Hatch Back

TOOLS NEEDED: Tweezers, battery tester, cleaning cloth, polishing cloth




STEP2 - Place the watch in the case holding vise. Clamp the watch in the case holding vise by opening the two halves of the block. Place the watch in the middle, and gently release or tighten the two halves so that they hold the watch firmly (2a).

If the watchband does not unbuckle or unclasp, separate the band by pressing down with the pointed tool to remove the spring-loaded pin that connects the band to the clasp or watch (2b).

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STEP3 - Remove the hatches. Unscrew the hatches counter-clockwise by turning a coin in the slot (3b). Once the hatches are loosened, finish unscrewing and remove with fingers. Be careful not to let the batteries fall out yet.

 STEP 4 - Remove the batteries. IMPORTANT: Before you remove the batteries, be sure to note which side is up-you’ll have to put the new batteries in the exact same way. To remove the batteries, simply turn the watch over and they should fall out. If either battery is stuck, gently pry it out. 


STEP 5 - Test the batteries. See the battery tester for operating instructions. IMPORTANT: If the watch has two batteries and only one tests “replace”, replace both batteries. If both batteries test “good”, there is something wrong with the watch. Refer to your watchmaker.

STEP 6 - Locate replacement batteries. Read the number on the old battery. Find the same number in the Battery Cross Reference Guide. Choose the corresponding battery listed in the Cross Reference Guide from the your battery assortment cabinet . 

 STEP 7 - Clean the battery compartment. Check the battery compartment for dirt and remove it. If you find corrosion, refer to your watchmaker.

STEP 8 - Install the new batteries. IMPORTANT: Be sure to test new batteries before installing. For tester settings, follow the manufacturer’s instructions. Install the new battery(s) with the same side up as the one(s) you replaced. emember, the watch won’t work if the batteries are put in wrong.  

  STEP 9 - Close the hatches. Start screwing in the hatches with your finger, then tighten with a coin.

STEP 10 - Clean the watch. Gently wipe the watch to remove any fingerprints or smudges. 

STEP 11 - Reset the watch. Reset the watch and make sure it is working. In analog watches, if there is no second hand, observe the minute hand through a magnifying glass until you detect movement.