Introduction

This guide will walk the reader through the process of replacing the hands of an 1102 series Citizen watch using an iFixit jimmy, tweezers, and a needle. This repair will require minimal knowledge of watches, and can be performed in approximately 10-15 minutes.

Parts

  1. Locate the notch under the back cap of the watch. Wedge the jimmy into the notch, and pry off the back.
    • Locate the notch under the back cap of the watch. Wedge the jimmy into the notch, and pry off the back.

  2. Remove the circular plastic cover from inside the watch.
    • Remove the circular plastic cover from inside the watch.

  3. Remove the crown stalk by placing the needle in the release notch. This will release stalk and allow it to slide out.
    • Remove the crown stalk by placing the needle in the release notch. This will release stalk and allow it to slide out.

  4. Turn watch on its side and let the watch face fall out.
    • Turn watch on its side and let the watch face fall out.

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  6. Gently pry the watch hands off of the face of the watch with the jimmy and tweezers.
    • Gently pry the watch hands off of the face of the watch with the jimmy and tweezers.

  7. Use the tweezers to replace the hands of the watch.
    • Use the tweezers to replace the hands of the watch.

    • First, place the hour hand on the watch face stem, followed by the minute hand, and the second hand.

  8. Place the watch face downwards in its case.
    • Place the watch face downwards in its case.

    • Make sure the crown stalk holes are aligned.

  9. Insert the crown stalk into the crown stalk holes.
    • Insert the crown stalk into the crown stalk holes.

  10. Place the plastic cover back in its original place.
    • Place the plastic cover back in its original place.

    • Use the crown notch for guidance in alignment.

  11. Press the back cover on the watch using hands or clamp, until it pops into place.
    • Press the back cover on the watch using hands or clamp, until it pops into place.

Conclusion

Now that the watch hands are repaired, the watch can be reset manually so that the it can keep the correct time.

Justin Sidwell

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