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How to Remove the Back of a Nixon Watch

Updated February 21, 2017

Nixon watches are contemporary timepieces that are sold at the company website. They are also sold by online and offline dealers. Just like other brands, Nixon watches contain working parts. They need replacement batteries and maintenance from time to time. You can do some minor maintenance on some Nixon watches, but other models need to be serviced by a professional jeweller. It's crucial to note that if you open or remove the back of a Nixon watch, the warranty will automatically be voided.

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  1. Locate or purchase a jeweller's tool. You'll need one to remove the back of Nixon watches that are waterproof.

  2. Locate the indents on the back of the watch case. Adjust the teeth of the tool so they fit into the indents.

  3. Hold the Nixon watch firmly while you position the jeweller's tool onto the indents. Finally, turn and remove the back. If you can't remove the back of a Nixon watch without using excessive force, take the watch to a jeweller or call the company for service to avoid damage.

  4. Tip

    Make sure you buy your Nixon watch from an authorised dealer so it will have a warranty. Remember to register your watch to activate the warranty. A limited 2-year warranty comes with new Nixon watches from authorised dealers. The warranty will repair or replace your timepiece in case there are manufacturer defects. It does not cover items such as replacement batteries, wristbands and crystals. It also doesn't cover abuse. Replace the batteries in a Nixon watch easily by yourself if your model has an easy-change battery hatch. Some Nixon watches are automatic. They're powered by a self-renewing motion, so you don't have to remove the back to change the batteries. If you must remove the back of a Nixon watch, check the instructions that came with that certain model. To locate the instructions, look in the bottom of the box.


    If you open or remove the back of a Nixon watch, the warranty will automatically be voided. To avoid this, you must call the Nixon company for service at 888-455-9200 instead of trying to attempt it yourself. If your Nixon watch is covered by a warranty, you'll likely have to send it back to the company or take it to a professional jeweller for maintenance and repairs. You cannot remove the back of some models, like the Nixon Small Scout Watch. This watch is connected to the wristband by straps. Therefore, the consumer can't access the back. Another reason you should not remove the back of a Nixon watch is, there are thin rubber or plastic gaskets that make the timepiece waterproof. These seals need to be inspected, and replaced when need be, by a professional jeweller every 2 years. Otherwise, the waterproof quality of your Nixon watch can be compromised. If you misuse a jeweller's tool, you can bend or otherwise damage the case of a Nixon watch.

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Things You'll Need

  • Warranty
  • Jeweller's tool

About the Author

Kayar Sprang has been a professional freelance writer and researcher since 1999. She has had articles published by clients like Kraft Foods, "Woman's Day" magazine and Mom Junction. Sprang specializes in subjects she has expertise in, including gardening and home improvement. She lives on and maintains a multi-acre farm.

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