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    Caseback opening - square watch question

    A friend of mine asked me to help change the battery in his fashion watch MK. The case back looks like this how do I open the case back? Use a small flathead screw driver on that indentation? Thoughts? Thanks guys.

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    Re: Caseback opening - square watch question

    Quote Originally Posted by EA-Sport View Post
    how do I open the case back? Use a small flathead screw driver on that indentation? Thoughts? Thanks guys.
    Yes, just a small flat head or pocket knife blade in that indentation and it will pop right off.
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    Re: Caseback opening - square watch question

    Quote Originally Posted by StogieNinja View Post
    Yes, just a small flat head . . . .
    No.

    A case knife.

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    Re: Caseback opening - square watch question

    I keep my case knives in the kitchen drawer, right next to the forks. That way I can use them for butter in a pinch.

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    Re: Caseback opening - square watch question

    You would use a watchmaker's case blade to open it. Grip the case in your hand, the crown and pusher side should be pushing into the meat of your hand between your thumb and your index finger (assuming you're right handed). Use the blade and get under the lip you see on the right in the pic. Apply inward pressure and it should pop open. I would advise against a knife or a screwdriver as you are likely to damage the case back or worse, your hand. This case back may just snap back on with your thumbs but more likely you'll need a proper watchmaker's press to close it.

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