry the tabs of this shield away from the watch movement, one tab at a time. Try very hard not to snap off any of the little plastic anchors. On a Casio watch I recently serviced, I had to remove the movement from the watch to get at these little tabs; I don't remember ever having to do that with a Timex.
Once the shield is loose or removed, the battery should slide right out. Replace the battery, and gently snap down the metal shield. Turn the watch over to check whether it's working again. If it's not, you may have to push a little "reset" pin on the watch movement to clear the registries. The back of the metal shield usually has instructions on where that little pin is located. If the watch is already working, you won't need to do this.
Closing up the watch is the reverse of what you did to get it open. Make sure the neoprene gasket is back in place--that's what's keeping sweat and water out of the watch--and carefully set the cover back in place. Tighten the screws in an "X" pattern--i.e., top left, then bottom right, then bottom left, then top right. I get all the screws loosely screwed in before tightening them down in earnest. This watch has a plastic case, so you want to tighten the screws snugly, but not over-tighten them so that they strip out the screw hole.
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I have a columbia watch cl 7204. does the back pry off or rotate?

mcdevito75 here, Basically there are 3 ways to remove the watch back, If there are 4 screws holding the back onto the caseing you"ll need jewelers screwdrivers to reove the screws and cover, if there are square holes going around the edge of the back cover you"ll need a special tool called a case back remover tool available on ebay to un-screw the back cover, or the cover simply prys off. Look for a tiny tab on the back cover you may need a magnifier glass available at most Dollar stores or there may be a **** between the back cover and case of the watch to pry off the back cover, use a sharp knife and carefully twist the knife oncwe you find this tab or ****.
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We cannot remove the back plate and there are no screws. The person who sold us the battery was unable to remove the plate, also. HELP!

Thank you for contacting FixYa.
I am not 100% sure of the back of this watch, but since it has no screws I can assume it just has a snap-style back.
Locate a very small tab (or recessed area) on the edge of the back cover. This is the access point for removal. You can find this sometimes by running your fingernail around the back rim, as this tab or indentation can be hard to see.
  • Pull out the stem, which releases the back on some watches.
  • Get a small flathead screwdriver it needs to be a thin inflexible tip. Use a kitchen knife as a last resort. Wrap the hand you are holding the watch with in a towel or protect your hand in some manner so you don't injure yourself if the screwdriver/knife slips.
  • 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.
  • When you replace the cover, make sure you line up the stem slot on the cover with the stem of the watch.

  • My only other suggestion would be to take to another jeweler who is more experienced then where you went before. This should be an easy battery for someone who is capable.
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    Jewel
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    I am not familiar with Cat watches, but here are instructions for basic watch backs:
    Locate a very small tab (or recessed area) on the edge of the back cover. This is the access point for removal. You can find this sometimes by running your fingernail around the back rim, as this tab or indentation can be hard to see.
  • 2Pull out the stem, which releases the back on some watches.
  • 3Get a small flathead screwdriver it needs to be a thin inflexible tip. Use a kitchen knife as a last resort. Wrap the hand you are holding the watch with in a towel or protect your hand in some manner so you don't injure yourself if the screwdriver/knife slips.
  • 4Very 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.
  • 5Get under the tab or recessed area and gently but firmly turn the blade upward, popping the cover off.
  • 6When you replace the cover, make sure you line up the stem slot on the cover with the stem of the watch.
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    How to remove the back of my fossil watch in order to change my battery.

    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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    How do change a battery of a watch?

    If you do not have the proper tools,(proper tools are recommended) and depending on the type of backing, this may help you :

    1. Locate a very small tab (or recessed area) on the edge of the back cover. This is the access point for removal.
    2. Get a kitchen knife with a rigid blade. It doesn't have to be razor sharp, it only needs to be inflexible. You can also use a small fine screwdriver.
    3. 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.
    4. Get under the tab or recessed area and gently but firmly turn the blade upward, popping the cover off.
    5. Locate your battery(Small round disc type) remove and check the numbers on it. Go to most any local dept. stores (Wal Mart, Target, Radio Shack, etc.) and purchase same.
    6. Install battery with numbers up.
    7. Place cover over watch, and snap back into place.
    Hope this helps. If not, please let me know and I will get back to you.
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    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.

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