Introduction

For this project, we are going to talk about how to replace a battery in a traditional watch. These instructions will only work for a traditional screw-off-back watch. To complete this task, you do not need any prior experience, but you will need to have a basic understanding of tools. By doing this yourself, you will save money and gain basic knowledge about watch repair. Make sure you are in a well-lit area with plenty of space.

Place your watch in the watch holder, and adjust the sizing screw to the appropriate size for your watch. If you do not have a holder, you can  hold the watch yourself and still be able to complete the repair.
  • Place your watch in the watch holder, and adjust the sizing screw to the appropriate size for your watch.

  • If you do not have a holder, you can hold the watch yourself and still be able to complete the repair.

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Next, you will have to adjust the dimensions of the watch back remover tool you will use to take the watch back off.  The dimensions should be set so the tool properly fits the three connection points on the back of the watch.  You can do this by screwing or unscrewing the adjustment screws on the tool.
  • Next, you will have to adjust the dimensions of the watch back remover tool you will use to take the watch back off. The dimensions should be set so the tool properly fits the three connection points on the back of the watch. You can do this by screwing or unscrewing the adjustment screws on the tool.

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Turn the tool counterclockwise until the back of the watch is completely off.
  • Turn the tool counterclockwise until the back of the watch is completely off.

    • You will need to hold the watch band up while you complete this step.

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Use tweezers to carefully remove the current watch battery.  Next, place the new battery in the same spot and orientation you removed the previous battery from. Do not touch or remove any other piece inside of the watch.
  • Use tweezers to carefully remove the current watch battery. Next, place the new battery in the same spot and orientation you removed the previous battery from.

  • Do not touch or remove any other piece inside of the watch.

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Place the back of the watch back on and align the watch back remover tool to  the three connection points.  Then, turn the tool clockwise until the back of the watch is tightly secured.
  • Place the back of the watch back on and align the watch back remover tool to the three connection points. Then, turn the tool clockwise until the back of the watch is tightly secured.

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Check the watch for proper operation and set it to the correct time.
  • Check the watch for proper operation and set it to the correct time.

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Conclusion

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

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