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

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  • Begin by placing the watch on its backside.

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Image 1/3: Pull out the white cap and green chip once it is free. Image 2/3: Pull out the white cap and green chip once it is free. Image 3/3: 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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Image 1/1: Be careful not to insert the X-Acto knife too downward into the battery.
  • 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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Image 1/3: In a chiseling motion, make an incision on the front side above the battery to cut out a plastic casing. Image 2/3: Make sure to hold the knife away from the hands in a safe, stable grip. Image 3/3: Remove the cut plastic casing over 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.

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Image 1/1: Using too much force may detach the tab holding the battery and break the watch.
  • 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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Image 1/1: Place the cut plastic cap casing over the chip and battery.
  • Insert the new battery.

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

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Image 1/3: Insert the white cap and green chip into the back of the watch with the spudger or wooden coffee stick. Image 2/3: Turn over the watch and check the power. Image 3/3: 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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