My bretiling watch falls behing even after changing battery
I have a bretiling reveil watch and i changed the battery yesterday. right after the second hand started moving fine, but the hour and minute hands started falling behind. any idea how i can fix it myself!!!!!!
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mcdevito75 here, Battery usually lasts 1 year and longer, even if you did change the battery yourself now, you"d forget for a year or even longer next time battery needeed to be changed, I know I did. Add to this you can easily destroy your watch with in-correct handleing. BEST BET, look for a small watch repair shop in your area for this battery change $10--$15.00 and peace of mind.
BASIC WATCH BATTERY CHANGE
Get a replacement battery for your watch. Some watches have the battery information stamped on the back plate. If yours doesn't, you'll have to wait until you've removed the old battery to see what kind of replacement watch battery you'll need.
Lay your watch face down on a non-scratching, non-skid surface. It may help to clamp the watch to the surface.
Remove the back from the watch. You might be able to pry it off with your fingernail, but you'll probably need a stiff, thin tool like a knife or screwdriver. You can also buy watch repair kits, which have the perfect tools for the job. Check the watch back for a small notch to insert your tool, but not all watches have these.
Remove the battery from the watch once the back is off. You might need to tip the watch over to let the battery fall out.
Insert the new watch battery into the proper space, first double-checking its size against the old battery to make sure it will fit. Press lightly into place.
Replace the back on your watch. Make sure you press firmly to get the back seated snugly.
If this doesnt work, then take to a local jeweler/watchmaker who is equipped with the right tools to assist you.
mcdevito75 here, Even the best watches, Wind-up and Quatz give out over time, components simply wear down. If the battery is over 1 year old, even though it still test good at 1.5 volts Change it. Also check with the repair service right here on fixya, bottom of this page click on repair service directory then click on watches, maybe 1 of the watch repair people could, clean the watch or even change the quartz mechanism in the watch.
If you don't have a watch repair kit, a small flathead screwdriver or even a butter knife would work. Set the watch face down on a soft material (pillow/towel). Insert the flat tool in the gap between the back and the watch itself. Apply a bit a of pressure the loosen and remove the back. Remove the rubber gasket covering the battery. Then you will want to remove the clip covering the battery (with the flat tool). Once the clip is removed flip it upside down and let the battery fall out
Depends on the kind of watch. If it is a quartz watch it could be the battery.
If it is a mechanical it has a more serious problem. A new watch most likely will not have a problem with a hand touching unless the watch has taken a great fall and the hands are jarred enough to misplace them. Of course this kind of fall will cause other damage.
Seriously, most jewelers don't know what a watch is let alone how it works or what could be wrong with it. Have a watchmaker look at it and they can give you real information.
Hope this helps. Ken Yellowstone Watch Inc. www.yellowstonewatch.com