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klimi99

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    TX, USA
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    photography, reading, watches, fountain pens, football/soccer

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  1. Yep. He's a certified Seiko repair shop, so if anything happens to one of my Seikos there will be a place to go.
  2. Mystery solved! It is a press in back with a faux oyster back motif. I guess the people who didn't want to open it were fooled by the little grooves and the fellow at the battery place who tried to open it but could not didn't quite know what he was up to. I took it to a local jeweler who replaced the battery for US$13.00 (around 8.70 pounds). It took him all of 2 minutes. I might invest in a press and the proper opening tool to do this at home. I have a small collection of inexpensive watches that need batteries every so often. Thanks for the info and tips - klimi99
  3. Well, I got a hermetic non-reply from Victorinox. Reading the subtext I guess this is an oyster back case. Thank you for contacting Victorinox Swiss Army. You have one of our Original watches. Large 24221, small 24241. Battery changes and repairs should be done at an authorized repair center. I would send your watch to... They then provide the address to some watch servicing center here in TX. :geek:
  4. Will do. I contacted Victorinox customer service to see if i can get a definitive answer. Klimi99
  5. Thanks for the tips. I've had this little guy since 1999 or so. The few times I've taken it to a Battery Plus or similar store that replaces batteries, I am told they can't do it because they lack the special tool to open it. When I go to a Jeweler -- and overpay for a battery change-- the watch guy goes to the back, does his magic, but never explains what type of tool he used. I bought a sticky ball and will try that just in case it is a screwback. I have other watches on which I can use the ball. Thanks, Klimi99
  6. Greetings All, I hope this is not a silly question but I'd like to identify what tool(s) I might need to open this type of screw back watch case (see pic. below). This is an inexpensive Victorinox Swiss Army watch and I really don't want to spend $20-$25 at a Jeweler's to have the battery replaced. I know it's definitely not a snap/pop off case. Thanks, Klimi99
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