Horotec Watch Opener Tool MaxiPress Case Opener SPECIAL EDITION Wood

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This Horotec watch back openers is constructed with professional quality components and ability to open any screw watch back without need for additional tools. Made to open screw open type waterproof watch backs it features an oversized ergonomic torque handle giving this opener the power to open even the most stubborn watch backs. It is made of cast in steel with a base and will give the professional watchmaker years of use. It features a removable case holder that slides out of the press for you to easily place the watch in the holder. After taking the case back off, simply slide the holder out of the fixture and let the holder continue to hold the watch securely during the rest of the repair. It is supplied with 4 different set of pins that fit a variety of cases as well as 4 nylon pegs.

The metal dies are placed into the top portion of the opener (vise) with small thumb screws and a side screw adjusts to fit width of the watch - all very visible and adjustable before you begin to turn the opener. The spring loaded top portion can be locked down onto the watch to prevent slipping or marring of the watch back and gives ample room to move the watch on and off the opener.

  • Special Edition Hydro-dipped Wood design
  • Provides maximum torque with little effort
  • 4 pairs of interchangeable pins (round, rectangle, knurled, curved)
  • Jaw Holder opens 14mm to 65mm
  • Large ergonomic top wheel (160mm) for screwing and unscrewing with little effort
  • Base equipped with 4 anti-skid feet
  • Removable watch holder with 12 holes for concave delrin dies and 4 holes for case lug dies
  • 1 adjustable jaw holder
  • Base has a removable die tray for easy selection and safe storage of interchangeable dies and parts
  • Solid steel supporting pillars covered with anti-skid and ergonomic synthetic material, for right and left handed use
  • Made in France

Additionally, you may also purchase additional dies that can be used for opening Rolex® and Baume & Mercier® cases respectively.

Traditions are being lost and so is manual work. Horotec does not only want to distinguish themselves but to promote professions which are tending to disappear. These are the professions that have allowed watchmaking to reach its level of quality - losing them would be a terrible mistake. Founded in La Chaux-de-Fonds within this watchmaking heritage, it is with importance that Horotec will favor the know-how of local craftsmen. With their knowledge and experience, they will contribute to revisiting watchmaking tools.

The custom products offered by Horotec will be in limited quantities in order to distinguish them from their traditional products. The tool’s function does not change but its visual identity and physical appearance do. With the tools customized by Horotec, you will distinguish yourself from traditional watchmaking tools while also showing that you attach importance to quality products which will be reflected in your work.

The art of the waterpainting process uses inks that resist the surface of water without mixing and that prints on the object that is dipped inside. The chosen editions are Carbon, Magma, Wood and Graffiti. With these themes, we address a varied audience and allow our stems to fit into different professional atmospheres. These products are all authenticated Swiss Made, thus affirming the quality of what we have been offering for years.


Esslinger & Co. is independent of and not affiliated with or sponsored by Rolex® or Baume-Mercier®. Warranty does not apply to non-genuine parts supplied by Esslinger & Co.

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