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Won't run, it it battery operated? - Fossil JR9413 Watch for Men

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  • dasjostrom
    dasjostrom Jan 12, 2013

    This was a good answer, but I found that if you take the watch to a Fossil Store, they will change it for $10.

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    Les Dickinson Jan 12, 2013

    it doesent av to be a fossil dealer any jewlers will do it, if you feel confident you can doit yourself it's not very hard to do

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    Les Dickinson Jan 12, 2013

    sent you video please rate me if helps you gud luk

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Yes it is battery operated,sudjest you get the battery changed at local jewelers.

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