How to change a watch battery

How do I take the back off my watch?

Is it easy to change a watch battery?

Having your watch battery replaced by a jeweller might not be particularly expensive, but changing it yourself is cheaper, saves time, and, in many cases, quite an easy process. Follow the simple guide below, and you’ll be able to replace your battery in a few quick and easy minutes.

Is there a tool to take the back off a watch?

A case wrench will use fitted small pins to fit tightly to the back and unscrew the case back and the using a watch case holder can help hold the watch safely while you turn the tool. Other watch tools like the crystal or case press will press on friction watch backs and fit watch crystals in the same way.

What tools do you need to change a watch battery?

Watch Battery Change Tool Kit

  1. Small Flat Head Screwdriver.
  2. Small Phillips Head Screwdriver.
  3. Snap-back Watch Case Opener.
  4. Screw-back Watch Case Opener.
  5. Plastic Tweezers.
  6. Spring Bar Tool.
  7. Scratch Brush.
  8. Watch Battery Size Selector (color may vary)

How do you open the back of a watch without the tool?

Who will replace watch batteries?

Places That Replace Watch Batteries: Comparison Table

StoreCost (Approximate)Service Time
JCPenney$102 to 3 weeks
Kay Jewelers$1320 minutes
Macy’s$503 weeks
My Jewelry Repair$40+1 to 2 weeks

Feb 19, 2020

Do Jewelers change watch batteries?

Watch Battery Replacement. It has become harder and harder to find a reliable, inexpensive place to replace a watch battery. Many large jewelers and retail stores with jewelry departments no longer offer watch battery replacement services. In fact, they usually refer their customers to The Jewelry Center!

Does Walmart still replace watch batteries?

No, Walmart does not replace watch batteries. You can buy the most common watch batteries at most stores but you’ll have to replace them yourself. Unless your watch is a sealed dive watch, replacing the battery is a pretty simple procedure.

How much should a watch battery cost?

On average, most professionals are going to charge around $5 to $14 to replace a basic watch battery, but this can greatly vary depending on the brand and type. Watches with a water resistant battery can cost $40 to $65, whereas chronograph models can cost as much as $65 to $100.

What is the average life of a watch battery?

Generally the lifetime of a watch battery is between two and five years. Its longevity depends on the type of watch, its dimensions and the amount of energy required by the different functions.

How much do jewelers charge to change a watch battery?

Pricing on a battery change ranges from as low as about $10 to upwards of $45 to $60 to reseal and pressure test a water resistant timepiece after switching out the battery. Some complicated watches that are hybrid quartz and chronograph movements can cost $65 to $95 for a battery change.

How long does it take to change a watch battery?

Every watch is different.

Yes, some watches actually do take 5 or 10 seconds to swap out a battery. Some watches are that quick, all you have to do is pop the case back off with a knife or sharp object, flick the cell out, slap another one in and presto, you’re finished. These types of watches I love.

Does Best Buy replace watch batteries?

If you buy the warranty through best buy anything is covered if you get the accidental one. No, the battery is not removable by the Geek Squad agents in store. However, if you get the Geek Squad Protection on the watch they will replace the device if it is having a battery issue.

Do all watches use the same battery?

All watch batteries are not the same. We have 2 basic types, 1.55 volt silver oxide batteries and 3.0 volt lithium batteries. A watch movement takes a specific size and type of battery and they cannot be interchanged.