Most helpful positive review
21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
on May 9, 2010
Works as expected.
I used it to close a Skagen 233XSMM after replacing the battery. None of the local jewelry dealers wanted to touch it, they all claimed that the crystal is to easy to break. I didn't have any problems closing it with this tool.
There are instructions on line, look for "Watch repair tool guide" under "Little David." Make sure you use the appropriate dies and that the watch is properly seated on the bottom die (look from above, make sure the die and the watch are centered). There is significant friction between the handle and the base (this is why I gave it ONLY 4 stars) so you have to be careful while applying pressure.
I read Mary Ellyn Nord's review before buying this tool and it took me a while to decide to buy it. I don't have a 25 years experience, this is my first watch I closed with a press, but my experience with this tool is so different.