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How do i open the watch to change the battery without breaking it ?

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It depends on the make and model of the watch, many watches require a special tool that is only available to jewellers or watch repair facilities. The safest way to change a battery in your watch without damaging it is to take it to a department store or watch retailer and have them do it. It costs minimal when you consider it is done right, and includes the battery. I would guess between 7 to 15 dollars to get it done.

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