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    Perfect tool for removing/replacing Core battery cover

    I discovered the perfect tool to remove and replace the back/battery cover: a basic can/bottle opener, the kind that is pointed at one end and rounded at the other. (Warning: some of our younger members may be in the dark on this ancient tool.) Using the rear, rounded edge works marvelously, much better than a coin or even screwdriver. The edge is thicker and the handle angle plus length provide more leverage.

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    Re: Perfect tool for removing/replacing Core battery cover

    Quote Originally Posted by Gopher View Post
    I discovered the perfect tool to remove and replace the back/battery cover: a basic can/bottle opener, the kind that is pointed at one end and rounded at the other. (Warning: some of our younger members may be in the dark on this ancient tool.) Using the rear, rounded edge works marvelously, much better than a coin or even screwdriver. The edge is thicker and the handle angle plus length provide more leverage.
    Can you post a picture of the tool in question?
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    Re: Perfect tool for removing/replacing Core battery cover

    I found that out too! I use the can/bottle opener from my leatherman multi-tool, its just the right width.

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    Re: Perfect tool for removing/replacing Core battery cover

    I use the large screwdriver on my Swiss Army Knife! :)
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    Re: Perfect tool for removing/replacing Core battery cover

    Quote Originally Posted by Joakim Agren View Post
    Can you post a picture of the tool in question?
    I'd say he's speaking of this type.


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    Re: Perfect tool for removing/replacing Core battery cover

    Photos attached, per Joakim's request. And Hys was correct in his interpretation. It works much better than any screwdriver I have tried (from small to large): the angle, length, and thickness of the opener are just right.
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    Re: Perfect tool for removing/replacing Core battery cover

    Does no-one use a coin? I must say, the metal battery cover is a huge improvement on the plastic Vector cover.
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    Re: Perfect tool for removing/replacing Core battery cover

    I use a coin for the back. I was told not to use anything metal to pry out the battery because of accidental electrical contact with the watch. I use a plastic spoon.

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    Re: Perfect tool for removing/replacing Core battery cover

    I always tear the plastic covers up when I use a coin.
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    Re: Perfect tool for removing/replacing Core battery cover

    I had trouble getting the cover off with a coin, especially the first time from the factory. The can/bottle opener made it much, much easier and minimzed the chances of stripping the slot on the cover (the coin slipped on me a few times).

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