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I have a am3998 fossil watch that has stopped working , found out it wasnt the battery, I need help I love this watch

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Okay, there could be multiple things wrong. You will most likely need a new movment (motor) or you will need to have it serviced in which a watch maker will take the watch apart and oil and adjust all of the wheels and gears. What you could do is send the watch into fossil, they have like a lifetime warranty or 13 years or something like that.

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hi i have a watch very simalar. They run on two seperate batteries. sounds like one of them is dead. get the digigtal one replaced

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Of course, you can.
Open the watch and take the battery out. Memorize all the writings on battery and buy exactly the same one. You need to memorize wich way up the battery is originally fitted. If you will insert the new battery the other side up, you can damage your watch movement.

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In general, common batteries like the type I expect you'll find inside your watch are commonly found at many drug stores, jewelry store counters at places like Walmart and Target, and even at some dollar stores. Be aware that cheap dollar store batteries are usually alkaline, not silver oxide, versions of the same size battery. Alkaline batteries may work perfectly well in many watches, but they have a somewhat different energy performance curve over time, and, in general, they won't last quite as long as a comparable silver oxide battery. In addition, for reasons I've never been able to figure out, some of the Fossil watches that I've serviced would not function with an alkaline battery--but would work fine when I put in a silver oxide battery of the same size and voltage. I have not been able to see a pattern to predict when this will and will not occur. Lithium batteries, whether "brand name" or generic, should have the same performance curve.

If you do open up your watch to change the battery and don't recognize the battery type/code on your battery, don't give up. Watch batteries have different numbering schemes, depending on the manufacturer. Here's a link to a cross-reference chart that will help you "translate" one code into another. I would suggest starting by looking at the #377 line to see if one of those cross-reference codes matches what you have. However, you may need to look around the chart to get an exact match:

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