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Just as there are many ways to open a watch back, there are more ways to close it again.
Use this guides from Esslinger.com to determine what kind of what back you have and how to
The first type is the snap off watch case back. There are two ways to tell if your watch
case is a snap off back. If back is smooth without other screws or notches, it is most
likely a snap off back.
The case back will also have a little lip, or sometimes an indentation, that is designed
to help you pry the back off. They look like this, but you may need an eye loupe to find
There are two different ways to close a snap off case back, one with just your hands and
another with the help of a watch case press. Check out these links to learn more.
The second type is the screw off watch case back. A screw off watch case back can usually
be identified by the regularly placed notches in the back, like these.
There are several different ways to close a screw off watch case back, you can use a
jaxa wrench, a regular watch case wrench, or a case opener ball. Follow the links here
to learn how to close a screw off type watch back.
The third type is the watch case back that is held in place with screws. If you watch
case back is of this style, you will be able to see little screws holding the watch case
back to the watch case, like these.
Use this video to learn how to close a watch case back with screws.
To learn how to do other kinds of simple watch repair, visit Esslinger.com's learning center