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

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

  2. Gently pull the top of the watch's back until the cap detaches, in a peeling motion.
    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Insert the new battery.

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

    • 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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