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You can use glow in the dark paint for numbers so they will glow too. Not sure if it will look that good but check out glow in the dark paint reviews and maybe go get some to try it out. I just don't really get it, why you want to change something. I mean, those watches look good enough in my opinion. Anyway, if you are a DIY enthusiast, you may enjoy the process of modifying the watch.

Dakota Watches | Answered on Aug 26, 2019


Tip & How-To about Watches
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!
Posted by Andrew... on Dec 31, 2018

Changing Watch Batteries

Dakota Watches | Answered on Apr 15, 2019


Look for a local repair shop, as that requires knowledge. There are web sites that might help you if you search yourself on the internet.

Dakota Watches | Answered on May 10, 2018


hardcandy15 answer worked for my Dakota LL Bean watch

Dakota Watches | Answered on Oct 23, 2017


Click on my profile (escapement), then click on Tips and Tricks. There you will find link to all DAKOTA watch manuals.Rate me, please

Dakota Watches | Answered on Mar 12, 2017


if just time is off by one to three hour(s) , you need to ck your time zone settings , if the day is off by one day you need to wait 24hrs keeping watch in a good view of the sky (not locked in a metal box) it should auto correct itself to proper day when it receives the radio signal for two time cycles (24hrs)

Dakota Watches | Answered on Dec 13, 2016


Change the batteries. The weight makes the pendulum and chimes work, but the clock in this thing is battery operated :>)

Accurate hourly Westminster chime movement tolls the hour - Automatic night shut off
  • Cathedral pediment, blue moon metal dial with raised roman numerals
  • Cathedral pediment, blue moon metal dial with raised roman numerals
  • Pendulum, weights and chains are made out of metal - Real tempered glass
  • Sturdy construction - Made of MDF & solid wood - Batteries (3-AA & 2-C) not included


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    Dakota Watches | Answered on Dec 12, 2016


    I took a clip watch to the Mall today and had the battery replaced at the Dakota Kiosk. It cost $10. They used a tiny knife to pry off the back. I was trying to use a screwdriver and that didn't work.

    Dakota Angler II... | Answered on Jun 10, 2016


    This watch requires a size 1620 battery, available at all Dakota Watch Company store locations, and most electronics stores. Dakota Watch Company always recommends taking your watch to one of our store locations or a reputable jeweler to reduce the risk of damaging your watch during a battery change.

    We are sorry to read of your trouble with receiving technical support. We will be happy to answer any questions regarding your Dakota watch. Please feel free to contact our Customer Service by email at customerservice@dakotawatch.com, or by phone at 1-888-459-0404. Thank you!

    Dakota 2786-6... | Answered on Aug 17, 2015

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