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    Help! What am I doing wrong?

    Popped the case back off to change a battery. Was very tight. Can I get it back on? No!

    Is aligned fine with the crown stem
    Tried by had
    Tried with a piece of wood to get more pressure
    Tried with a case back press

    No joy

    Just one side or another will go in, but it won't "click" into place.

    Could I have deformed the case back slightly? Any other ideas?

    Thanks in advance...
    Last edited by OrangeSport; Sep 20, 2021 at 02:09 PM.
    G-Shock: GW3000B-1A
    Rolex: Submariner 14060M
    Accurist: 1961 Shockmaster (Gold) & 1965 Shockmaster (Steel)
    Omega: Speedmaster Professional 3570.50.00
    Meistersinger: Perigraph AM1002
    Ben Sherman: S489.OOBS
    Rotary: 1990 Quartz (Gold)
    Steinhart: GMT Ocean One 39mm
    Certina: DS Super PH500M & DS PH200M

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    timex by any chance ?

    some times case backs are hard to go on you just need more force me I use a cloth for the top and bottom press and make sure right size and give it some welly ..but some time crystals will pop if not the right back press size

    but some are hard to keep the water seal intact

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    It's my Ben Sherman

    Even with my full weight on the press it won't go...

    Just tried again..
    G-Shock: GW3000B-1A
    Rolex: Submariner 14060M
    Accurist: 1961 Shockmaster (Gold) & 1965 Shockmaster (Steel)
    Omega: Speedmaster Professional 3570.50.00
    Meistersinger: Perigraph AM1002
    Ben Sherman: S489.OOBS
    Rotary: 1990 Quartz (Gold)
    Steinhart: GMT Ocean One 39mm
    Certina: DS Super PH500M & DS PH200M

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    what sort of press you got ?

    this is what I use ?





    this might be a better option maybe



    looks like you could line it up easier and put all over pressure in one go

    don't think you damaged the case back just think tight fit
    Last edited by is that my watch; Sep 20, 2021 at 07:54 PM.

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    Yes, mine is very similar to that...
    G-Shock: GW3000B-1A
    Rolex: Submariner 14060M
    Accurist: 1961 Shockmaster (Gold) & 1965 Shockmaster (Steel)
    Omega: Speedmaster Professional 3570.50.00
    Meistersinger: Perigraph AM1002
    Ben Sherman: S489.OOBS
    Rotary: 1990 Quartz (Gold)
    Steinhart: GMT Ocean One 39mm
    Certina: DS Super PH500M & DS PH200M

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    Sorted after a brilliant suggestion from @chuckmiller

    Freeze the case back!
    G-Shock: GW3000B-1A
    Rolex: Submariner 14060M
    Accurist: 1961 Shockmaster (Gold) & 1965 Shockmaster (Steel)
    Omega: Speedmaster Professional 3570.50.00
    Meistersinger: Perigraph AM1002
    Ben Sherman: S489.OOBS
    Rotary: 1990 Quartz (Gold)
    Steinhart: GMT Ocean One 39mm
    Certina: DS Super PH500M & DS PH200M

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    2 thumbs up !!

    You may want to give it the big chill again the next time you want to remove the back.
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    never thought to do that hmmm suppose with ss it's safe enough to do not too sure would do this with other types of metal though

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckmiller View Post
    2 thumbs up !!

    You may want to give it the big chill again the next time you want to remove the back.
    +1
    An especially nifty thing to have on hand is a frost spray (like one might have to troubleshoot electronics). Makes it easy to apply the cold topically. Alternatively, if one has compressed air in a can, it can be turned upside down and work exactly like a frost spray.

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    20 mins in the freezer was enough...

    Great idea..
    G-Shock: GW3000B-1A
    Rolex: Submariner 14060M
    Accurist: 1961 Shockmaster (Gold) & 1965 Shockmaster (Steel)
    Omega: Speedmaster Professional 3570.50.00
    Meistersinger: Perigraph AM1002
    Ben Sherman: S489.OOBS
    Rotary: 1990 Quartz (Gold)
    Steinhart: GMT Ocean One 39mm
    Certina: DS Super PH500M & DS PH200M

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