You need the right tools for the job. When that job is getting into your watch, you’ll need the proper equipment, like watch case openers and closers. All watches contain some type of case back to cover the delicate beating heart of your watch: the movement. There are many different styles of case back and each uses requires a unique tool to safely remove it from your timepiece.

The most common case back is the “snap-off” or “pop-off” style. These can be removed with either a case opener or a specialist watch back knife. Some case backs have threaded edges that can be screwed down into the watch using a case wrench. Other timepieces, like those from luxury manufacturers Rolex or Baume & Mercier, may require specialized openers. Make sure to check your watch and determine which type of case back you have before attempting to open your timepiece.

Discover our range of watch case openers and closers to fit your favourite timepieces. Maddisons of Durham has the tools and equipment you need for any watch repair. Keep your running like new with our selection of specialist parts and equipment. Want to get in touch? We’re here to help!

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