Do you have what it takes to open up a watch (without ruining it)?

Aug 11, 2020,09:11 AM

We have to be sure you will do it without damaging the watch or losing any of the pieces, so here's a tutorial.

This is a follow-up to the screwdriver post a few days ago, it's a brand-new video posted last night by Nick Hacko in Australia.

(FYI - I have no connection or commercial interest with these videos)

If you want to buy (or already have) a Seiko 5 for this course, it looks like fun. A new one costs from $79 US or even less if you are a lucky shopper

BTW this is exactly what I was doing a week or so ago for my friend.


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Thank you for this post.

 By: Ted-Lo : August 11th, 2020-09:20
Do you have other posts concerning what tools one should buy to start opening up a watch? I feel I need to at least buy something to hold my watch down when I change straps.

Nick did a video on 10 tools you should buy (inside here)

 By: cazalea : August 11th, 2020-10:41
At the least you need some proper screwdrivers, a strap removal tool, a case-back tool, several tweezers, and a place to set the watch so it's safe. Because I have lots of Seikos, I learned that Seiko makes tools for the bench that are less expensive than...  

Yes!! This is what I have been looking for.

 By: Ted-Lo : August 11th, 2020-10:49
I would typically buy Bergeon to be safe, but their tools sometimes rival prices of accessories. Let me analyze your suggestions and go from there. Thank you!

A source for some of these

 By: cazalea : August 11th, 2020-11:02
or for more tools: