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Changing Watch Batteries

Lots of posters ask "what is the battery in my (name of watch)" with a view to changing it yourself. This is a bad idea for many reasons. You don't have the tools or knowledge to remove a rotary screw on back, or the gasket sealant for a waterproof watch. Some fashion watches have 4 traditional screw and need professional grade jeweler screwdrivers. Also, there are about 20 batteries commonly used in watches, in various sizes and internal technology, Lithium Ion, Silver Oxide and Manganese Alkaline. If you buy them, you generally have to buy 10!

Don't sweat the details. Just take the watch to your local jeweler. They have all the batteries at hand and the tools to remove the back. It is done whilst you wait for $8 to $15!

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Why doesn't my new Fossil watch ES 4168 work?


Take it back to the shop where you bought it.

If you bought it online, it is almost certainly a replica made in China. Take it to a local jeweler and ask them to replace the battery and tell you if it is genuine. It will cost you $6 to $15 to replace it.

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My digits are dimming or fading making the watch hard to read. Battery reading is "high"


mcdevito75 Here, The battery could be loose makeing a weak connection or the LCD screen could be going bad, Have a small watch repair shop in your area check it out. If you can do so yourself be very carefull as too much pressure on the battery (PRESSING) could destroy the LCD face of the watch, also if the display (FACE) of your Casio ever goes black, even if display returns, the LCD is going bad.

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Need to change battery and cannot open back of watch


Howdy, as a do-it-yourself-er, I feel like I should be able to change a battery on a watch pretty easily, but i also have difficult to open model. I take mine to the pharmacy and they do it for the cost of the battery. Local hardware, and jewelry stores also do this. Some, few, areas still have watch repair shops ( best option). Some cases are pressurized, I understand.
Well, lots of info, but I don't know how much help:)
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hello i changed the battery on my dakota angler II and the only thing that works is the red light, no time analog and or digita, none of the buttons do anything except the red one for the light.


Did you change the battery yourself? Did you have instructions? The reason I ask is only because some watches/etc have more the one battery for various functions. Sometimes there are more batteries underneatch the battery you replaced.
I would call the manufacturer and ask them if you have the number.

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Many people replace their own batteries but some of them have problems with replacing the backs and finding (for some unknown reason) the watch no longer works!


I advise you to take your watch to your nearest authorized dealer and ask them to do it for you.

You can get into difficulty replacing batteries and it is not worth the risk for the small cost saving in doing it yourself.

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