Introduction

If your watch hands aren't lining up correctly, this guide will show anybody who owns a watch with a snap-off back, how to get those hands back to the correct alignment.

Image 1/2: Pull down the strap until the lug can be accessed. Image 2/2: Pull down on the lug and it should freely come out of place.
  • To make your watch easier to work with, start by taking off the straps.

  • Pull down the strap until the lug can be accessed.

  • Pull down on the lug and it should freely come out of place.

  • The lugs have springs in them so when removing, be careful not to let them fly out of your work space.

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Image 1/3: Carefully place your thin blade in the divot and pop the buckle off of your watch. Image 2/3: Carefully place your thin blade in the divot and pop the buckle off of your watch. Image 3/3: Carefully place your thin blade in the divot and pop the buckle off of your watch.
  • Locate the divot on the underside of the watch.

  • Carefully place your thin blade in the divot and pop the buckle off of your watch.

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  • Use your tweezers to grab onto the plastic holder and gently pull it out.

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Image 1/2: While applying pressure, pull the stem out and it should freely come off. Image 2/2: While applying pressure, pull the stem out and it should freely come off.
  • Apply pressure with the pointed tip instrument at the spot circled; around where the stem meets the main part of the watch.

  • While applying pressure, pull the stem out and it should freely come off.

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Image 1/2: To remove the hands, carefully pry upwards and all of the hands should pop off. Image 2/2: In order to not accidentally scratch the face of your watch, place a piece of paper under where you will be prying up the hands.
  • Gently place the tweezers underneath the hands of your watch.

  • To remove the hands, carefully pry upwards and all of the hands should pop off.

  • In order to not accidentally scratch the face of your watch, place a piece of paper under where you will be prying up the hands.

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Image 1/2: Press down on the hand, so that the hour hand is firmly attached to the center post. Image 2/2: Align the hour hand with the 3 O'clock position on your watch.
  • Using your tweezers place the hour hand in the center of the watch.

  • Press down on the hand, so that the hour hand is firmly attached to the center post.

  • Align the hour hand with the 3 O'clock position on your watch.

  • Be careful handling the hands because they can be very fragile.

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Image 1/2: Align the minute hand with the 12 O'clock position. Image 2/2: Press down on the hand until the minute hand is firmly in place.
  • Using your tweezers again, place the minute hand in the center of the face.

  • Align the minute hand with the 12 O'clock position.

  • Press down on the hand until the minute hand is firmly in place.

  • Look to make sure there is a small amount of space between the hour hand and the face, as well as between the minute hand and the face.

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Image 1/1: Press down firmly so that the second hand stays in place.
  • Carefully pick up and place the second hand in the center of the watch.

  • Press down firmly so that the second hand stays in place.

  • The position of the second hand is not extremely important, but to get the most accuracy; place it in line with the minute hand.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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