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Replacing Batteries on Sealed Watches

I recently purchased a Lucien Piccard Ladies 18K gold swiss made watch, model 23170 (on ebay). When I tried to have the battery replaced at one of the local malls, I was told by a representative that the watch was sealed and there was no way to open it and replace the battery. He said "it's the type of watch you buy and when the battery dies you throw it away." Why would lucien piccard manufacture a watch made of 18K gold (swiss made) only to be thrown away? This makes absolutely no sense to me whatsoever. Is there any advice you can offer me? Thank you. J

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Who ever told you that story about throwing it away should not be in the business of repairing watches. I have the same problem and googled Lucienpiccardusa.com. They do lifetime battery replacement and some general servicing according to your warrenty. From what I read on their web site you only pay for the shipping charges.

Hope this helps you. JFG

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