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Fossil watch dead

I have a fossil watch, I changed the battery bit the watch still does not work. Any suggestions

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    my fossil watch went dead and i changed the battery but it still do not work

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Get battery out again. Clean (scrape) all the battery related contacts using steel needle or small screwdriver. Make sure the battery is not underpowered. Refit the battery keeping the right polarity and set the watch.
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