How to Remove the Back of a Fossil Watch

Written by john smith
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Fossil watches are usually pressure sealed to keep moisture out and extend the life of the watch. They offer a battery replacement service if it goes dead, and this is certainly a safe option if you just need to replace the battery. With a warranty, it only costs £11 including shipping. If you are set on removing the back of the watch yourself, then it is fairly easy---just be careful not to get anything on the inside.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Small flathead screwdriver (or other thin blade)
  • Plastic bag

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Take the watch to a clean room with as little dust as possible, and place the watch inside a large plastic bag (this will help minimise particles that can get into your watch).

  2. 2

    Take a flat, dull knife, fine-point tweezers or a thin, flathead screwdriver and insert it into the separation line between the back plate and the casing.

  3. 3

    Gently twist the blade as you rotate around the casing. As the pressure loosens, you will hear a pop.

  4. 4

    Remove the back and set aside.

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