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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 | 33 views | 0 helpful votes

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

Watches | 57 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 | 45 views | 0 helpful votes

Might be a silly answer, but have you tried the thee Elgin site? Also try a Dollar store. They have some very small batteries that I use for my older watches. :-)

Elgin Watches | 18 views | 0 helpful votes

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.

Wittnauer... | 23 views | 0 helpful votes

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

The Watches | 46 views | 0 helpful votes

Try a department store, like Target or Walmart or a jewelry store. :-)

Pulsar Watches | 18 views | 0 helpful votes

The second hand should start automatically if the battery was replaced correctly.

Seiko Watches | 88 views | 0 helpful votes

different watches have different case backs. You need to send a picture with yours or send the model number so we can see what is the case back system. Omega has many vintage ladies models.

Omega Watches | 25 views | 0 helpful votes

Purchase some contact cleaner either online or at an electronics store. Remove the back from the watch and then drip the contact cleaner onto the contact side of the set buttons inside the watch. Then depress the set buttons repeatedly to work in the solution. You may have to repeat a few times. By cleaning the contacts it is likely the set buttons will work again.

The Watches | 44 views | 0 helpful votes

Take your Fossil watch to a jeweler who will open it, identify the battery type, and perhaps can be persuaded to install a replacement.

Fossil Watches | 22 views | 0 helpful votes

i don't know. dollar stores may sell watch bands. watch
retailer may charge to resize your band. store where you purchased it may have tools for easy fix at no charge. just take proof of purchase and watch.

Timex Watches | 45 views | 0 helpful votes

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