Change a Watch Battery

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My watch stopped. It needed a battery. I was on a expedition in South America. How inconvenient..

Step 1: Take the Strap Off and Take a Breath.

Ready? Go!

Step 2: Flip the Watch Over

I used a knife to start unscrewing the back but I guess you could use a watch-back spanner

Step 3: Remove the Plastic Thingie

Yep you'll put it back in a sec

Step 4: Once You Remove the Plastic Thing

You'll see a battery. Make sure you replace it with the right one. I also used compressed air to clean out the mech while I was in there.

Step 5: Put the Back Back On

You're done!!

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    josh

    4 years ago

    That's a really good question! I was super careful with mine. I know they usually have a little lubricant on them so they seal well so I used a tiny dab of petroleum jelly. I need to think about that though. Thanks!

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    Phil B

    4 years ago

    One of the problems that develops when I change my watch battery is that the "O" ring seal becomes damaged and ought be replaced, but I do not have a replacement. Do you have any thoughts about this? Thanks.