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icon1.gif  How to remove the back and movement from a two-piece wrist watch case [message #1608] Thu, 26 September 2013 01:06
GaryM is currently offline  GaryM
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Tools needed: Bench knife or case opener. I like using the case opener.
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If you don't have a case opener, find something that has a fairly sharp edge to it.
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1. Hold the case of the watch with the back facing up. Find the lip, in the picture below the lip is shown at the bottom.
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2. Using the case opener, pry upward under the lip. The back of the case and movement will snap free from the bezel. Note: I always have the watch band attached or at least the pins in place. I use this for leverage and it keeps the opener blade from marring the case.
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3. The movement fits tight into the back of the case. Jiggle the crown and the movement should release itself from the back of the case.
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That's it! The happy path to opening a two-piece wrist watch case.
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