Introduction

Replacing the battery of the Armitron watch will require disassembling most of the watch.

Remove the back strap.
  • Remove the back strap.

  • Remove four 1.7 mm Phillips Pan Head screws.

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Pull back on the strap, while keeping a finger pressed to the metal covering.
  • Pull back on the strap, while keeping a finger pressed to the metal covering.

  • Gently pull away the metal covering away from the watch.

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  • Pinch the metal tab.

  • Pull the chip up and out.

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  • Remove two 1.5 mm Phillips Pan Head screws.

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  • Remove the battery.

  • Take note of the orientation the battery is in for proper replacement.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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what about the after battery replacement short circuit to reset it? that’s the hard part that totally is unclear!

holograf00 - Reply

what about the post battery replacement short circuit reset?! that’s the hard part that’s completely unclear and confusing!

holograf00 - Reply

my comments don’t seem to be working.

holograf00 - Reply

I agree that these instructions are very deficient when describing how to reset the battery. I just spent 1/2 hour resetting an Amitron MD0699. One is supposed to bridge about a 2 mm gap between 2 vertical bands of metal. The space to approach this is very small. A normal paper clip tip is too narrow for this purpose. A large metallic paper clip tip might work, but you will have to prove that the metal is conductive. My micro screwdriver set didn’t work; I didn’t realize the metal was non conductive til I tested it with an electrometer. In the end, the electrometer tip was just the right size. I reassuring little chime rang when the reset occurs. All these little fine points would have made the original post useful.

pkenny - Reply

I took the whole watch assembly out of the case and was able to short out the 2 tabs with a piece of stripped 16 ga stranded copper wire.

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