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I think You need to have a Jeweler do it. I always do.

Watches | 23 views | 0 helpful votes


Type. Battery type. Take your Armitron watch to a jeweler who will open it, identify the battery type, and perhaps replace it.

Armitron Watches | 42 views | 0 helpful votes


Best check out the Citizen website, or vintage watch sites. :-)

Citizen Watches | 27 views | 0 helpful votes


we dont value items here

Pulsar Watches | 25 views | 0 helpful votes


The "new" battery could be weak.

Luminox Watches | 40 views | 0 helpful votes


Hi
what watch is it and what appears to be the problem with it ?
Nick

Watches | 57 views | 0 helpful votes


Changing Watch Batteries
Lots of posters ask "what is the battery in my (name of watch)" with a view to changing it yourself. This is a bad idea for many reasons. You don't have the tools or knowledge to remove a rotary screw on back, or the gasket sealant for a waterproof watch. Some fashion watches have 4 traditional screw and need professional grade jeweler screwdrivers. Also, there are about 20 batteries commonly used in watches, in various sizes and internal technology, Lithium Ion, Silver Oxide and Manganese Alkaline. If you buy them, you generally have to buy 10!

Don't sweat the details. Just take the watch to your local jeweler. They have all the batteries at hand and the tools to remove the back. It is done whilst you wait for $8 to $15!


Changing Watch Batteries

Ocean Watches | 32 views | 0 helpful votes


When you go through the set up you will see 12:00 flashing. Push the set button again and you will see 24:00 flashing, select this and move on and should be good
Gabe Barrow, Barrow's Jewelers

Timex Watches | 44 views | 0 helpful votes


Wittnauer
finding a watch maker today is like finding , buggy whip maker.
but watch backs have many ways to come off.
for sure round types are the most variant.
pry off
screws off. no notches, takes huge suction cup tool.
screws off and has outer rim square notches that fit a tool that is special spanner wrench.
some are pressed on with huge forces.
last is front loader, with tool that compresses rim of front crystal and then bit by bit dismantled.
fixya is not watch forum and for sure not a computer. in 1967.


google watch maker forums we are not.
https://forums.watchuseek.com/f2/

Wittnauer... | 23 views | 0 helpful votes


i'm not sure if your swatch is simply clicking over at 1:30am, or if it is actually starting to switch over much earlier, and then completing the switch at 1:30.

the latter is how most watches work...especially my beloved seiko SKX diver automatic. the switchover begins prior to midnight, and ends after midnight...sometimes starting the slow turnover as early as 11:30pm in some watches and ending at as late as 1:30.

however, if this is not the case with you, and it's just flipping over late, i don't know what can be done with something like a swatch. you don't mention if it's an automatic or quartz, but literally most swatches are NOT built to be repaired. they were conceived as a throwaway watch when done with, and the cases are not made to be opened for repairs.

they have become such a cult item that if you look ******* google you can find companies or people who have learned how to open a swatch without destroying it, can source parts, and can fix/repair the watch. but it's not an easy slam dunk deal. it's different with each model.

so, with a timepiece like a swatch, with its unique character of having an endlife, kind of like a replicant from Blade Runner, you will need to likely accept what you have bought with its limitations, and the one you've mentioned is minor compared to the watch just breaking and needing to be thrown out or put in a drawer.

the swatch definitely has limits set out by its very concept. and to go back to the movies, as Dirty Harry once said: 'A man's got to know his limitations'.

that goes for watches too.

cheers.

Swatch Watches | 23 views | 0 helpful votes


Remove the back from the watch and check/replace the battery.

The Watches | 45 views | 0 helpful votes

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