Under the Loupe/How to Open an Ikepod Case

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How to Open an Ikepod Case

Ikepod watches made their name by being different and, as such, can pose a problem to watchmakers who are unfamiliar with them.

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To open an Ikepod case ("pod"):
  1. Remove the crown (the watch uses a two-piece stem)
  2. Set the crown and half stem safely aside
  3. Push the inner half of the two-piece stem, that has remained in the watch, back into its neutral position
  4. Remove the bracelet
  5. Remove the small plastic plugs located at 12:00 & 6:00
  6. Push down from the back, through the holes that were plugged, to remove the bezel
  7. Remove the movement, with dial and hands