Introduction

This guide is designed to help you replace the battery of a screw-less rubber watch. With this guide, we hope that this will help preserve the life of a watch designed to be disposable. You will need to use an X-acto knife, a very sharp knife that should be handled with caution. You will also need a spudger or something flat and non-metal, something like the wooden coffee stick we use here, to take out the battery.

Parts

Begin by placing the watch on its backside. Begin by placing the watch on its backside.
  • Begin by placing the watch on its backside.

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Gently pull the top of the watch's back until the cap detaches, in a peeling motion. Pull out the white cap and green chip once it is free. Pull out the white cap and green chip once it is free.
  • Gently pull the top of the watch's back until the cap detaches, in a peeling motion.

  • Pull out the white cap and green chip once it is free.

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Carefully puncture the plastic casing next to the battery on top of the green chip with the X-Acto knife and stop.
  • Carefully puncture the plastic casing next to the battery on top of the green chip with the X-Acto knife and stop.

  • Be careful not to insert the X-Acto knife too downward into the battery.

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Flip the chip around to the front. In a chiseling motion, make an incision on the front side above the battery to cut out a plastic casing. Make sure to hold the knife away from the hands in a safe, stable grip.
  • Flip the chip around to the front.

  • In a chiseling motion, make an incision on the front side above the battery to cut out a plastic casing.

  • Make sure to hold the knife away from the hands in a safe, stable grip.

  • Remove the cut plastic casing over the battery.

  • The plastic casing should come off like a cap.

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Gently remove the battery with a spudger or a wooden coffee stick.
  • Gently remove the battery with a spudger or a wooden coffee stick.

  • Using too much force may detach the tab holding the battery and break the watch.

  • Once free, remove the dead battery.

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Insert the new battery.
  • Insert the new battery.

  • Place the cut plastic cap casing over the chip and battery.

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Place the white cap over the green chip. Insert the white cap and green chip into the back of the watch with the spudger or wooden coffee stick. Turn over the watch and check the power.
  • Place the white cap over the green chip.

  • Insert the white cap and green chip into the back of the watch with the spudger or wooden coffee stick.

  • Turn over the watch and check the power.

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