Having a watch is like having a piece of jewelry that can also tell time. Even though the exterior of the watch can be seen, the beauty of the inner workings of a watch is hidden within its back. A watch back is the rear part of a watch case that provides access to the watch’s movement. It is usually held in place with screws or notches. Some watch backs are difficult to open, especially if they have notches. So, today, we will be discussing how to open a watch back without notches.
Before you attempt to open a watch back without notches, you will need to gather the following tools:
- A watch case opener tool
- A small flathead screwdriver
- A pair of tweezers
- A soft cloth
The watch case opener tool is the most important tool you will need for this task. It is a tool specifically designed to open watch cases without notches. It has a flat blade at one end and a curved blade at the other. The flat blade is used to pry open the watch case, while the curved blade is used to hold the watch case in place while it is being pried open.
Steps to Open a Watch Back Without Notches
Once you have gathered all the necessary tools, you are ready to open the watch case. Here are the steps you need to follow:
- Position the watch case opener tool on the edge of the watch case. Make sure the flat blade is on the edge of the watch case and the curved blade is on the back.
- Gently press down on the flat blade. This will cause the watch case to open slightly.
- Insert the small flathead screwdriver into the gap created by the watch case opener tool. Gently twist the screwdriver to widen the gap.
- Insert the curved blade of the watch case opener tool into the widened gap. Gently pry the watch case open until it comes off completely.
- Once the watch case is off, use the tweezers to remove any debris or dirt that might have accumulated inside the watch case.
- Using the soft cloth, wipe the watch case to remove any dirt or dust.
- Replace the watch case and make sure it is securely fastened.
Tips for Opening a Watch Back Without Notches
Opening a watch back without notches is a delicate task and requires patience. Here are a few tips to keep in mind while attempting to open a watch back without notches:
- Always use the watch case opener tool as it is specifically designed to open watch cases without notches.
- Be gentle while prying the watch case open as too much force can damage the watch case.
- Make sure you use the right sized screwdriver to widen the gap.
- If the watch case does not come off easily, use a lubricant such as oil or WD-40 to loosen the screws.
Opening a watch back without notches can be a difficult task, but with the right tools and some patience, it can be done. Remember to be gentle while prying open the watch case and use the right sized screwdriver to widen the gap. If the watch case does not come off easily, use a lubricant such as oil or WD-40 to loosen the screws.