Jump to content

Recommended Posts

We have just had a fake Fossil watch in for a battery, popped back off and fitted a battery perfectly ok, refitted the back and it stays on for a few seconds and flies off, tried a new seal, remove the seal but it still does the same, left in the press for 10 minutes then released and within a few seconds the back pops off and lands about 4 inches away. Any ideas or tips to cure this would be appreciated. Customer coming back tomorrow.  Many thanks in advance.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I had such cases in Chinese watches
Well-chosen dies sizes should help
I remember that recently I had  one
After an hour, sweaty and pissed off
I heard a click, it was a beautiful sound 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 hours ago, Masterapprentice said:

Thanks for the replies, tried both the above and one or both worked in the end, finally got a click and stayed on 

Good for you, there is usually a way to solve a problem but it's not always obvious at first.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Always do a proper check before you take in a watch. This could easily have been done by inexperienced watch repairers who done this to it, you think you did but maybe not. I get things like this. One another advice while we on topic always check that the crown fully comes out and it turning the hands. I had customers who’s steam is broken I fix watch then while setting time I noticed it’s broken from before but too late. That was few years ago.

sorry to talk off the topic

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

2 things.  Why bother faking a Fossil :smt043  Secondly, I find sometimes a little sealing grease that you use on the gasket will sometimes help things move.  Also, not sure how you would do it in a shop, but if you could cool it down that might help?  Heat expands metal so maybe the reverse might help?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×