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    Fortis Colors battery change?

    Anybody know how to change the battery on the Fortis Colors? I can't figure it out. Can't figure out what the caseback does. Don't want to damage it.

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    think it comes out of the mounting then you use a ball screw back remover I think but not a hundred percent sure on that ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by is that my watch View Post
    think it comes out of the mounting then you use a ball screw back remover I think but not a hundred percent sure on that ?
    There is no tab to put a knife under and there is no slots for a caseback tool. I don't want to mess it up.

    And of course I can't find my ball to try it.

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    Rotation would be the safest first option , if it doesn't move then you know it's a snap back.

    Find the ball


    In the mean time, you could always whaz an email off to Fortis for instructions/opening advice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Broker View Post
    There is no tab to put a knife under and there is no slots for a caseback tool. I don't want to mess it up.

    And of course I can't find my ball to try it.
    I thought the whole thing come away from the moulding and strap so you have the whole thing in your hand then you hold it and using the ball unscrew it. let me see if I can find a pic of what I mean

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    one night I dreamed I was locked in my fathers watch, with Ptolemy and twenty one ruby stars mounted on spheres and the primum mobile coiled and gleaming to the end of space and the notched spheres eating each other's rinds to the last tooth of time and the case closed - John Ciardi ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by is that my watch View Post
    I thought the whole thing come away from the moulding and strap so you have the whole thing in your hand then you hold it and using the ball unscrew it. let me see if I can find a pic of what I mean
    It does come apart and I have it that far

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    Quote Originally Posted by Broker View Post
    It does come apart and I have it that far
    got any pics if it is a pop back there should be a lip some where on it or some sign of a place for the knife to go ?
    one night I dreamed I was locked in my fathers watch, with Ptolemy and twenty one ruby stars mounted on spheres and the primum mobile coiled and gleaming to the end of space and the notched spheres eating each other's rinds to the last tooth of time and the case closed - John Ciardi ...

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    if you can't find the ball how about blue tac?



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    Quote Originally Posted by sharkyfisher View Post
    if you can't find the ball how about blue tac?
    I found the ball and it's not working. I hate taking my watches to the jeweler but I think I have to in this scenario.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seriously View Post
    you could always whaz an email off to Fortis for instructions/opening advice.
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